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St. Catharines, ON – The Niagara River Lions are excited to announce the signing of Dwayne Smith.
Smith, a 6-foot-6 forward most recently appeared in 29 games for the Olimpo de Bahía Blanca of the Argentinian Liga A, registering 12.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 1.5 steals in 28.2 minutes per game.
A native of Toronto, Smith joins the River Lions in his home province to kick-off the season.
“Dwayne is an all team guy. He’s a glue guy, a leader by example and plays to win. He is a stable force who happens to be Canadian and he will be the foundation of a successful franchise”, said Head Coach Joe Raso.
Smith returns to National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC) after previously spending the 2013-14 season with the Island Storm and the 2014-15 season with the Moncton Miracles. Throughout the course of his NBL Canada career, Smith averaged 7.5 points and 4.7 rebounds with a 46% at field goal shooting.
Smith commented, “Being part of this organization was an easy decision to make. I look forward to being part of the Niagara Community”
The River Lions are set to return to the Meridian Centre for tip-off in November 2017. Season tickets are on sale now. Contact the River Lions Front Office at 289-273-5905 or visit Ticketmaster to secure your seats today!
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