Rainmen lock up NBL Canada's top scorer

The Halifax Rainmen locked up the National Basketball League of Canada’s top scorer on Monday.

The Rainmen signed six-foot-five guard Brandon Robinson, who they acquired from the Oshawa Power for draft pick and cash at last month’s NBL Canada draft in Toronto.

Robinson averaged 19.9 points per game for the Power and was named most valuable player of the league’s all-star game in Halifax last March.

“He’s such an offensive threat,” Rainmen owner Andre Levingston said in a release. “He scores in so many ways.”

The Lake Wales, Fla., native joins Vancouver’s Joey Haywood on Halifax’s roster.

The Rainmen also have guard Chris Hagan and forward Darnell Hugee remaining on their five-man protected list after dealing away forward Tyrone Levett to the Moncton Miracles and Taliek Brown to the Laval Kebs.

The Rainmen open the NBL Canada season on Nov. 2.


The National Basketball League of Canada named Susan Gordon deputy commissioner on Monday. Gordon is a former vice president of national marketing for Rogers Communication. She replaces John Kennedy, who served as NBL Canada commissioner last season before resigning last March.

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