Rattlers Add NCAA Big Man and Veteran Pro Ahead of Playoff Push (2024)

Saskatoon, Sask. - The Saskatchewan Rattlers of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) announced Tuesday that the club signed 6-foot-10 Jaden Bediako and 6-foot-7 Tyrell Green for the remainder of the 2024 season. The duo will make their CEBL debuts on Thursday in a match-up against the Winnipeg Sea Bears at SaskTel Centre.

During his five-year NCAA D1 career, Bediako has played in NCAA DI with Santa Clara University and Seton Hall University. He has a collegiate career average of 6.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 0.6 assists, and 20.1 minutes in 148 games.

“Jaden is coming off a highly successful college career at Seton Hall and should make an immediate positive impact on our lineup,” said General Manager and Vice-President of Basketball Operations, Barry Rawlyk. “We are very excited to have a big man with his skill set join us.”

Bediako is coming off his final season in the NCAA with Seton Hall starting in all 37 games while averaging 8.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, and a team-high 1.6 blocks in 24.8 minutes played. As a senior, Bediako was ranked top 20 in Division 1 in offensive rebounds with 3.5 per game and ranked second in the conference for total blocks with 37. He started his collegiate career with Santa Clara playing four years averaging 5.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 18.5 minutes in 111 games played. Bediako will make his professional debut with the Rattlers.

“Excited to join the Saskatchewan Rattlers organization! Can’t wait to get to work with the team and meet the great people of this province,” said Bediako. “This will be my first time out there. Thank Coach Larry and General Manager Barry for the opportunity. Let’s get it!”

During his seven-year professional career, Green has played with eleven teams in Canada, Great Britain, Finland, Hungary, Sweden, and Luxembourg. He has a professional career average of 12.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 23.9 minutes in 157 games.

“Tyrell brings a wealth of CEBL and International playing experience to the team.” said General Manager and Vice-President of Basketball Operations, Barry Rawlyk. “Unfortunately injuries have depleted our line-up at that position so we are fortunate to have Tyrell available to step in..”

Green is coming off a season with the Plymouth City Patriots in the British Basketball League where he averaged 11.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 0.6 assists, and 23.3 minutes in 25 games played. Green has played with the Guelph Nighthawks, Ottawa Blackjacks, and the Brampton Honey Badgers over five seasons in the CEBL averaging 8.1 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.0 assist, and 17.0 minutes playing in 42 games.

“I would like to thank Barry and the whole Rattlers organization for giving me this opportunity to play for the team,” said Green. “I look forward to coming in and help contribute to the team for this playoff push.”

The Rattlers play three more home games and three more away games leading up to Championship Weekend (CW24) happening in Montréal, QC from August 9-11, 2024

Premium seat options are available including VIP tables, Luxury Suites, and the Rattlers Courtside Lounge. All tickets options can also be purchased through the
Rattlers Front Office (306) 244-2181, Saskatchewan Rattlers website, or via Ticketmaster. For more seating options, and partnership opportunities; fans can contact Graham Forrester (Senior Account Executive) or Ivan Brown (Director of Partnerships).

About the Saskatchewan Rattlers

The Saskatchewan Rattlers are Saskatchewan’s professional basketball team, one of the six

original teams in the CEBL – the Rattlers won the 2019 inaugural season championship. Playing out of SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – the Rattlers offer an entertainment-focused environment surrounded by some of the world’s top professional athletes. The Rattlers are a community-first organization and take pride in their ability to bring communities together while making sport more accessible to the province.

About the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL)

A league created by Canadians for Canadians with a mission to develop Canadian players, coaches, sports executives, and referees, the CEBL boasts the highest percentage of Canadian players of any pro league in the country with 73% of its 2023 rosters being Canadian. Players bring experience from the NBA, NBA G League, top international pro leagues, the Canadian National team program, and top NCAA programs as well as U SPORTS. Fourteen players have signed NBA contracts following a CEBL season, and numerous CEBL players attend NBA G League training camps every year. The CEBL season runs from May through August. More information about the CEBL is available at
CEBL.caand @cebleague onInstagram,Twitter,TikTok,LinkedIn,Facebook&YouTube.

For more information on the Saskatchewan Rattlers professional basketball team - visit therattlers.ca

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