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Bears-ex Devonte Bandoo Signs Deal With CEBL Team

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Baylor Bears-ex Devontè Bandoo signed a contract to play with the Saskatchewan Rattlers, which is part of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL).

Bandoo signed the contract a day after the Bears reached the Final Four for the first time, defeating the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Bandoo and the Rattlers begin the season June 7 against the Edmonton Stingers.

Bandoo was part of the Bears’ 26-4 record a season ago, one in which the Bears spent a good portion of the Big 12 season as the nation’s No. 1 team. Bandoo was named the Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year, as he shot a team-high 38.5 percent from 3-point range. Bandoo averaged 7.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per game for the Bears, and had career averages of 8.1 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.4 assists.


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“I’m excited to be a part of the Rattlers organization”, said Bandoo in a release sent by the team. “I can’t wait to play and learn from the coaching staff and my teammates. I look forward to competing for a CEBL Championship with the Ratters.”

The Mississauga, Ontario, native found his way to Baylor after he played two seasons at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. There, he led HCC to a 2017 Division I NJCAA national title. He came up huge in that championship game, scoring 22 points against Eastern Florida State College.

There are seven teams in the CEBL.

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