Former Kansas State guard Xavier Sneed is headed to Canada to play professional basketball for the Niagara River Lions in the Canadian Elite Basketball League.
Sneed is the third American player to join the CEBL for the 2021 season, and the second from the Big 12. Baylor-ex Devonte Bandoo, a native of Canada, signed with the Saskatchewan Rattlers last month.
This is Sneed’s third professional team since leaving the Wildcats after the 2019-20 season. Sneed managed to hook up with the Charlotte Hornets during the 2020 preseason and played in three games, scoring six points and grabbing four rebounds in 15 minutes played.
After that, Sneed found a spot with the G League’s Greensboro Swarm, where he played 13 games in the G League Bubble in Orlando. He averaged 8.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.8 steals.
Sneed was a four-year letterwinner at Kansas State, as he progressed from bench player to full-time starter. His best year was his senior year, during which Sneed averaged 4.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.7 assists in 32.5 minutes per game.
For his career, Sneed is the only Wildcat to post at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 200 assists and 150 steals in a career.
“I would like to thank the Niagara River Lions for giving me the opportunity to play for the organization,” said Sneed in the CEBL’s release. “I appreciate them giving me a chance to show the winning attitude I bring to the table, while also getting a chance to view the beautiful country.”
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