Former Wesmen Men’s Basketball standout Nick Lother was selected in the inaugural National Basketball League of Canada draft held Sunday evening in Toronto, Ontario.  Lother was selected in the third round (17th overall) by the London Lightning. “It was an honour to be drafted into the league. I owe a lot to Coach Raimbault, my team mates and all the people at the University of Winnipeg who have helped me get to this point”, said Lother from Toronto.


Lother completed his fifth year with the Wesmen last season. He went out in style finishing fifth in the Canada West Conference in scoring averaging 20.2 points per game. During the season he set a Canada West Men’s Basketball single game modern day record for both successful free throws (22) and free throw attempts (28). Lother was named the University of Winnipeg’s Male Athlete of the Year for the 2010-2011season.

"We are excited for Nick to have the opportunity to continue his playing career.  He has given a lot to the program the past five years and we wish him the best moving forward”, added Wesmen head coach Mike Raimbault.

The National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC) is a newly created professional basketball league that allows Canadian players a chance to extend their playing careers. 

The 2011-12 NBLC season begins in October.


For more information please contact:

Sheldon Appelle

Sports Information Coordinator

University of Winnipeg

(204) 786-9823

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