The Ottawa BlackJacks of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) announced Wednesday the re-signing of Canadian forward Chad Posthumus.

A six-foot-11 forward from Winnipeg, Posthumus joined the BlackJacks in August 2021 and became the first player in CEBL history to record a “20-20” when he recorded 23 points and 20 rebounds leading Ottawa to a crucial CEBL quarter-final victory over the Hamilton Honey Badgers on August 14. The following week, Posthumus recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds in the CEBL semifinal against the defending champions Edmonton Stingers at Championship Weekend.

Playing professionally in Canada, Japan and Argentina, Posthumus has averaged 11.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 20.2 minutes in 165 games over a seven-year career. Most recently, Posthumus represented the CEBL at the Basketball Champions League Americas (BCLA) as part of the Edmonton Stingers CEBL team. He traveled to Nicaragua for two games, where he averaged 12.0 points, 11.5 rebounds and 25.5 minutes, recording a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds December 14 against Cangerjeros.

In 2019, Posthumus took part in the inaugural CEBL season when he averaged 5.2 points and 4.6 rebounds, while winning the first CEBL Championship title with the Saskatchewan Rattlers.

The big man made his pro debut with the Levanga Hokkaido of the Japan Basketball League on October 11, 2014, scoring 16 points and posting 12 rebounds, before signing with the Atletico Argentino de Junin in Argentina in January 2015. He averaged 9.7 points and 4.9 rebounds in 11 games. He played four games for the Chicago Bulls in the NBA Summer League in 2014.

Collegiately, Posthumus played a pair of seasons with Morehead State in the NCAA Division I. As a senior, he averaged 9.8 points, 11.0 rebounds and 25.7 minutes in 33 games. He led the conference and ranked fourth nationally in rebounding. Posthumus played with the Thunderbirds of the University of British Columbia in Canada for his freshman season, before transferring to Howard College for his sophomore campaign.

The Winnipeg native attended River East Collegiate, a high school located in his hometown. Considered one of the top high school basketball players in the country, he averaged 39 points, 25 rebounds and seven blocks as a senior.

His mother, Diana, played basketball at the University of Winnipeg and was a part of the Canadian National Team program.

Posthumus is the first player to sign with the team for the 2022 season. Last week, the Ottawa BlackJacks, in collaboration with the CEBL, announced its 2022 regular season 20-game schedule, opening up with a home game versus Fraser Valley on May 25 and closing with a date against Montreal at TD Place on August 1.

In addition to 10 regular season home games, the BlackJacks will be hosting the 2022 CEBL Championship Weekend from August 10-14, 2022, with games taking place in the Arena at TD Place. The team with the best regular season record will join host Ottawa with automatic berths into the four-team Championship Weekend.

Fans can now purchase 2022 BlackJacks season and half-season seat memberships, and Flex Packs at Season seat members have exclusive access to 2022 CEBL Championship tickets. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the Ottawa BlackJacks Membership Services team directly at 613-690-0519 or by email at


“Chad is a great player who fits in the culture of our club. When he joined our team in August, he brought the energy we needed to pull off a great win against Hamilton in the CEBL quarter-final, providing an unmatched presence in the paint. This winter, he’s been proudly representing the CEBL on the international stage at the BCLA and it goes without saying that we wanted to bring him back to Ottawa for the 2022 season.”

- Jevohn Shepherd, General Manager, Ottawa BlackJacks Basketball Club

“I’m very excited for the opportunity to be back here in the nation’s capital to build on our playoff run from last year. We’re just getting started!”

- Chad Posthumus, Forward, Ottawa BlackJacks Basketball Club


About the Ottawa BlackJacks

The first expansion franchise of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL), the Ottawa BlackJacks showcase the best of basketball and entertainment in the nation’s capital. Having recently completed its second season, the BlackJacks earned a semifinal appearance at the 2021 CEBL Championship Weekend in Edmonton. The Ottawa front office brings NBA, NBA G League, national team, NCAA and major international pro league experience to the franchise. Led by General Manager Jevohn Shepherd and Head Coach Charles Dubé-Brais, Ottawa plays its home games out of the world-class Arena at TD Place in Lansdowne Park. The BlackJacks and the City of Ottawa have been awarded the rights to host the 2022 CEBL Championship Weekend from August 12-14, 2022 with games taking place in the Arena at TD Place. The CEBL Championship Weekend will be a celebration of basketball, music, and local culture that will feature concerts, street festivals, the CEBL Awards, and several legacy projects to be announced at a later date. For more information visit

About Canadian Elite Basketball League

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