WINNIPEG – The Canadian Elite Basketball League’s newest member have added more CEBL experienced talent to their roster. 

Toronto native, Michael Okafor is set to join the Sea Bears organization for its inaugural season. 

Okafor joins the team for this second professional season after a stint with the Hamilton Honey Badgers in 2022. The defending CEBL champion played a major role with the team as he appeared in 15 games and averaged 17.5 minutes and 5.5 points. 

The 6’9’’ forward wrapped up his college career in February playing with Lakehead University where he earned a second team all-star. Okafor averaged 16.3 points, finished 14th overall in OUA scoring and lead his team to a 16-6 conference record.


“We look forward to welcoming Michael to Winnipeg. He brings with him experience of success at the CEBL level as a defending champion, and is the perfect complement to our roster.”

-Jason Smith, President, Winnipeg Sea Bears Basketball Club


About the Winnipeg Sea Bears

The Winnipeg Sea Bears is a professional basketball team competing in the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL). The team will play all their home games at the Canada Life Centre in downtown Winnipeg, MB. The Sea Bears open their inaugural 2023 season on May 27 against the Vancouver Bandits. Ticket information is available at The team’s social handle @wpgseabears may be followed on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube

About Canadian Elite Basketball League

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 71 percent of its 2022 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. Nine players have moved from the CEBL into the NBA following a CEBL season, and 28 CEBL players attended NBA G League training camps during October. The CEBL season runs from May through August. Head to for more information or follow @ s on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, LinkedIn, Facebook & YouTube.

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