WINNIPEG – The newest member of the Canadian Elite Basketball League has announced its second signing, adding another CEBL Champion to its roster.

Shane Osayande, a 6’7’’ forward, will join the club for its inaugural season.

Osayande has an already-established connection with Chad Posthumus, the team’s first signing. The duo won the inaugural CEBL title in 2019 as members of the Saskatchewan Rattlers.

The Toronto-born athlete joins the Sea Bears after a season overseas, where he averaged 9.5 points and 11.8 rebounds with Champville of the Lebanese Division A League.

Osayande’s connection to the Prairies runs deep. The power forward played three years at the University of Saskatchewan before turning pro. In his time as a Huskie, he was named both a Canada West First Team All Star and CIS All Canadian.


“We are very excited to welcome Shane to the Sea Bears for our inaugural season. His experience and success in this league, especially as a former CEBL champion, will be invaluable to our team.”

Jason Smith, President, Winnipeg Sea Bears Basketball Club

“It’s always an honour and great privilege to play in the CEBL, yet alone for a brand new organization. I’m excited to see the province of Manitoba, my teammates and coaching staff, and most importantly all the great fans of the Sea Bears.”

Shane Osayande, Forward, 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 @cebleague on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, LinkedIn, Facebook & YouTube.


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