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River Lions Sign former Kansas Jayhawk Guard, Naadir Tharpe

Released: February 04, 2017


St. Catharines, ON – The Niagara River Lions announced today that they have signed former Kansas Jayhawk Guard, Naadir Tharpe


The 5-foot-11, 170-pound Tharpe was with the Kansas Jayhawks for 3 seasons, playing alongside stars such as Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embid. Tharpe added an NCAA Division 1 finals appearance to his resume during the 2011-2012 season with those same Jay Hawks. After the 2013-2014 season, Naadir played in the D-league under the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers affiliates.


The River Lions Head Coach was eager to welcome Tharpe saying, “Naadir gives us another play making guard who can be an extension of the coaching staff on the floor.”


During his 2013-14 Season, 25-year old Tharpe averaged 8.47 points per game while adding 5.0 assists per game. During his time in the NBA D-League, the story was much of the same as he averaged 5.67 points per game and tallied 3.53 assists per game, which makes Tharpe a great addition to the River Lions team.


Be sure to catch Naadir in action tonight as he makes his debut with the team when the River Lions take on the Windsor Express. Tip-off is at 7:00pm in the Meridian Centre!


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