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NBA G League champion forward Calloo signs with Rattlers

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Saskatoon, Sask. - The Saskatchewan Rattlers of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) announced Friday that the club signed six-foot-10 Windsor, Ontario native Maurice Calloo for the 2024 season. The NBA G League-experienced forward played in the 2023 CEBL Championship Final with the Western Conference Champion Calgary Surge in their inaugural season.

“Signing Maurice is a key part of our strategy to build Canadian talent on our roster. He has a proven track record in the CEBL, and when given the right situation and opportunity, his production on the court will only go up,” said General Manager and Vice-President of Basketball Operations, Barry Rawlyk. “He is a high character guy with a lively personality who will be popular with our fans and his teammates alike.”

During his professional career, Calloo has played four seasons with six teams in Luxembourg, NBA G League, FIBA AmeriCup in Brazil, and the CEBL. Calloo has a professional career average of 10.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 17.3 minutes in 49 games.

Calloo made his professional debut during the 2022 CEBL season with the Guelph Nighthawks (now Calgary Surge). During that season he played nine games, averaging 11.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, 19.8 minutes while shooting 50.7% from the field and 38.9% from behind the arc. During the CEBL postseason, he joined the Canadian National Team at the 2022 FIBA AmeriCup in Brazil. Canada reached the bronze medal game losing to the USA team with a final score of 84-80.

In 2022-23, Calloo signed a contract with the Salt Lake City Stars (Utah Jazz NBA G League-affiliate). After playing four games with the Stars, he signed with the Windy City Bulls (Chicago Bulls NBA G League-affiliate). After the NBA G League season, he returned to the CEBL to play with the Calgary Surge during their inaugural season in 2023. While with the Surge, he averaged 5.8 points, 2.7 rebounds, 14.2 minutes while shooting 42.5% from the field and 40.7% from behind the arc. The Surge captured a Western Conference Championship with a regular season record of 12-8. During the Championship Weekend Final, Calgary lost to the Scarborough Shooting Stars with a final score of 82-70.

After the 2023 CEBL season, Calloo signed with Grengewald Hostert of LBBL in Luxembourg. As a starter, he has appeared in 13 games averaging 26.4 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.4 blocks in 34.2 minutes. He currently leads the team in points per game while shooting 48.9%.

“I’m super excited to touch down in Saskatchewan and get to work,” said Calloo. “We have a lot to accomplish this year together and I’m looking forward to working with my new teammates as well as the entire rattlers staff!”

Prior to his professional career, Calloo attended Oak Hill Academy as a senior and Huntington Prep for his sophomore and junior years. As a three-star recruit, he made his NCAA debut with Oklahoma State Cowboys appearing in 16 games. As a sophomore, he transferred to Indian Hills of NJCAA playing in 33 games averaging 9.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 20.8 minutes while shooting 45.6% from the field and 35.1% from behind the arc. Indian Hills were 2020 NJCAA D1 Region XI Champions with a 30-3 record, they were set to play in the National Tournament before Covid-19. As a junior, Calloo transferred to Oregon State University. The Beavers finished the 20-2021 regular season with a record of 20-13 which led them to the 2021 Pac-12 Championship. They played in the NCAA Tournament with an exit during the Elite Eight. Over two seasons with the Oregon State Beavers, he averaged 7.0 points, 2.9 rebounds in 19.3 minutes over 61 games.

Canadian Elite Basketball League free agency opened on February 1, 2024 with player announcements to follow.

The full 2024 Rattlers schedule has been released, which features a full 20-game slate with one potential home playoff game and Championship Weekend (CW24) happening in Montréal, QC from August 9-11, 2024.

General public and returning season ticket members can claim their seats for the entire Rattlers 2024 season by using Account Manager. Season tickets range from $175 in the value section to $850 for courtside row 2 (All row 1 options are sold out). Single Game Tickets are available by utilizing the Flex Ticket Bundles. All tickets can also be purchased through the Rattlers Front Office (306) 244-2181, Saskatchewan Rattlers website, or via Ticketmaster. Single game tickets will be available later this spring. For more seating options, suites, and group rates; fans can contact an account executive.