Local sports briefs: Rattlers sign import Malcolm Miller; Kyle Rubisch is lone NLL all-star for Rush

"This versatility will be paramount over the course of the CEBL Summer Series. His athleticism will be a big asset to the team."

Barry Rawlyk was introduced on Jan. 9, 2020 as the Saskatchewan Rattlers general manager Liam Richards / Saskatoon StarPhoenix

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The Saskatchewan Rattlers have added yet another player to their roster.

The Rattlers — who’ll be heading east to the Niagara Falls region for training camp and the Canadian Elite Basketball League Summer Series championship tournament in the coming weeks — signed American guard/forward Malcolm Miller to the team roster.

Miller, a Midland, Texas native and NCAA Southern University product, is a former NBA G-League player.

He has played professionally around the world since 2014. In 2016-17, Miller appeared in 22 games for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA G League. Over the course of his professional career, Miller has averaged 14.0 points, 5.3  rebounds and 1.9 assists.

While playing NCAA Div. One at Southern, he averaged 14.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists. He was named to the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) first team all-conference in 2013 and 2014, the SWAC all-tournament team in 2013 and was the SWAC newcomer of the year in 2013.

“Malcolm is an extremely versatile player that can play multiple positions on the floor,” Rattlers GM Barry Rawlyk said in a release. “Malcolm can play on the wing as well as play the 4 position when necessary. This versatility will be paramount over the course of the CEBL Summer Series. His athleticism will be a big asset to the team.”



Veteran defender Kyle Rubisch was the lone member of the Saskatchewan Rush to be recognized among the 2019-20 National Lacrosse League award winners Wednesday.

Rubisch was named to the NLL’s All-League all-star team.



Four members of the University of Saskatchewan wrestling team have been recognized by Wrestling Canada’s NextGen program for 2020-21.

The quartet includes Carson Lee, Hunter Lee, Berit Johnson and Logan Sloan. Hunter Lee is the lone selection for the NextGen’s tier one group.

WCL’s NextGen Program is focused on wrestlers trending five to eight years out from an Olympic podium. This program, led by NextGen coaches Carol Huynh and Kimin Kim, will be supported by the WCL Sport Science / Sport Medical Team Leads.

At U Sports nationals this past season, Carson Lee, Hunter Lee and Sloan each captured gold while Johnson collected a silver medal.

Between the four of them, they won two gold and two silver medals at the Canada West championships in 2019-20 as the U of S men captured the conference banner for the first time since 2016.

Meanwhile, the women’s team put up its best national placing in program history with a second-place U Sports finish at the U Sport nationals. The men finished second-best in the country for just the third time.

“This means we are moving in the right direction and doing the right things with our athletes and our program,” said Huskies head coach Daniel Olver in a release.

Carson Lee, Hunter Lee and Johnson represented Canada internationally at the Junior World Championships in Tallinn, Estonia, where Hunter Lee claimed a bronze medal.

Sloan and Carson Lee have both earned the triple crown of Canada West, U Sports and Huskie Athletics’ male rookie of the year honours, while Hunter Lee has twice been a nominee for Huskie Athletics’ male athlete of the year.