The Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) was founded in 2017 and the first season occurred in 2019. It originally started as a 6 team venture expanding to a 7th team in 2020 (Ottawa Blackjacks). The CEBL is also recognized as Canada Basketball’s first division professional league. Saskatchewan Rattlers were crowned the champions of the first season in 2019.
Similar to some other international basketball leagues around the world, one of the main focuses of the CEBL is to showcase and develop Canadian basketball talent, having a rule of a minimum of 70% of each team’s roster consisting of Canadian players.
For more information around the CEBL, check out their official website!