Leicester Riders’ new man, Teddy Allen, joins the team after a history-making season in the CEBL.
Here, we reflect on how Allen made waves in Canadian hoops…
Teddy “Buckets” put on a never-seen-before scoring clinic this summer. Over the season, Allen failed to score over 20 on just three occasions, putting up 40 points twice and 30 points five times in 20 games played.
His 27.6 points average was the second most in CEBL history, as the three-point marksman drained a league-high 72 triples on 36.5% shooting from behind the arc.
His 40 and 30-point explosions broke regular and post-season records, hitting highs never seen before.
Single-game scoring record
Allen broke the CEBL single-game scoring record in only his third appearance as a Sea Bear.
He caught fire for 42 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists against his former team, the Scarborough Shooting Stars, going 14-20 from the field and 11-13 from the foul line.
Winnipeg needed every one of his points as they edged past the Shooting Stars 98-93. Allen led them down the stretch, sealing the victory with a runner in transition with 19 seconds remaining.
It was the second game of a back-to-back for Allen, who put the team on his back for 40 minutes to stuff the stat sheet.
Early in the season, Allen planted his flag as the best player in the league with his record-breaking performance.
Single-game playoff scoring record
Allen made his name as a post-season performer later that season, breaking the CEBL single-game playoff scoring record with 35 points against the Edmonton Stingers.
It was another double-double for Allen who grabbed 10 rebounds in the game, as the Sea Bears fell just short 87-81 in the opening round of the Playoffs.
Allen made big shots down the stretch to keep Winnipeg in the game. His craftiness driving inside and finding space around the rim had no response from his opponents on the night.
The game ended his season in the CEBL, in which his performances earned him the MVP award.
Most Valuable Player
With his league-leading, history-making performances all season long, Allen was named the first CEBL Most Valuable Player in Winnipeg Sea Bears history.
Leading the team to the playoffs, Allen put up 27.3 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. He ranked top 10 in the CEBL in points (27.6), total assists (77), rebounds (8.0), and steals (1.7), and he led the league in three-pointers made (72).
Nine of the Sea Bears’ 12 wins were within single digits, and three came down to the final possession, as Winnipeg needed every point from the record-breaking Allen to guide them to the postseason.
In his second CEBL campaign, Allen established himself as the league’s elite scorer.
Don’t miss the debut
You can see Teddy make his Riders debut!