Fraser Valley Bandits release top forward Cameron Forte

A team leader through four games of the CEBL Summer Series, Forte has been cut loose

Four games into their 2020 season, the Fraser Valley Bandits have lost a hugely important player.

The Canadian Elite Basketball League team sent out a news release early Sunday morning saying forward Cameron Forte has been released “so that he can pursue another playing opportunity.”

It’s bizarre timing and a massive hit to a squad that started off strong at the CEBL’s Summer Series tournament in St. Catharines, Ontario.

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Forte averaged 21.8 points and nine rebounds in 28.3 minutes through four games as the Bandits went 2-2.

Curiously, he only played 19 minutes in a 102-96 loss to Hamilton on Saturday after played 26:56 against Edmonton, 33:58 against Saskatchewan and 27:41 versus the Ottawa BlackJacks.

Forte’s departure leaves the Bandits with just two true ‘forwards’ on the roster in Tavarion Nix and Olu Ashaolu.

Ashaolu did have a solid game against Ottawa on Saturday, producing 14 points, two rebounds and a block in 16 minutes of floor-time.


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