Carl English has made an immediate impact on the National Basketball League of Canada and that has been formally recognized with the announcement that the St John’s Edge guard has been named the latest NBL Canada Central Division player of the week.
The 36-year-old shooting guard totalled 57 points in the two games he played last week as the expansion Edge closed out their season-opening road trip. English has played in four of St. John’s first five games, averaging 26 points — second-best in the league — 4.5 rebounds and four assists.
That’s helped the Edge to a 3-2 record heading into their season-opening game Friday night against the Niagara River Lions at Mile One Centre.
English takes the Central Division honours because the Edge have been grouped with the NBLC’s four Ontario-based team to provide divisional balance.
The Atlantic Division player of the week is Gabe Freeman of the Saint John Riptide who leads the league with a 31.5 scoring average through the Riptide’s first two games, including a win over the Edge last Friday.