Gene Cassell, Assistant Athletic Director for Communications
EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada – Former Washburn Ichabod All-American Brady Skeens has signed a contract to join the Edmonton Stingers of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) for the 2021 Season.
Skeens, 25, spent the 2020-2021 season playing in Finland with Pyrinto Tampere suiting up for 33 games, where he averaged 29.7 minutes and 12.30 points per game. He spent his 2019-2020 season with the Sudbury Five playing 22 games while averaging 30 minutes per game.
The six-foot-seven product of Lenexa, Kansas set his career high in points in a Canada – NBL game on February 7, 2020. That day he scored 23 points in a home win. He also had 18 rebounds, one assist and two blocks. He shot 10/11 from two, shooting at 90.9 percent from the field. He also shot 3/3 from the free-throw line.
The CEBL is preparing for its third season in 2021, following the success of the 2020 CEBL Summer Series in St. Catharines, Ontario; which saw a record 1.2 million viewers across Canada tune in to four days of live programming on CBC.
Skeens, who was named the MIAA’s Ken Jones Student Athlete of the Year, was a four-year member of the Ichabods playing in 103 games with 94 starts averaging 11.9 points and 9.6 rebounds per game for his career. This past season he became only the eighth Ichabod to average a double double for the season, something he accomplished three times. He finished his career 13th on the all-time scoring chart with 1,229 points and third all-time in rebounds with 990. He also leaves Washburn as the all-time leader in blocked shots with 242 and career field goal percentage of 68.8. As a senior, he led the Ichabods and NCAA Division II with a 72.2 percent field goal percentage.
Skeens is the first Ichabod basketball player to have been named both a CoSIDA Academic All-America® and to receive All-American honors as an athlete earning third team and honorable mention All-America honors and Third Team Academic All-American® honors from CoSIDA.
Skeens graduated from Washburn with a double major in Bachelor of Business Administration (Management and Finance) as well as three minors in computer science information, economics and leadership studies and graduated with his second degree with his Master’s of Business Administration in 2019.