ST. CATHARINES, Ontario (WKBN) – Russ Conley, who scored 1,000 points at Reynolds, is competing for the Niagara River Lions of the National Basketball League of Canada nowadays. Conley played collegiately at Penn State-Behrend after a successful prep career as a Raider.
The Lions are 2-4, currently in last place in the Central Division. They are led by longtime Canadian coach Ken Murray. Conley has averaged 4.3 points and 3.7 rebounds in three games this season. His season-high 6 points came against the Windsor Express on January 5, where he also registered 6 rebounds.
Last year, the 6’9 center appeared in three games for the Erie Bayhawks of the NBDL. He averaged 1 point and 1 rebound per game in limited action.
Niagara will be back in action on Thursday when they play host to the first-place London Lightning.
The NBL of Canada started in 2011. The eight-team league features teams from Halifax to Windsor. The NBL teams play a 32-game schedule. Next season the league is set to welcome Cape Breton to begin play in Sydney, Nova Scotia.