By Matt Dumouchelle
(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Express have submitted their list of six players to protect in the offseason. Stefan Bonneau, Darren Duncan, Kevin Loiselle, Chris Commons, Quinnel Brown and George Goode are on the list, meaning the Express will have a chance to negotiate a new contract with them before they become free agents.
At a recent league meeting, it was decided to expand the protected list to six, instead of the previous five players.
Bonneau was an all-star for the second straight year, as the league’s second leading scorer with an average 22.6 points per game. He equalled that mark in the post season.
Duncan finished first in the NBL in total assists with 471 and assists per game at 8.9, for the second straight season with Windsor.
Loiselle, a Canadian, made the all-star team for the second time this year and boasted the team lead in rebounds by averaging 7.6 a game. He was third in the league in blocks with 57.
Commons was again a force this year, averaging 18.4 points per game in the regular season and 16.2 in the playoffs. Commons was the NBL’s top shot blocker, as well, with 74.
Quinnel Brown was an offseason pick up last year who was the team’s third top scorer with 16.4 points per game while averaging 7.2 rebounds per game.
And George Goode played 12 games this season with the Express after being grabbed in a mid-season trade with Halifax. In his time in Windsor, Goode averaged 6.7 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, over an average of just 20 minutes.