Commons Exits Windsor For Saint John

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Express have announced that the club has traded the rights to forward Chris Commons to the Saint John Mill Rats for the rights to guard Doug Herring, Jr.

Commons has been a member of the Express since their inaugural season in 2012. He was instrumental in helping bring two NBL Canada championships to Windsor in 2014 and 2015.

Commons will leave the club as the all-time leader in a number of stat categories including games played, points, rebounds, and blocks.

“It was a joy to have Chris on our team for the past 4 seasons,” said head coach Bill Jones. “He’ll go down as one of the best players to ever wear an Express jersey. We wish him and his family well in all their future endeavours.”

Herring, Jr, is a veteran player in the NBL, having played two seasons in Saint John. He also played a professional season in the United Kingdom during the 2014-15 campaign.

Herring, Jr, was named an NBL all-star in 2014 after averaging 18 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game. Last season he averaged 16.2 points per game.

Trading for player rights means that the clubs have the exclusive rights to sign that player. Players must be signed to a club contract before being invited to training camp in December.


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