Two Canadian NCAA players have transferred from NCAA D1 programs, into the CIS–Burlington, Ontario’s Abednego Lufile has committed to Lakehead, while Mississauga, Ontario’s Cassidy Ryan joins the Brock Badgers.


A transfer from East Tennessee State, Lakehead brings in a very unique talent in Abednego Lufile. At 6’7 and built like a brick house, Lufile will produce inside and on the perimeter, making an immediate impact for the Thunderwolves who finished with a 10-9 regular season record in 2015-2016.


In his first season in the NCAA ranks, coming out of Junior College, Lufile averaged 3.3 PPG, 3 RPG in 11 minutes per game.

Transferring into the CIS, he now adds a year of eligibility, giving him two years left of university basketball. Lufile is younger brother to graduating AUS star Meshack Lufile (Cape Breton) and Chadrack Lufile, who played at Wichita State.

Cassidy Ryan Commits to Brock Badgers

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Cassidy Ryan (Mississauga, ON) has transferred from the D1 Canisius Griffins to Brock University (OUA / CIS).

Ryan brings size, athleticism and skill to a budding Brock Badgers program, adding to an already strong nucleus coming off a 13-6 regular season.

The 6’6 lefty averaged 2.6 PPG and 1.1 RPG in seven minutes per game for the Golden Griffins, and will now have three years of eligibility for the Badgers.

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One thought on “2 Canadians Transfer from NCAA to CIS Programs

  1. Its great that three Canadian Div 1 players have decided to transfer back to CIS programs this week . Siting on the end of a bench at a low Div 1 program cant be a lot of fun. Hope fully more ballers who have chosen to play south of the border will follow the same path in returning to Canada. The more players who return the better CIS basketball will become.

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