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Hamilton’sΒ Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) franchise is mourning the loss of a former player who’s reported to have died overseas.
Former Honey Badger Kenny Ejim, 27, who joined Najma in the Bahrain Premier League last month has passed.
Details of his death have not been released by local authorities.
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A Nigerian-Canadian from Brampton, Ejim was a former Humber College student who played with Hamilton in the 2021 season and previously with the Saskatchewan Rattlers.
“Kenny exemplified what our league is about,” the Honey Badgers said in a release.
“His hard work and infectious personality motivated his teammates and inspired younger players to pursue their dreams. Our sympathy and prayers are with all who knew Kenny as a family member, friend and teammate. He will be greatly missed.”
The Hamilton Honey Badgers organization is deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Kenny Ejim, a valued member of our team during the 2021 season and a friend to many in the Canadian basketball community.
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— Hamilton Honey Badgers (@HM_HoneyBadgers) February 15, 2022

The Canadian Elite Basketball League sends its deepest condolences to the family of Kenny Ejim, who has passed away while playing with Al-Najma in the Bahrain Premier League. Kenny played for the Hamilton Honey Badgers this past season and with the Saskatchewan Rattlers in 2020. pic.twitter.com/mBXecRfTA0
— CEBL (@CEBLeague) February 15, 2022

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