The Fraser Valley Bandits have signed former Oregon State University talent Malcolm Duvivier. (OSU photo)

The Fraser Valley Bandits have signed former Oregon State University talent Malcolm Duvivier. (OSU photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits sign former Oregon State talent Malcom Duvivier

Toronto native inks deal to join CEBL club for 2020 season after two strong years in NBLC

The Fraser Valley Bandits have signed former Oregon State University talent and Toronto native Malcom Duvivier.

The club made the announcement on Tuesday morning, as they continue to add to their ranks in anticipation of the 2020 Canadian Elite Basketball League season.

Duvivier played four years of NCAA Division I basketball at OSU (2013 to 16) before transferring to the University of Akron for his senior season in 2017-18.

A 6-foot-2 guard Duvivier attended St. Michael’s College School. Duvivier enjoyed a decorated high school career as he was named St. Michael’s most valuable player four times as part of a high school tenure that saw the team win four league championships. Duvivier began garnering national recognition during his high school career as he represented Canada at both the 2011 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Americas U16 and 2012 FIBA U17 World Championships.

He then moved on to OSU where he averaged 6.6 points, two rebounds and two assists per game on 38.9 and 35.1 per cent shooting from field goal and three-point range, respectively. In his final season with the Beavers, Duvivier helped lead OSU to its first appearance in the March Madness NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament since 1990. Duvivier would then transfer to the University of Akron where he suited up for the Zips. Duvivier enjoyed the best season of his collegiate career with the Zips as he averaged 14.3 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 3.1 assists while connecting on 39 and 37.3 per cent of his field goal and three-point attempts.

“I’d like to thank [Bandits] Coach [Kyle] Julius and the Bandits organization for the opportunity to be part of a team that prioritizes a family-first approach,” he stated in a press release. “I am keen to bring my tenacity on both sides of the ball and to contribute toward a team culture that is built on the foundation of togetherness and toughness.”

Duvivier turned pro in the 2018-19 season and suited up for the Halifax Hurricanes of the National Basketball League of Canada. He was named to the NBLC all-rookie team after averaging 8.2 points, two rebounds and two assists per game. This past season he joined the NBLC’s Sudbury Five, collecting 9.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.

“I’m very excited to work with Malcolm. He is a highly underrated Canadian pro with a high level of athleticism and big-time toughness,” Bandits head coach and general manager Kyle Julius said. “Malcolm is also a very good defender and will help us on both sides of the ball. Malcolm fits our grit and grind perfectly.”

The Bandits are set to begin their second season in the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) this upcoming summer.

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