Connor Gilmore will continue to show off his talent in Hamilton this summer.

Gilmore, who is one of McMaster’s veteran stars in the men’s basketball program, was selected in the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) Entry Draft. The draft was conducted last week but the results were not revealed until this past weekend.

The Etobicoke, Ontario native, who led the Marauders with 16.6 points per game and eight rebounds per game during the 2018-19 campaign, was selected by the Hamilton Honey Badgers with the team’s first selection of the two-round U Sports component of the draft.

The CEBL draft opened with a four regional rounds, which restricted the league’s six teams to players from their regional catchment areas, the draft then allowed teams seven open selections and two rounds specific to U Sports student-athletes.

The entire draft results were revealed Saturday night at the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

With his selection, Gilmore will have the opportunity to take part in the inaugural season for the Honey Badgers and the CEBL which will consist of a 20-game schedule, played between May 9 and August 15. The season will culminate with a championship playoff.

Gilmore was not the only player selected in the CEBL draft that has ties to McMaster University.

Joe Rocca was also selected by Hamilton during the open rounds. Rocca spent time play for the Marauders as well as the Carleton Ravens out of Sarnia, Ontario. He would appear in 84 games, starting in 47 of them while averaging 22.3 minutes and 22.6 points per game over the four years with McMaster.