Hoosiers in the Pros: Freddie McSwain Jr signs deal to play in Canada

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 01: Freddie McSwain Jr.
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 01: Freddie McSwain Jr. /

Former Indiana Hoosier, Freddie McSwain Jr, signed a contract on Thursday to play in the National Basketball League of Canada.

The National Basketball League of Canada announced on Thursday that the Moncton Magic have signed former Hoosier, Freddie McSwain Jr.

McSwain, who played two seasons with the Hoosiers from 2016-2018, was selected in the second round of this years NBA G League draft by the Canton Charge, but never saw any playing time.

He took to twitter to make the announcement.


The National Basketball League (NBL) of Canada was founded in 2011, when three teams left the Premier Basketball League to join with four additional professional franchises to form the NBL. Currently, there are 10 teams in the league with six teams in the Atlantic provinces and the other four in Ontario.

McSwain joins the Magic, who are three months into the season, and are in their second season in the league, placed in the Atlantic Division.

He joins a club that has experience with division one college talent, as they have had both former Michigan State and Iowa State point guard, Korie Lucious and Arizona State guard Jahii Carsen on their roster at times over the last two seasons.

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The Magic are currently first in the league with a 12-6 record.

In 62 games with the Hoosiers, McSwain Jr averaged 3.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 11.6 minutes per game over his career.

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