Commons Back With Express

The Windsor Express host the Island Storm in Game 2 of the NBL Canada Finals on April 6, 2014 (Photo by Ricardo Veneza)

The Windsor Express are bringing back two-time NBL Canada all-star Chris Commons.

The forward averages nearly 18 points and six rebounds per game, and Director of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Bill Jones says he’ll be key in the team making a second championship run.

The coach explains signing in Windsor was a tough decision for Commons, who hails from Ohio and has three young kids at home. “He was exploring his options — opportunities to go over and play in Europe to potentially make a bit more money. We welcomed him to be able to do that, but they (our players) also know, in the back of their minds, that they always have a home with the Windsor Express,” says Jones.

Finals MVP Stefan Bonneau is exploring options in China right now, but Jones believes there’s still a chance he could be back in Windsor for the coming season.

With free agency now open, the Express are actively looking to fill a void at guard left by Darren Duncan and possibly Bonneau.