|No. 22 – Saskatchewan Rattlers|
|Born||February 12, 1991|
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||275 lb (125 kg)|
|High school||River East (Winnipeg, Manitoba)|
|NBA draft||2014 / Undrafted|
|2015||Argentino de Junín|
|2016-2017||Hitachi SunRockers Tokyo-Shibuya|
|2017||Shinshu Brave Warriors|
|2017||Oklahoma City Blue|
|Career highlights and awards|
Chad Posthumus (born February 12, 1991) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Saskatchewan Rattlers of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL). He played college basketball with UBC, Howard College, and Morehead State. Following his collegiate career Chad played with the Chicago Bulls in the NBA Summer League.
High school career
Posthumus attended River East Collegiate, a high school located in Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada. He was considered one of the top high school basketball players in the country as a senior, averaging 39 points, 25 rebounds, and 7 blocks. His career-high with River East was a 69-point performance. Through his high school years, Posthumus led his team to two provincial quarterfinals and was named a provincial All-Star in his final two seasons with the Kodiaks.
Posthumus played with the Thunderbirds of the University of British Columbia for his freshman college basketball season. In a total of 16 games played, he averaged 1.7 points and 2.8 rebounds. Nevertheless, his team finished the season with a 25–3 record and put together a 13-game winning streak as well. Posthumus did not play basketball in his true sophomore season as a redshirt and would end up transferring to Howard College in Big Spring, Texas in the United States the following year. At Howard, the center appeared in 24 contest and averaged 4.0 points and 3.2 rebounds. He shot .570 on field goals and .690 from the free throw line. The Hawks finished the season with a 23–8 record. Posthumus then transferred to Morehead State, in NCAA Division I as a redshirt junior. He played in all 33 of the Eagles' games and averaged 7.5 points and 6.8 rebounds. Posthumus also recorded two double-doubles and had career-highs of 19 points and 19 rebounds against Oakland and SIU Edwardsville respectively. Posthumus returned to Morehead State for his final college season and averaged 9.6 points off 51% shooting along with 10.9 rebounds per game which was the second-highest in the nation. He also posted 10 double-doubles and following the season Posthumus earned College Sports Madness All-Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) honors and gained fame back in Canada.
Over the summer after his graduation, Posthumus signed with Chicago Bulls and participated in the NBA Summer League. On August 1, 2014, Posthumus signed his first professional contract with Levanga Hokkaido of the Japan Basketball League (JBL). Posthumus made his pro debut on October 11, 2014, against the Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins, scoring 16 points and posting 13 rebounds. On November 23 and 24, in games vs the Tsukuba Robots, he recorded back-to-back double-doubles, grabbing a season-high 15 rebounds in the first contest. He finished his stint with the Japanese team averaging 10.1 points and 8.1 rebounds in 23 minutes per game.
On January 9, 2015, Posthumus inked with the Mississauga Power of the National Basketball League of Canada (NBL). He debuted with the Power by scoring 34 points and posting 22 rebounds. In all three of his games, Posthumus put up double-doubles, but he failed to lead his team to any wins.
On September 3, 2015, he signed with the London Lightning and made a return to the NBL Canada. He would play under former Power head coach Kyle Julius, who left the Power after the organization folded. On February 27, he was acquired by the Island Storm in exchange for the rights to Nick Evans.
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- Matt Sagal (August 1, 2014). "Chad Posthumus Signs Professional Contract in Japan". MSUEagles.com. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
- "Chad Posthumus profile". FIBA. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
- "Power Add Two Canadians to Roster". PowerBasketball.ca. January 9, 2015. Archived from the original on 25 December 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
- "Storm trade rights to Nick Evans for star big man". IslandStorm.ca. 27 February 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
- "Rattlers unveil 2020 training camp roster". Yorkton This Week. May 13, 2020. Retrieved June 20, 2020.