London Knights Press Releases

  • Work Still Needed In London +

    With the season halfway completed, London sits atop the National East division with a 29-8 record. The Knights are still looking for consistency as the coaching staff have juggled and mixed and matched the starting lineup and rotation. Injuries to key members have not helped the situation and the lack of a defined rotation having clearly frustrated some players. "To be honest, I'm more than frustrated. One night I'm starting, next game I'm coming off the bench. I've played center, power forward, small forward and shooting guard. What the hell? You don't even know your position anymore. I won't be surprised if I'm playing point guard and Val’s coming off the bench. You just never know. Its kind of insane Read More
  • London Completes Free Agency Period +

    London had one of their busiest free agency under General Manager Lian. In total, the Knights filled out the max allowed players on a roster at 20. Of course the most important signings were the starting backcourt of Val Crumley and Mack Lavoie. Both signed max contracts to remain with the club. “We were confident that they were both coming back. We could offer them the biggest contract and we did just win the championship.” said Lian There were a lot of speculations on who London would go after once Herschel Hofer was traded. Flowers, Dong and Drumm were all names thrown around in league circle. But instead the team decided to be budget conscience and use the cap space Read More
  • Hofer Traded, London Eyes Free Agency +

    London traded Herschel Hofer to Anaheim today in a bid to free up enough cap space for the upcoming free agency. Along with Hofer the team sent their 2023 first round pick and this year's 29th pick. In return the Knights received guards Ben Patton and Cameron Gaughan and the ability to be aggressively pursue free agents. The writing was on the wall for Hofer once Jean Larry signed his 4 year extension. The reigning Defensive MVP will now start at center after losing the spot to Hofer. "Herschel was a rock for us. Hands down one of the top defenders in the league. We didn't want to lose him but it was a numbers game. We just extended Jean Read More
  • London Victorious, Heads to Finals +

    London heads back to the Finals after a hard fought seven game series against Arizona. The Knights rallied from down 2-3 to take the series against the Thunderbirds. The series started off with a close 4 point victory for London. Arizona came out on fire and took a 12 point lead after the first quarter. But the home team responded and slowly chipped away to eventually winning Game 1. Jose Owens had a terrific game in the post, dropping 20 points to go with 9 rebounds. Arizona's dynamic backcourt had 58 points combined, 31 by Harry White. Game 2, the Thunderbirds adjusted and stifled Owens to a woeful 1 of 15 shooting. The sophomore big man had his worst game Read More
  • Knights Defeat Huskies, Advance to Conference Finals +

    London advanced to the conference finals for the second time in as many years as they defeated Toronto in seven games. As expected it was a tough, back and forth series. The Knights began the series without starting point guard Val Crumley but backup Newton Sousa deal an outstanding job filling in. Sousa averaged 4 points, 5.5 assists and 7 rebound in the first two games. Shooting guard Mack Lavoie picked up the extra load and averaged 30 points in the 2 wins. The series moved to Toronto and Crumley as well as James Willhite were expected back on the roster. Unfortunately, starting power forward Jose Owens went down in game 2. Both Crumley and Willhite showed some rusted and Read More
  • Knights Into the Second Round +

    The London Knights defeated the Manhattan Swing 4-1 in the first round of the playoffs. While many thought the Knights would breeze into the second round, Coach Shay knew better. “We were in for a fight. Thomas Stanley is one of the best players in the league and Mark McKelvey is having a breakout year. They play hard and got better as the series went on. We’re happy to be moving on.” said Coach Shay Stanley gave London fits with 22 points per game on 51% shooting. The Knights were able to bottle up McKelvey with Mack Lavoie hounding him all series long. McKelvey did averaged 16 points but he shot only 38% and averaged 3 turnovers. For the Knights, Read More
  • London Wins Division Title +

    The London Knights finished the regular season with a franchise record 62 wins and won their second division title in team history. The Knights started off slow and was a disappointment to their fans and the media. But the team went 38-2 to close out the year and will enter the playoffs as the number 1 seed. "We spent most of the first half experimenting with things. Some worked and some didn't. We were fortunate to not have fallen behind too much and were able to overcome that in the second half. We also spent time integrating Mack. I think he has fit in nicely with the guys on this team." said Coach Shay Mack Lavoie came over from Portland Read More
  • Knights at the Half +

    The Knights are 28-17 at the halfway point of the season. While the record is good enough to be tied for 2nd in the National East division, the team has been out of sort all season. Coach Shay and his staff have gone with multiple lineup changes and various game plans to try and jumpstart the magic from last year. So far it has been elusive. Instead the team has rely on their defence to guide them to wins. London is one of the top defences in the league, fifth in points allowed, third in both field goal and three-point percentage allowed. But the offence remains a mystery. The team is surprisingly a middle of the pack shooting-wise and almost Read More
  • Knights Start Slow, Fitzwater Traded +

    The season is almost a quarter of the way in and the Knights are sitting at a disappointing 8-8 record. The team has looked both brilliant and amateurish at times. Statistically, London is one of the better defensive units in the league but the offense has struggled despite scoring 101 points per game. Something has been off and the front office did not like what they saw. "At 8-8, its not the end of the world. I understand that Coach Shay and his staff want to try different lineups and game plans. Its his first year with the team and we understand that he wants to try different things. We are behind him 100%." said GM Lian While the general Read More
  • London Offseason Wrap up +

    The London Knights had a quiet offseason. In contrast to last year, when the team traded for Trevon Booth and moved up to draft Jose Owens, the only major move was re-signing Booth to a one year deal. Aside from that the Knights signed Lenard Harris, Todd McCormick, and Billy Johnson to fill out the roster. “Our major goal was to bring back Trevon. He was instrumental in helping us get to the finals last year and we expect the same this season. He’s a year older but he still has plenty of gas left in the tank. We were also able to pick up Lenard Harris to add depth to the front court behind Herschel, Jose and Jean. He Read More
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