London Knights Press Releases

  • London Acquires Colby Allan +

    In one of the biggest moves of the offseason London acquired Colby Allan from Kansas City for Mack Lavoie and two 1st round picks. There have been rumors that after back to back playoff flame-outs London was looking to aggressively shake up the team. Those rumors were true. Knights GM Jian Lian addressed the team’s decision on the trade. “Before we get into the trade, we first thank Mack for his contributions to the organization. There would have been no championship without him. Time and time again he guarded the opposing team’s top perimeter player and sacrificed his stats in order for us to win. I know there are some of you that think this is due to the prolong Read More
  • London Ends Season +

    As the OBWL Finals is about to get underway, London finds itself in an all too familiar place – vacation. The past two seasons have seen the Knights get ousted in the conference semis. Last year it was the Huskies, this year it was the Demons. Two consecutive early exits have fans wondering if this is it for this talented group of underachievers. Crumley, Larry, Owens and even Lavoie have become recognizable names around the league. Most would agree that they are near the top in their respective positions but in 3 years the Knights have won 1 division crown, made it to the conference finals once and 2 flameouts in the conference semis. Not the results that fans and management Read More
  • London Midseason Report +

    London sent 3 players to the All Star this year. Val Crumley, Jean Larry and Jose Owens were selected as reserves for the National team. It was the most representations in Knights history but whether it leads to a championship remains to be seen. Currently the team is 4.5 games behind Toronto with a 34-16 record at the midway point of the season. “Of course we’ll love to win the division but our main focus is getting ready for the playoffs. Everything else is secondary.” said Coach Shay This year, the team had to incorporate several new players and went back to their power game – dumping the ball inside to their bigs. Led by Owens, Larry and Gene White the Read More
  • London Season Preview +

    London had one of their most competitive camps in recent seasons. With mainstay James Willhite now in Tampa Bay, a starting spot was up for grabs. Maximo Willhite (no relations) and Fredrick Gerard battled for the right to play along side Crumley and Lavoie. In the end Willhite (Maximo) won and will get first crack. "Max and Fred both played well. We're comfortable with either starting but like Max's ability to get to the basket a little more and think that fits better with the starters. He's going to get first shot at shooting guard." said Coach Shay With that the Knights announced their starting lineup for opening night against the South Florida Sharks. PG, Val Crumley - No surprise here Read More
  • Knights End Season +

    The London Knights ended their season weeks ago when they fell to the Toronto Huskies in the second round of the playoffs. The series started off with a dominating win by the Knights but the Huskies rallied to win the next four including 2 razor sharp losses by London. This makes 2 consecutive seasons that the team have failed to reach the finals after winning the Cup. Both times the team that ousted the Knights went on to represent the conference. “Needless to say we are disappointed in how the season ended for us. We felt that we could have played much better. That’s not to take anything away from Toronto. Congratulations to them for representing our conference and division. Read More
  • London at the Break +

    The OBWL is at the All Stars break and the London Knights sit atop the league with a record of 38-10. The Knights have a 8 games cushion on the South Florida Sharks for the East Division and a 2 game lead over the Arizona Thunderbirds and Vancouver Highlanders for the top spot in the National Conference. Throughout the first half of the season the Knights have followed their habit of interchanging their lineups and finding ways to get their younger players more involved with the pro level game. Morgan Trent (23yr) and Truman Kaplan (22yr) have both taken turns backing up Val Crumley at point guard. Trent, while only on a one year contract, has appeared in 21 games Read More
  • Owens agrees to 4 year extension +

    London announced that the team has agreed with Jose Owens on a 4 year contract extension worth $48 million. Many were surprised that it was not a max extension similar to that of teammates, Mack Lavoie and Val Crumley. Owens would have surely received max offers from other teams but instead decided to give the Knights a huge home town discount. "I told my agent, Richard, that there wasn’t a need to wait for the offseason. This is where I want to be. The team has been great, the fans are great. What more do I need. Lets get it done. Its not about the contract and money. I make enough being sponsored by British Knights. I just want to Read More
  • London Offseason Report +

    It has been a quiet offseason for the London Knights. After falling short of their goal, fans were expecting a more active offseason. But instead the team mostly stood pat and addressed some of their needs in the draft and minor signings in free agency. The Draft #23 Marvin Reeves - PF St John's Marvin Reeves was a 5 star recruit from Big Bear Lake, California. He played all 4 years for the Red Storm and started the last three. In his senior year he averaged a double-double (12 points and 11 rebounds) with one steal, 1.5 blocks and 2.8 assists for good measure. He has one of the best shooting touch for a big man to come out of college. Read More
  • Knights Ousted, GM Speaks +

    London. A week has passed since the Knights lost in the National Conference Finals to the Vancouver Highlanders. THe HSBC Palace has been a ghost stadium with its lights turned off and its crew and members on vacation. But tonight is different. As winter snow peppers the street below a single office light burns dimly in the upper left corner of the building. The hallway leading to the office is filled with the smell of Lo Mein and Kung Pao Chicken. It is here we find Jian Lian, the General Manager of the Knights, hunched over his desk in the dark except for a desk lamp and overflowing stacks of papers and computer printouts. The trash container is filled with Read More
  • London Survives Round 2 +

    The London Knights are in the National Conference finals for a third straight season after defeating the South Florida Sharks 4-3. The Sharks gave the Knights everything they could handle in the series. Up 2-0, many did not expect South Florida to recover. But they stormed back and, if not for the re-apperance of Val Crumley, would have been the team advancing. “Hats off to the Sharks, their players and coaching staff. They adjusted and completely threw us off our game. Its lucky that we had game 7 at home otherwise we would be on vacation right now. We knew coming in, it’ll be tough. They’re in our division so there’s always that rivalry going on. They’re just a tough Read More
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