Monday, 01 June 2020 16:28

London Offseason

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London entered Free Agency with plenty of cash to spend and several enticing targets to go after.  But in the end the club decided the grass wasn't that green on the other side.  Instead of making a play for Charles Flowers, Andrew Jackson, etc the Knights re-upped their two superstars: Val Crumley and Jose Owens.  In fact GM Lian basically decided to run it back with last team’s team.  Jeffrey Cluff, Forrest Valentine, Thomas Grundy and Henry Warnock all return to try and better last season’s disappointing finish.  The only new players are the team thus far are role players Evaristo Gonzalez and Cole Engle, and this year’s draftees Orville Callan (#25) and Thad Fowlkes (#53).


“We wanted to bring back Val and Jose.  They were our guys and have been here since the beginning.  Val gave us a little home town discount and we were able to re-sign Jose after both attracted a lot of suitors.  I think I speak not just for the club but also for the fans when I say that we’re very happy right now.  This year I believe even though we have the essentially the same roster we are a better team.  We had a lot of new faces last season and it was expected that there was going to be an adjustment period.  I don’t see that happening this year.  We’re going to hit the ground running.” said Lian


In the draft the Knights selected Orville Callan with the 25th overall pick.  Callan is expected to play both Center and Power Forward positions and has been compared internally with Gerald Stubblefield.  The 6-10 big man out of Colorado is a rugged player with superb interior defense and a nose for the ball.  For a big, he is an excellent passer and quick on his feet.  In his junior season at Colorado, Callan averaged 7 points, 7 rebounds and 1.7 blocks.


“We’re very happy with Orville dropping to us at 25.  He’s likely not going to get significant minutes this season but he has a bright future.” said Lian



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