The London Lions announce the addition of standout local talent to their stellar 2021-22 lineup, as London native Jordan Williams is confirmed to join the men’s roster this coming season.
The 6-foot-8 forward began his career with the Belgian semi-professional team Duva Oostende at the age of 17, turning professional during his two seasons with the club before returning to England to join the Surrey Scorchers.
It was during his four consecutive seasons with the Scorchers that London-born Williams started seriously turning heads. Averaging 10.27 points and 7.93 rebounds as a rookie in the 2015-16 season, he played a critical role in winning the trophy for the Surrey Scorchers at the 2018 British Basketball All-Stars Championship and claimed the tournament’s MVP award.Joining the Lions this year off the back of two stunning seasons with the Worcester Wolves – averaging 13.35 points, 9.35 rebounds and 4.74 assists last year while starting all 31 games – homegrown star Williams brings an abundance of BBL experience and dynamic play to the Lions’ new season roster.
Head Coach Vince Macaulay discusses Jordan Williams’ signing to the London Lions:
“It is our continual mission at the Lions to acquire and develop basketball’s most promising local and international talent, and Jordan Williams absolutely fits this category – it’s exciting to see his calibre of sportsmanship emerge from the local basketball scene. He’s coming in with a strong knowledge of the BBL and I’m very much looking forward to working with him this coming season.”