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London Starts Season

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London is 7-3 after the first 10 games of the season. The Knights went into the offseason with many questions. The main one being if the team could find more scorers to compliment Jose Owens. That seems to be addressed. Its still too early to tell definitively but the team is averaging 108 points per game, 4th best in the league. While the offense seems to be humming, the defense has fallen and allowing 104 points, 18th in the league.
 
“We are still refining our lineup. The defense will improve as the season continues. We have great individual defenders but with so many new faces it’s going to take time to play as a team.” said Coach Bennett
 
London signed Jose McCrea, Felton Lamontagne and drafted Perry McCammon. Brendon Humby and Coy Haile were signed late last season and played in only a handful of games. Three new faces entered the starting lineup with Humby and Owens manning the post and Lamontagne taking over the starting shooting guard position. Fredrick Gerard and Evaristo Gonzalez return at small forward and point guard. It’s the first time that Jean Larry and Val Crumley are not in the starting lineup to begin the season. At 34-year-old, it should be no surprise that the Knights are slowly fading out Crumley. The future Hall of Famer is entering the twilight of his career and has become more of a player/coach and mentor for the younger players on the team.
 
“Don’t put me to bed yet. I still have gas left in the tank. When the time comes, I will be ready. Until then I’m happy letting younger legs grind out the season.” said Crumley
 
Larry’s move to the bench might be temporary as the coaching staff try out new lineups. He was effective both as a starter and in reserve last season. According to Coach Bennett the move was strictly to get more scoring into the first unit. Larry will continue to get his minutes even off the bench.
 
“Starter. Reserve. All the same to me. Whatever we need to win.” said Larry
 
Whatever we need indeed. The Knights begin this campaign with the goal of getting Val and Larry their fourth ring.

 

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