Welcome Orlan Jackman

Worthing Thunder are pleased to welcome 6’7” forward Orlan Jackman

Orlan started out with the Hackney White Heat before heading to the US to prep school in California. he returned to the UK for a season playing for Manchester Magic under Jeff Jones in NBL D1, before heading back to the US to attend Seminole State he then went into join Oklahoma City University

Orlan turned pro in 2012-13 where he signed in his home town with BBL side London Lions and has gone on to have a great career that saw him have success in Germany where in Pro B he was named league MVP , after a stint in Portugal he then returned to England to play for Worcester Wolves followed by Newcastle Eagles, Cheshire Phoenix where he won the BBL cup back to back with Newcastle and Cheshire he then joined London City Royals where he won the BBL trophy , as well as stints in the NBL with Essex leopards and for past two seasons Orlan has been at Team Solent Kestrels where last season he was named in the British team of the year

Last season he averaged 11.3 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per game and was instrumental in the success the kestrels have had

Orlan played for Great Britain in the commonwealth games in Australia in 2018 and recently was selected to play for GB in the FIBA 3 x 3 tournament

We are excited to welcome Orlan to the Thunderdome

Zaire Taylor commented “I think Orlan is a massive signing for the team. He’s a proven champion in the league and leagues beyond. Being a first year coach I think it was essential to pick up an established veteran with championship pedigree and I honestly couldn’t think of a better player to tick both of them boxes. His ability to stretch the floor with his jump shot, and versatile skill set allows him to play multiple positions on both ends of the floor.”

Orlan Commented: “Im looking forward to playing with Thunder this season, and help bring a championship to Worthing. I’ve always enjoyed coming to play at the Thunderdome, it’s an amazing atmosphere and one of the biggest group of supporters and I’m looking forward to being a part of it.”

📷 Luke Simcock

 

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