Oberon signs for Thunder

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Worthing Thunder are pleased to announce the signing of Oberon Lacroix

Oberon has previously played for Thunder in our Junior programme, having recently graduated from Leeds Beckett university he is now back in Brighton

Director of Basketball Zaire Taylor Commented “ I’m very excited about this signing, Although, I wasn’t around when Oberon was part of the Junior program, playing for both BHASVIC and Thunder Juniors, should encourage others in our programme that playing for the Juniors to now playing for the Seniors if you work hard you get rewarded and he is now being able to get paid to be a professional basketball player is an amazing thing. He has a very well rounded skill set that will help us significantly. What I like most is he is just as keen to work with our juniors and coach in the community.”

Oberon Commented on being able to return to a club he played for as a junior- “Worthing thunder was my first national league team as a kid and it was a big part of my younger years, so it feels good to comeback and play for the men’s team. I’m really looking forward to progressing as an individual with thunder and I’m excited to play with a new group of talented players.”

Kayne King joins Thunder

 

6EF722C8-2505-4879-AD40-1358B9601473Worthing Thunder are pleased to announce and welcome to the South Coast the signing of point guard Kayne King.

King played last season with Derby Trailblazers in the NBL Division 1 where he played a massive role in the clubs success.

Over the last two seasons King has led the NBL in assist per game, It’s stats like that, that earned him the nickname Kayne ‘The Assist’ King.

Director of Basketball Zaire Taylor says “Kayne was definitely one of the better point guards in the league last season, and his playmaking ability and willingness to create for his teammates makes him a perfect fit for two players like Alex Owumi and myself, as good as he been last season I feel like he’s only shown 50% of the player he’s capable of being.”

Kayne Commented on his arrival to the South “I’m Really excited for a new start down in Worthing, great news to see both Zaire and Alex have signed, also the fans down in Worthing have always been great. I feel my style of play will allow me to fit in quite easy with the team. I’m really looking forward to having a competitive winning season, with trophy success, finishing 2nd in the league and runners up in the playoffs this past season, really looking on winning some silverware.”

Stay tuned tomorrow as we announce two more signings. Here’s a hint one is another new edition, and the other will be a returning talent.