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Giordan Watson Basketball Career
Born: Oct.24, 1985 in Detroit, Michigan|
Son of Willie and Gina Watson
Nicknames: G, Young G, G-Money, and Iceberg
Full name: Giordan Lee Watson
Unselfish player who gets others involved but also has the ability to score if needed ... sparks the team with passing and ball movement ... great defender.
Southfield, MI / Birmingham Groves HS: averaged 13 points, three rebounds, six assists, and four steals per game
2004-2005: Cent.Michigan (NCAA): 28 games: 10.3ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.5apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 38.3%, 3FGP: 37.0%
2005-2006: Cent.Michigan (NCAA): 28 games: 13.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.4apg, 1.5spg, FG: 37.8%, 3PT: 31.8%, FT: 76.2%
2006-2007: Cent.Michigan (NCAA): 31 games: 18.8ppg, 3.1rpg, 4.2apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 40.9%, 3Pts: 38.6%, FT: 82.5%
2007-2008: Cent.Michigan (NCAA): 31 games: 16.4ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.5apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 41.7%, 3Pts: 38.6%, FT: 75.0%
2008-2009: Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 33 games: 10.1ppg, 2.7rpg, Assists-5(3.8apg), 1.1spg, FGP: 47.7%, 3PT: 32.1%, FT: 73.4%
2009-2010: In Dec.'09 signed at Giants Noerdlingen (Germany-ProA, starting five): 17 games: 15.2ppg, 3.3rpg, Assists-4(5.2apg), 1.4spg, FGP: 48.9%, 3PT: 30.7%, FT: 72.7%
2010, August: Reno Bighorns (D-League) free agent tryout camp
2010-2011: In Feb.'11 signed at UMFN Njardvik (Iceland-Express League, starting five): 6 games: 22.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 7.5apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 68.4%, 3PT: 37.9%, FT: 75.8%
2011-2012: U.M.F. Grindavik (Iceland-Express League, starting five): 31 games: 16.3ppg, 4.4rpg, Assists-1(7.2apg), 1.8spg, FGP: 53.1%, 3PT-2(43.4%), FT: 78.3%
2012-2013: Karhu Kauhajoki (Finland-Korisliiga, starting five): 53 games: 16.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 4.4apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 52.8%, 3PT: 32.6%, FT: 83.3%
2013-2014: CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu (Romania-Liga Nationala, starting five): 29 games: 11.7ppg, 3.1rpg, Assists-3(5.5apg), 1.8spg, FGP: 54.8%, 3PT: 32.5%, FT: 72.0%
2014-2015: CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu (Romania-Liga Nationala, starting five): 33 games: 14.6ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.9apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 59.7%, 3PT: 36.8%, FT: 82.3%; EuroChallenge: 17 games: 14.7ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.1apg, Steals-2(1.9spg), FGP: 57.7%, 3PT: 40.4%, FT: 86.0%
2015-2016: Usak Sportlif (Turkey-BSL, starting five)
honorable mention Class A all-state by Detroit News and Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan and second team All-North and honorable mention All-Metro by the Detroit Free Press at Birmingham Groves in 2003
All-MAC Honorable Mention -06
MAC All-Tournament Team -07
All-MAC 1st Team -07
All-MAC 2nd Team -08
MAC West Division Regular Season Runner-Up -08
Icelandic Lengjan Cup Winner -12
Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League 2nd Team -12
Eurobasket.com Icelandic League All-Imports Team -12
Eurobasket.com Icelandic League All-Defensive Team -12
Icelandic League Regular Season Champion -12
Icelandic League Champion -12
Finnish Cup Semifinals -13
Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga 2nd Team -13
Finnish League Semifinals -13
Romanian Cup Winner -14
Romanian League All-Star Game -15
Romanian Supercup Finalist -15
Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge Honorable Mention -15
EuroChallenge Semifinals -15
Romanian League Semifinals -15
Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League 3rd Team -15
| London Lightning sign Nick Okorie, ex Wels- Nov.16, 2015 (by *AddMe)|
The London Lightning (NBL Canada) have inked American point guard Nick Okorie (6'1''-88, college: Texas Tech, agency: Slan Sports) for training camp for the 2015-16 season. They have also lost Canadian power forward Renaldo Dixon and rights to American guard Brent Jennings. Dixon was expected to join the Lightning at training camp and Jennings was a member of the team last season.Okorie comes in as one of the most experienced and successful players in the league's four years of existence... [read more]
The London Lightning (NBL Canada) have inked American point guard Nick Okorie (6'1''-88, college: Texas Tech, agency: Slan Sports) for training camp for the 2015-16 season. They have also lost Canadian power forward Renaldo Dixon and rights to American guard Brent Jennings. Dixon was expected to join the Lightning at training camp and Jennings was a member of the team last season.
Okorie comes in as one of the most experienced and successful players in the league's four years of existence and may become the centerpiece of head coach Kyle Julius' new-look squad heading into season number-five for London. His credentials include being named to the All-NBL Canada Third Team in 2013, 2014, and 2015. He is also fourth on the league's all-time scoring list, having scored 1,818 points in three seasons in Canada. The guard also appeared in the 2014 NBL Canada Finals.
Okorie played seven games this season for WBC Raiffeisen Wels (Austria), where he averaged 12.7 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 4.6 assists. He started out the season prior to that with the Aalborg Vikings (Denmark), who he left with averages of 23.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 2.0 steals per game. In December 2014, he moved to Island Storm (NBL Canada) and averaged 16.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 1.4 steals in 28 games. Okorie also has experience with the Oshawa/Mississauga Power in the Canadian league.
| Raptors 905 overwhelm new-look Lightning in exhibition game- Nov.10, 2015 (by *AddMe)|
The London Lightning became the second NBL Canada team to lose an exhibition game to Raptors 905 on Monday night. The team went on the road to face their D-League opponents at the Hershey Centre and were overwhelmed by the team's offense, as the Raptors trounced London, 126-111.Lightning fans were curious to see how their team would compete after an offseason of change. The sensational contest last Thursday that pitted the Raptors against the reigning NBL champions Windsor Express only ad... [read more]
The London Lightning became the second NBL Canada team to lose an exhibition game to Raptors 905 on Monday night. The team went on the road to face their D-League opponents at the Hershey Centre and were overwhelmed by the team's offense, as the Raptors trounced London, 126-111.
Lightning fans were curious to see how their team would compete after an offseason of change. The sensational contest last Thursday that pitted the Raptors against the reigning NBL champions Windsor Express only added to their excitement. Monday's match seemed to resemble the Express-Raptors from a few aspects but the Lightning did not have a miracle final quarter to remind Raptors 905 of the NBL Canada's prestige as a league.
The first half was dominated by the home team, with the Raptors holding a strong 11-point lead on London by the end of the opening quarter. It continued to go downhill for Lightning head coach Kyle Julius heading into halftime, as the Raptors extended their lead from 11 to 18. At the half, Julius' team found themselves in a 25-point hole, with the score being 48-73. But it seemed that the Lightning had found their footing entering the third, as former London star swingman Garrett Williamson (6'5''-G-88, college: St.Joseph's, agency: Cornerstone) led a steady second-half rally. At the start of the fourth quarter, Williamson had posted team-highs of 16 points and 7 assists.
Tyshawn Patterson (6'1''-G-91, college: N.Greenville), who spent his rookie season at Barrancabermeja Ciudad Futuro (Colombia) and joined London via a combine in Florida, scored half of his points in the final nine and a half minutes of the game to lead the Lightning with 26 points. By the end of the game, Williamson contributed 19 points and 7 assists, while returnee Ed Horton (6'1''-G-85, college: Murray St., agency: Nicholas Sports) logged 19 points. For Raptors 905, it was Melvin Johnson III (6'6''-G-90, college: Arkansas St.) who had the biggest night with 18 points, although head coach Jesse Mermuys was able to distribute his team's scoring evenly, having five of his players in double figures.
| Raptors 905 fend off Express rally at exhibition game- Nov.6, 2015 (by *AddMe)|
Excitement hit the WFCU Centre on Thursday as the Windsor Express (NBL Canada) welcomed Raptors 905, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Toronto Raptors, to their home arena for an exhibition contest. 905 proved themselves in their first-ever game and managed to hold back a phenomenal surge by the Express in the fourth quarter. It was the first-ever meeting between teams in the two leagues. For Raptors 905, it was the first of three game on their preseason schedule. The team will... [read more]
Excitement hit the WFCU Centre on Thursday as the Windsor Express (NBL Canada) welcomed Raptors 905, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Toronto Raptors, to their home arena for an exhibition contest. 905 proved themselves in their first-ever game and managed to hold back a phenomenal surge by the Express in the fourth quarter. It was the first-ever meeting between teams in the two leagues. For Raptors 905, it was the first of three game on their preseason schedule. The team will return to their own Hershey Centre in Mississauga to face the Erie BayHawks (D-League) and then the London Lightning (NBL Canada). Windsor, on the other hand, will wait until Boxing Day, when the face the Orangeville A's for their first regular season matchup.
The Express entered this preseason game with just three members of last year's championship team, losing even league MVP Quinnel Brown. However, some solid offseason acquisitions have made the team as effective as ever, with Chris Commons and Raheem Singleton. For this preseason contest, Windsor also brought in Adrian Moss, an NBL veteran that was released by the Express in late March and missed out on the team's championship run in April 2015. Interim head coach Tony Jones, who is filling in for his brother Bill Jones, even managed to get hold of All-Star guard Papa Oppong, who helped the team win their first title in 2014.
Meanwhile, Raptors 905, which pushed the Mississauga Power out of existence this summer, has been stacking up on talent as well. The team's roster was highlighted by towering Canadian center Sim Bhullar, who appeared in three NBA games for the Sacramento Kings to become the first player of Indian descent in the big league. Their supporting cast consists of a number of undrafted collegiate stars from the NCAA. Jabs Newby, who was with the Power last season, and Ashton Smith of the Brampton A's were the only former NBL Canada players on the team.
Scott Suggs got the D-League team off to a hot start with a three-pointer. The Raptors squad managed to put up 8 unanswered points until Adrian Moss managed to hit a jump shot. By the middle of the first quarter, Raptors 905 had already held a double-digit lead, and in the second, they were up by more than 20 points. The Express began to show their disappointed fans some signs of life after halftime, but were overwhelmed by their opponents, losing by 22 by the end of the third quarter. But it was in the final 10-minute period that Windsor gave their opponents their long overdue response. Moss could not be stopped by the visitors, hitting back to back three-pointers to initiate a stunning comeback from his team. Nevertheless, the Express were still down by more than 10 points with under than a minute left in the contest, yet they continued to shrink the lead. It was a one-possession game as the Raptors team trumped their foes by three points.
Moss made a strikingly impressive statement with 38 points and Raheem Singleton had an eye-catching performance off the bench. Raptors 905 will also head back to Mississauga with a win in the books. Although it ended as a loss for the Express, they proved that they can compete at the level of the D-League and will leave fans desperately waiting for more.
| NBL Canada welcomes the Halifax Hurricanes Oct.20, 2015 |
| Michael Glover (ex Villa Angela) signs with Halifax Hurricanes Oct.20, 2015 |
| Doug Herring Jr. (ex Bristol AF) returns to Saint John Mill Rats Oct.19, 2015 |
| NBL Canada teams to face Raptors 905 in exhibition games Oct.16, 2015 |
| Vedran Bosni Declared Coach of the Year in Sweden for the Third Time Apr.20, 2014 |
| Bosnic the new boss of Swedes Mar.10, 2014 |
| Telge beat Udominate! Dec.12, 2013 |
| Ivana Jovanovic signed for Vozdovac Jun.28, 2010 |
| 15 players in NT camp Jun.20, 2010 |
| Partizan won the title Apr.27, 2010 |
| Marina Maljkovic is a new coach of Partizan Jul.3, 2009 |
| Partizan start to build team Jul.3, 2009 |
| Igor Skocovski stays in Slovakia Jun.7, 2009 |
| New winds in Partizan May.31, 2009 |
| Hemofarm is changing a coach May.26, 2009 |
| Sladjan Ivic announced names for the University National Team Apr.22, 2009 |
| Petar Markovic announced list of players for U20 team Apr.18, 2009 |
| Antonic:' Our goal is London 2012' Apr.15, 2009 |
| Hemofarm won Serbian Championship Apr.9, 2009 |
| Sonja Petrovic on WNBA draft Apr.9, 2009 |
| Ratgeber and Petrovic on the top of Europe,Milovanovic on the 4th place Apr.9, 2009 |
| Serbian girls on the Romanian All Star Game Apr.9, 2009 |
| Hemofarm has 2-0 in the final serie Apr.9, 2009 |
| Milena Krstajic on All Star game Mar.31, 2009 |
| Partizan goes to the finals Mar.30, 2009 |
| Hemofarm in finals,Vojvodina reached game 3 Mar.30, 2009 |
| Hemofarm and Partizan took advantage Mar.25, 2009 |
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