Scorchers sign GB Pair

Jordan Williams

Jordan Williams

Surrey Scorchers are delighted to welcome two former GB under 20s, Alhaji-Allie Fullah and Jordan Williams, into their BBL roster.

6’8” forward Alhaji-Alllie Fullah spent his rookie season in France with NM2 outfit Calais after graduating from Charleston Southern University in South Carolina in 2014.

Fullah kicked off the 2015/16 BBL season at the London Lions, where he registered 13 appearances in all competitions with 7 in the starting 5, and has enjoyed two successive summers with the GB U20s at the 2008 and 2009 European Championships.

Fellow British forward Jordan Williams arrives in Surrey having spent the early part of this season with Belgian second division side KBBC Oostkamp on a short-term loan until December, having previously plied his trade with Duva Oostende in the same division and the Greenwich Titans in England.

The 6’8″ Brit had been recovering from a knee injury sustained while taking part in a GB under-20s training camp last summer before arriving at Surrey Sports Park.

Following the double signing, Scorchers Head Coach Creon Raftopoulos said: “I am really excited to be bringing in two British talents in Fullah and Williams.

“Alhaji-Allie is a great shot blocker and the sort of the player who wants to just get the dirty work done – something every team needs. I think the fans will love watching him.

“Jordan is a young, high energy, versatile English player with a strong body capable of playing as a guard or forward and can comfortably defend positions 2/3/4. He is also an aggressive rebounder on the offensive glass- an area we have to improve in.”

“We have been struggling as a team in recent weeks by not having enough experience, and even though Jordan and Allie don’t have whole BBL seasons experience they are both guys that I feel will raise our defensive energy and commitment.”

Both players travelled with the squad to Friday night’s 99-67 defeat at reigning champions the Newcastle Eagles, who extended their unbeaten run this season to 18 games.

Eagles flew into a commanding 27 point lead at the half time break, leaving Coach Creon’s men with an uphill task in the remaining two periods.

Despite an impressive 14 point debut for Fullah, Surrey fell to their 5th consecutive league defeat and are still searching for an elusive first win of 2016.

Scorchers turn their attentions to the BBL Trophy this Wednesday evening when they travel to local rivals the Reading Rockets for an 8pm tip-off. The winner of that tie will go to the Leicester Riders in the quarter finals later this month.

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