Thunder 'delighted' with Signing of Ontario-born Small
Worthing Thunder Basketball Club are delighted to announce the signing of Courtney Small for the upcoming 2011/2012 EBL season.
Small, an offensive minded 6-foot-3 combo guard comes to Thunder fresh from Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada - where he averaged over 16 points-per-game in his final year. He leaves Durham College as the third highest scorer in Durham Lords history.
Despite being born and raised in Scarborough, Ontario, Courtney crucially holds a British passport as his mother was born in England.
This will be Courtney’s first overseas experience, and he is looking forward to playing for Worthing this season.
“I’m very excited and generally overwhelmed of how fast I was signed, but either way, I’m glad to part of the Thunder family,” Small said.
“I’ve heard good things about Worthing, and how they are rebuilding, so I wanted to be part of that and plus my family live down the road in Bognor. So being close to my family was another reason why I wanted to play for Worthing.”
Courtney has already taken part in a few of Thunder’s off-season scrimmages, organised by coach Gary Smith and is settling in quickly to life in Sussex.
“It’s been fun, I’ve met a lot of cool guys, and I’ve spoken to coach Gary and he’s outlined what he wants and I’m just really looking forward to starting,” Small commented.
Courtney will make his Worthing debut when Thunder host BBL side, Guildford Heat on September 10th at the Worthing Leisure Centre, tip-off at 7.30pm in a game dedicated to the late Billy Hungrecker.