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November 28, 2018 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Island Storm News Release

It's a big weekend for the Island Storm with the KW Titans and the defending champs, the London Lightning come to town.

KW is led by Derek Hall, a seven footer who became one of the NBL's premier players last season. Hll is averaging 16 points and 12 rebounds so far this season so the Storm will have their hands full. Carl Hall is still expected to report in December, but this weekend the Storm will need to contend with Hall with their shorter lineup. Expect a big battle on the boards as the Storm currently leads the league in offensive rebounds as a team, and is second in the NBL in rebounding overall. Former Storm player Akeem Ellis will return to the Eastlink Center. A former teammate of current KW head coach Cavell Johnson, Akeem comes in averaging 13 points a game. While only shooting 22% from 3 this season, Storm fans know Akeem is a threat from anywhere on the floor.

Saturday night the always dangerous defending champs the London Lightning come to town. The NBL's most successful franchise is reloading a little this year but still have long time Lightning Garrett Williamson and Maurice Bolden. Garrett is a Canadian who grew up in Philadelphia and played 4 years of college basketball at St Joseph's, a perennial power. Bolden is a match-up nightmare at 6'11" but with guard ballhandling and shooting skills. There might be some new faces, but expect a fierce battle with the league's most successful team.

The Storm comes into the weekend mostly healthy. Tyler Scott is still questionable with a finger injury, but the rest of the squad is good to go, so let's pack the Eastlink Center and support them!! Go Storm!!!

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