London Legends are undoubtedly one of London’s ‘hotbeds’ for talent. With multiple players now over in America on full scholarships, or over in Europe playing professionally – the consistent level of quality that continues to emerge from the Southwark based outfit is undeniable. After a brief hiatus from the CBL in 2018, after scooping the 2017 title behind MVP Eduardo Andre’s standout performance, the South Londoners came back to the league in 2019 in full force and were quick to let everyone know, the champs were back to reclaim what was previously theirs.
Behind the outstanding point guard play of Donequie Downer, and front court dominance of future college prospect Tijan Barrie and Jack Fraser the Legends ran the rack with a perfect 6-0 record across the U16 D1 regular season.
The Legends play an athletic but disciplined style of basketball and are well coached by a team of coaches, led by Rotimi Adeeko. In re-establishing themselves in the CBL, the Southwark-based outfit quickly become one of the most popular and most anticipated teams to watch across the league. Hard-working and always united with strong team chemistry throughout, there is a lot of potential throughout the new generation of Legends and college coaches would do well to have Coach Adeeko’s number on speed-dial.
For their efforts, the ‘new era’ of Legends earned themselves another CBL title and stamped their mark back across the league in reminding everyone they will be a force to reckoned with for a long time to come. Welcome back Champs.