It’s great to see our alumni doing so well
I’m always so proud to see previous Greenhouse Sports participants doing well further down the line as it means we’ve been able to help someone follow their chosen path. Last Saturday the Hoopsfix All-Star Classic, THE basketball showcase for the best junior talent in the country, took place. . Greenhouse Sports had two current Greenhouse London Pioneers players and two former players involved:
U19s White Team – Ola Ayodele – London Pioneers U18s (MVP at U18 Final Fours)
U19s Black Team – Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye, now playing for BBL club Bristol Flyers
U19s Black Team – Jules Dang Akodo, now playing pro at Fraport Skyliners in Germany
U17s Black Team – RJ Eytle-Rock – London Pioneers U18s
In the U17s match the White Team were victorious over the Black Team 100-89 and in the U19s, Black Team won over the Whites 85-71. Both matches were very exciting, and the crowd were noisy and excitable throughout, making for a fantastic atmosphere for these young players. It’s been a great season for the Greenhouse London Pioneers as the U18 Pioneers team won convincingly in their final match up against the Bristol Flyers in the National League Junior Final, with Ola Ayodele deservedly getting the Most Valuable Player award for a very good overall performance of 11 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists. Our coach Predrag Krneta also won NBA Coach of the Year so we are very much looking forward to autumn’s new season!
Written by Jorone Taylor-Lewis, Volunteer at Greenhouse London Pioneers