Congratulations to London Thunder’s Emma Imevbore who signed her National Letter of Intent on 24th July 2020 with Lamar University.
Director of Basketball Steve Bucknall said:
‘Emma Imevbore has achieved her goal of going to a university in America and we at London Thunder are so proud of her and happy for the family. When she first walked into the Thunderdome gym we all knew that she had the potentials for great things.
If anyone has the desire to receive a college basketball scholarship and play NCAA Division 1 basketball, you’re not alone, but to achieve this goal you need a good foundation & certain qualities along with talent. Emma has always had the physical ability to excel in this game but that wasn’t enough!! in the last 2 years at the club she has matured and added other ingredients to her game and personality like resilience, dedication and improved basketball skills. Now she ready for an opportunity of a life time.
Emma has a real tangible basketball scholarship offer with all the trimmings which include tuition, books , accommodation and food. We wish you every success in the world!!
Head coach of the Cardinals Aqua Franklin. said ‘We are pleased to welcome Emma to our LU family, She has length, size, a good skill set, versatility and a willingness to learn the game. Her best basketball is ahead of her and we are eager to begin helping her develop into a dominant post in the Southland Conference.”
Emma has been with London Thunder Basketball for a number of years and under the watchful eye of Steve Bucknall and his experienced coaching staff she matured into an all rounded player.
She averaged a double-double with 37.0 points and 15.0 rebounds per game, while recording 7.0 blocks per game and bringing home MVP honours for three consecutive years, 2018-2020.
She also played for our Division II where she averaged a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds per game earning Player of the Week and was named to 2019-2020 NBL Division 2 Women South Team of the Year.
We wish Emma the best of luck for the future!
If you want to play basketball now is the time, we are looking for new players for the upcoming season with the London Thunder, trials are happening on 22nd August 2020.