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Ex-London Lion lifts US title

PUBLISHED: 16:00 29 March 2016

Former London Lion Jordan Spencer (left of trophy) helped Augustana Vikings to a national title in the United States (pic: Augustana Vikings)

Former London Lion Jordan Spencer (left of trophy) helped Augustana Vikings to a national title in the United States (pic: Augustana Vikings)

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Spencer helps Vikings make school history

Former London Lions player Jordan Spencer finished his season on a high in the United States, helping Augustana Vikings claim their first-ever National Championship title.

Augustana beat the number one-ranked Lincoln Memorial University 90-81, with Spencer claiming eight points, seven assists and three steals.

Spencer also celebrated by setting a new record for assists as he finished with an impressive total of 244, breaking Pat Freidel’s record of 240 from 1987-88.

The former GB under-20 guard said: “The game was close throughout. We started off hot and from there knew we could compete and beat this number one-ranked team.

“The first real game we started off as underdogs, making the whole day surreal with the build-up and the importance of it all.

“To think I’m one of the only British players to say they have a National Championship is something no one can take away from me.

“The amount of support I’ve had from everyone is much appreciated. I am just so happy we could get a chip for the university whilst representing my family, friends and country.”

Spencer hopes to return to London this summer to play in this year’s Midnight Madness tournament - Britain’s biggest basketball competition that showcases the best in hoops and entertainment.

He added: “It’ll be great to come home and start competing with these elite point guards who are playing at the highest level in Europe. It would be cool just to see where I’m at.”

For more information visit midnightmadness.tv, or contact fmacaly@reachandteach.co.uk.


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