The London Lightning are off to a red hot 8-1 start for the 2019-20 season and look to have high hopes going forward. The roster has some serious talent with big names such as Xavier Moon, AJ Gaines, Omar Strong, Marcus Capers and Randy Phillips, but the driving force on the offensive end has been the former Finals MVP Garrett Williamson. Williamson is the oldest active player on the Lightning roster (31) and has been the main contributor to their early season success. Williamson has been a key player on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball and definetly deserves more recognition when London is in the discussion as the best team in the NBL.
Michael Trann | 2020 | London Lightning
Williamson has proven to be one of the best wing’s in the NBL this season leading the Lightning to a 7-1 start and the number one seed in the central division. Although teammate Xavier Moon is fifth in the league in scoring, Williamson has some stats that are worthy to brag about as well. Through eight games Williamson is averaging 16.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game, and he’s doing all of this on great efficiency. Williamson is shooting 51 percent from the field as well as 40 percent from behind the arch and 92.3 percent from the line. Williamson is one of the most efficient wings in the NBL this season and is proving just how valuable a piece he is to the Lightning’s success. Williamson has been a very consistent and reliable player this season but already he’s had multiple games in which he absolutely took over.
Notable Games This Season
W, Sudbury Five, 30 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 10-19 FG, 2-3 3PT
W, Windsor Express, 20 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists, 7-14 FG, 2-4 3PT
W, Island Storm, 30 points, 11 assists, 11-14 FG, 8-8 FT
Michael Tran | 2020 | London Lightning
Williamson got off to a very rough start to the 2019-20 season combining for only 7 points in his first two games including a tough road loss to the Windsor Express where he only logged 3 points on 1-4 shooting. Ever since, the Lightning have gone on a 7 game winning streak including big wins against the Sudbury Five and the Windsor Express. Williamson has racked up some even more impressive numbers during this 7 game stretch averaging, 20.1 points on 52 percent from the field and 42.8 percent from behind the arch. Williamson is definetly on watch for the All-NBL first team right now, and definetly deserves more recognition for the Lightning’s recent success.