Elias Poorman has decided to continue his education and basketball career at Midland College, Div 1 NJCAA on a full scholarship.
Elias had substantial interest from various schools in the US, but committed to Midland College, being impressed by their facility, coaching and level of competition.
Elias has been with United for the past five years being an undisputed leader of his team throughout various age categories and excelled both domestically and internationally where in the 2017/18 season he led the European Youth Basketball League (EYBL) in efficiency.
Emma Chambers, Director of London United commented, ‘I can’t think of more deserving player than Elias to be offered a full scholarship by such a great Junior College playing in an ultra-competitive division. Elias is one of the best guards ever produced by London United and he is perfectly suited for the professional game. Elias has consistently demonstrated a mature approach and dedication to his performance throughout his time with London United and we are really excited that the years of hard work he has put in are being rewarded with this opportunity.’
Head Coach of Midland College, Pat Rafferty was also very positive about Elias joining his team, ‘I’m excited about Elias, I really like his versatility on the offensive end and his ability to play with pace and understand tempo. His energy and motor will affect the game defensively, I love guys who play hard and play with energy, guys who compete and this is what Elias will bring to our programme.’
Everyone at London United would like to congratulate Elias on his achievements, we are really proud of his accomplishments and wish him the very best of luck for the future.