Storm sign former NBL all-star, champion
January 28, 2016
Island Storm Media
Morgan Lewis, a two-time all star and NBL champion from his days with the London Lightning and Mississauga Power, has signed with the Island Storm.
The 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Painesville, OH, played his college ball at the University of Findlay and led his club to a perfect 36-0 record in his senior year. That same season Findlay won the NCAA Division II championship.
Lewis was the NBL’s first ever draft pick, going first overall to the Oshawa Power in 2011.
In his rookie campaign he averaged just below 17 points per game for the Power.
The following season Lewis played with the Lightning and was an instrumental part of their championship run.
Lewis returned to the Power for the 2013-14 campaign, where he was the team’s second leading scorer with 17.2 points. He also averaged 7.6 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game that season.
“Morgan has proven to be a consistent scorer everywhere he has played, including three seasons here in the NBL,” said Storm coach Joe Salerno. “He has the uncanny ability to hit big shots in clutch situations, and is a guy who wants the ball in his hands in those moments.”
He left the league after the 2013-14 season to play professionally in Saudi Arabia before retuning to Canada last spring.
“Morgan has worked extremely hard over the last 6 months to recover from a sever ankle injury, I think he is looking forward to getting back out on the floor, and we are looking forward to seeing him out there.”
Just yesterday the Storm had one of the busiest days in team history, signing three players and releasing five after a 4-8 start to the season.
Salerno is hopeful Lewis could be the final piece needed to get the Island back on track.
“He brings a veteran scorer to our team, something we were lacking badly.”
The Storm next take the court in Charlottetown on Feb. 4th at 7 p.m. against the Moncton Miracles.