BBL’s ‘best kept secret’ returns for another season with the Patriots

The Plymouth City Patriots have announced the return of Cam King for the 2022/23 season. Cam King is an original member of the Patriots’ very first team and was an important part of the team and its transition from struggling through the first half of the season to dominating and eventually making the playoffs from a position almost impossible.

At the start of the British Basketball League (BBL) season, he became a mainstay of the team, averaging a double-double while helping to keep the team competitive. Later in the season he showed great character and composure in key situations for the Patriots, playing a limited role but giving the team consistency from the bench.

King, who some pundits called “BBL’s best-kept secret” last season, was keen to re-sign for the Patriots, saying, “I’m very happy to be stepping down and going back to Plymouth, not just to build on the pitch compared to last year, but also to continue playing for the most supportive fans. I look forward !”

His excitement was echoed by Patriots owner Carl Heslop, who said, “By bringing back another original Patriot, Cam will be warmly welcomed by the fans. I’m delighted to see him develop further this season and fulfill his potential in this league. ”

Effective big men in the modern game are a valuable commodity. These days they can no longer stand in the paint, hover around the basket looking for rebounds or post their defender, looking to score inside. King, left-handed, offers more than the traditional big man, with deceptive athleticism, speed and strength.

Yes, he has the traditional big man game, but he also has the ability to put the ball on the ground and get up for a jump shot, not to mention his ever-improving outside shot, which he has been working on over the course of the game. time. .

Cam King and his style of play are key to giving the Patriots the team identity his fans have grown accustomed to. A hard-working team player who makes little fuss or fuss, but instead goes about his business for the benefit of his teammates and those around him.

He optimizes a culture that coach Paul James has instilled in all of his teams throughout his BBL history and, as a result, has rewarded James with plenty of silverware in his trophy cabinet.

Cam King is definitely the icing on the cake when it comes to this current batch of signings. With one signing every day for the past week, we have one last player left to add to the roster. Indeed, to stay with the analogy of the cake, the final announcement could well be the icing on the cake.

Helen L. Cuellar