Islington star signed by professional team in Portugal

Orlan Jackman

Orlan Jackman - Credit: Archant

Islington’s Orlan Jackman has been signed up by Portuguese professional outfit CAB Madeira after impressing against them on tour last summer.

Jackman shone at this year’s Midnight Madness tournament, earning a place on the team that travelled to represent Great Britain at the TAÇA Cup Championship in Portugal.

He promptly proved his worth, dropping 35 points in the first game as the British team whitewashed Madeira 3-0, and he averaged 20.6 points and 11.6 rebounds over the course of the series.

And Jackman has now become one of three Midnight Madness players to sign a professional contract with the Pro A club, along with team-mates Jermaine Forbes and Ejay Ofomata.

Madeira president Francisco Gomes said: “The game just comes naturally to him. He’s not out to score but ends us being the best scorer, he’s not out to rebound but ends up being the best rebounder.

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“Orlan has the natural basketball talent and the humble personality to go with it – that’s a great combination that I think any team would want. He can play in any team and in any league at the highest level.”

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