'Ultimate team guy' signs with the Power
BASKETBALL: "The ultimate team guy”.
That's how the latest Gladstone Port City Power signing has been described.
Jordan Lum Kon has played at the highest senior level in New South Wales, representing the Parramatta Wildcats and Maitland Mustangs in the Waratah League.
He has played with the St George Saints in the state league too.
Impressively he recently returned from representing team Australia in the Jump10 challenge in China, where he was teammates with another McDonald's Port City Power signing Cirkook Riak.
Off the court, Lum Kon has founded his own basketball development company, Grassroots Hoops, which is providing pathways and opportunities for young aspiring players.
Coach Brady Walmsley said every successful team had a player like Lum Kon.
"He is the ultimate team guy and will be extraordinary for the culture of our club,” he said.
"In our conversations, Jordan has demonstrated a refreshing level of humility and selflessness that is going to be contagious.
"He is someone that will genuinely put the needs of the team ahead of his own, which is a characteristic that can be unique in quality players at this level.”
Walmsley said his new signing was a strong guard with a rugby league background.
"His mixture of physicality and quickness will allow him to comfortably defend both guard positions,” he said.
"He has a great tempo about his offensive rhythm and is someone who can play effectively at multiple speeds.”
Lum Kon said he was excited about the opportunity.
"I am honoured to be a part of the talented team coach Walmsley is putting together,” he said. "I look forward to relocating to Gladstone and playing for a club that has so much community support.”