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Julius Joseph and Michael Martin have signed for EBL Division 1 Westminster Warriors, more than a decade after departing the club, providing a significant boost to last season’s 12th place finishers.
“With Westminster Warriors being one of the youngest teams last year in Division One I know that Mike and Jules will bring a wealth of experience to this young roster,” said Westminster Warriors Head Coach Dwain Addman.
“But most importantly these two guys have won throughout their career and know how to win. They know what it takes.
“That is very important when coaching young talent. My younger players will see Mike and Jules practice and prepare for games which provide them with insight into what it takes to succeed.
Joseph began his career with the Warriors in 1996, before going to college at Georgia College & State University (1997–2000) in the United States, and since then has played for several professional organisations in Belgium and in the UK. He has played in the BBL for the Guildford Heat and most recently last season with the London Lions, where he averaged 8.0ppg and shot 51% from beyond the 3pt line.
“I’m excited to be back playing at where is all started for me,” said Joseph. “I left Westminster Warriors 18 years ago when I received my scholarship to go to the USA. Now towards the end of my career I’m looking forward to sharing my skills, experience and wisdom with the younger warrior players and help lead the team to success.”
Martin, a 6ft6 small/power forward, spent two years with Warriors before signing professionally with BBL club Milton Keynes Lions in 1997. A former Commenwealth Games Bronze Medalist with England in 2006, Martin was part of the Guildford Heat team that won their first piece of silverware in the 2007 BBL Cup final.
The Warriors first competitive game of the season is an away trip to NASSA on September 13th.
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