May 13, 2012 in Professional
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the random fact that six players from Michigan somehow ended up playing professional basketball in Iceland this season. While, two of those players, Flint’s J’Nathan Bullock and former Birmingham Groves player Giordan Watson led their team, Grindavik, to a championship. From Eurobasket:
Grindavik are the new Express League champions. They overcame Thor Thorl on the road to clinch the trophy. J’Nathan Bullock (196-F-87, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Cleveland St.) stepped up with impressive 36 points and 8 rebounds to pace the winners.
Grindavik surged ahead early in the game. The visitors posted 20:15 lead after ten minutes. Thor Thorl however stopped the bleeding in the second quarter. The hosts took over and surged ahead. Thor Thorl registered a 36:33 halftime advantage. Grindavik went off the dressing room firing from all guns. They accounted for 26 points in the quarter taking a 6-point lead at the final intermission. Thor Thorl got within a single point 70:71 with under a minute remaining in regulation. But J’Nathan Bullock came up with six points in the reminder of the contest and sealed the win for Grindavik.
Bullock was named the Player of the Year and Import Player of the Year. Watson made the all-league second team. Bullock and Watson both made the all-defense team.