The Manchester Giants announce that Sharpshooter, Canadian-born guard Corey Johnson announces his retirement.
Johnson joined the Giants this past offseason from the Newcastle Eagles where he formed a deadly backcourt partnership with current Giants captain and 2x BBL MVP, Rahmon Fletcher where he averaged 13.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3 assists.
The 26 year old is a natural born winner after topping the Ivy League with a 19-12 record with the prestigious Harvard university, averaging 7.2 points per game for the Crimson.
Since his move to Manchester, the Ivy League alumni has seen his role from off the bench. Providing vital and accurate shooting when called upon by Vince Macaulay.
Coach Vince Macaulay said “It’s disappointing to lose a Brit like Corey but I want to wish him well going forward and we’ll look to try and find a replacement in the near future.”
Corey Johnson with a few words regarding his retirement “I’d like to thank the giants organization for the opportunity. This choice came down to what’s best for me right now and as difficult as it was, I am at peace with it.
Thank you to my teammates from this year and the past, and I will always cherish my memories in the BBL.”
The Manchester Giants team, coaching staff and organisation will be sad to see Corey depart. Nevertheless we wish him the best in all his future ventures.