Esh Group Eagles Newcastle have confirmed the reunion of the Williams brothers as Kai joins Jamal in signing up for the 2018-19 season.
For the second season on the bounce the Eagles locker room will be a family affair as Kai’s decision to re-sign comes just days after Jamal inked a new deal with the men in black.
N FOCUS | Kai Williams 🦅
158 BBL Championship appearances
1707 points, 714 rebounds, 250 assists
2 BBL trophies in 2013-14 🏆🏆
9.8ppg, 5.8rpg last season
— British Basketball League (@BBLofficial) August 9, 2018
“I feel we were up and down last year as everyone knows,” said Kai Williams.
“But I think there were a lot of things to take from last season that we can use towards turning things around. I am looking forward to the new campaign and being back with the Eagles.
“The support last season was amazing and I know the best fans in the BBL will be charged up about the returning players and the prospect of moving into our new arena.”
In what will undoubtedly prove to be every commentator’s worst nightmare, Kai Williams suits up alongside Kyle Williams (no relation) on an Eagles roster suddenly starting to take shape.
The pair join Jamal, Darius Defoe and Rahmon Fletcher with club bosses busily working behind the scenes to push more signings over the line this month.
Kai Williams heads into his seventh BBL season – and his second with Newcastle – on the back of 9.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and two assists per game last time around.
And the 29-year-old wing forward was always going to be a key part of player-coach Fabulous Flournoy’s plans in the year the Eagles move into the club’s brand new Community Arena.
“Kai provided us with a lot of stability last year and he continues to be one of the best floor spacers in the league,” said Newcastle’s veteran play-caller.
“We are delighted to bring him back.”
The Eagles will move into their new home before Christmas after starting the season on familiar territory at Northumbria University’s Sport Central.
Newcastle host Cheshire Phoenix on September 21 for the season opener after two home pre-season games which are on-sale now.