They both scored a well-earned third place, and on the way competed against:
- Birkbeck, University of London
- King’s College (two teams)
- SOAS, University of London
- King’s College
- London School of Economics (three teams)
- Westminster University (three teams)
LUSL is a regional competition run by BUCS since 2012 for London universities and their students. There are 13 sports offered in league and knockout competitions, as well as a number of individual and team events.
LUSL is a great opportunity to get involved, get active and have fun whilst competing against other teams of similar ability. This time around 30 universities and schools competed.
Maxime de Jong, Captain of the basketball team and Bachelor in Management (BSc) student said:
“After more than a year of no sporting competitions between universities in the UK, a 3v3 basketball tournament was finally organised in London. The whole team, all the players and organisers were all super excited for this event.
“We were in a group stage with LSE and King’s College, in which we finished first with three wins and one loss. We then reached the semi-final where Westminster University was our opponent; this game was by far the toughest. The score was 13-13 in the last minute, until one of their players went for the lay-up while I was defending on him. The shot missed as I was very close to the block, until another player tipped it inside the basket in the last second. Consequently, we only finished 3rd. Nonetheless, I am very proud of my team who worked very hard and proved a very competitive spirit.
“Honorable mentions to our players Francesco Bortoluzzi, Nabil Ramadan, Nour Boutabratine and our supporter and coach Rayan Allam.”
Football Captain and Bachelor in Management (BSc) student Paul-Adrien Rodriguez, said:
“Wonderful team: Aurele, our Sterling with his hilarious runs; Rayan, the next Haaland; Maxime, the new Berlin Wall; Florian, the finance guy doing meetings during the competition; and Hadrien, our Pickford keeper! And me, the not-allowed tackler that prefers to flirt with the referee.”