Lokan making his mark

Rising star Simon Lokan. Picture: Helen Theoharakis
Rising star Simon Lokan. Picture: Helen Theoharakis

Lokan was a shining light in the Tigers 130-102 loss to the East Perth Eagles on July 13.

The 204cm Lokan worked tirelessly against one of the best centres in the league, Tom Jervis, to record eight points, eight rebounds, four assists and a block. On July 14, the Tigers took on the Goldfields Giants at the Willetton Basketball Stadium and Lokan was again impressive ” finishing with 15 points, 11 rebounds, one assist and three blocks to guide Willetton to a 27-point victory, 118-91.

At just 22 and nearing on 100 SBL games, Lokan has been a handy acquisition for the Tigers since transferring from the Lakeside Lightning last season, with fans keen to watch him develop under head coach Matt Foster.