December 5 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Matthew Bryan-Amaning has ended his short-term deal with hometown team London Lions to sign with French Pro-A side Sharks Antibes for the rest of the season.
The Stratford-based British Basketball League outfit had offered the the 6ft 9ins forward a temporary home after a move to South Korean side Anyang KGC fell through at the 11th hour a fortnight ago.
He played in three Championship matches with one loss and two victories to his name. His parting gift to the Lions was a game-high 28 points, including a series of showpiece reverse dunks and a crucial free throw that helped the capital club fight back in the final quarter to beat Glasgow Rocks 80-77 at the Copper Box on Sunday.
His hat-trick of London outings saw the former US college Washinton Huskies graduate average 20.3 points, eight rebounds, 1.3 assists and 2.3 blocks in 27 minutes per game.
After the game on Sunday, Bryan-Amaning tweeted: “I just want to say a big S/O [shout out] to @London_Lions organisation and fans for giving me [the opportunity] to play Bball on a professional level in my hometown.”
He added: “I will be moving on to the next step in my career but my short time here will not be forgotten..LOVED having my city on my chest.”
The Londoner flies out to France this morning.
• Return to this website by Wednesday, October 30, for Bryan-Amaning’s exclusive final interview as a Lions player.