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London Lions sign ex-Sacramento State ace Jason Davis

23:12 26 February 2014

New London Lions forward Jason Davis

New London Lions forward Jason Davis

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London Lions have signed former Sacramento State forward Jason Davis as a replacement for Nick Freer who has been transferred to Surrey United.

The 29-year-old 6ft 5ins American new recruit has been plying his trade in Europe since graduating in 2008 and moves to the capital after parting company with Svitavy in Czech Republic due to limited minutes.

Davis is in line to make his British Basketball League debut on Friday when Leicester visit the Copper Box.

Macaulay said: “I’ve known of Jason for a couple of years now and have been keeping an eye on him.

“He’s been playing in Europe for a few years now in Turkey [with Yesilyurt], Ukraine [with Cherkasy] and Solvakia [Handlova] and I knew he was available as his team [Svitavy] has run into some problems.

“We started talking and I just thought that they way he plays might suit our team a little better.

“He’s a very high-energy guy, very aggressive, goes to the basket very well and hopefully he’s going to bring a bit more of the intensity that we are looking for, which we just weren’t able to get from Nick.”

Davis said: “I’m just so happy to be in a place I feel wanted, I’ve played in many tough Leagues but am keen to look to my future and settle down for a long period, London was an interesting proposition and I like what I see.”

On the departed Freer, who made his Surrey debut at the weekend, Macaulay said: “We just decided that we needed to go in a different direction in terms of what he was doing for us.

“We played Surrey the other week and I had a chat with them, asked them what they needed and thought that Nick could help them out, so I helped facilitate that move across for him.

“When you recruit you hope you’re getting what it says on the tin, as such, but that’s no disrespect to him, he’s a nice guy and fitted in with everything we’re doing as a supreme athlete but it was just unfortunate. Maybe he needs a different style of play, I’m not so sure.”

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