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London Lions nick Lewis for new term

PUBLISHED: 13:23 24 July 2015 | UPDATED: 13:23 24 July 2015

Nick Lewis has signed for London Lions

Nick Lewis has signed for London Lions

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GB under-20 star joins from Sheffield

London Lions have added yet another new young face to coach Nigel Lloyd’s squad for the 2015-16 season, in the shape of GB under-20 star Nick Lewis.

The 6ft 3in dynamo was a huge contributor to the Sheffield Sharks over the last couple of seasons, averaging 13 points and four rebounds per game last year and connecting on 54 three pointers in the process.

A member of the GB under-20 team that qualified for Division A in the European Championships two years ago, Lewis has been a constant in the BBL, winning the BBL Trophy in 2013 and helping to knock out the Leicester Riders in the BBL play-off quarter-finals with a last-gasp tip last season.

Coach Lloyd said: “Nick has learnt his basketball the right way, he is a heady player who can hit the floor running, but you see so much potential in him to really continue at a very high level”.

Lewis, 22, hails mother Charmaine as his inspiration, after growing up in Toronto, Canada before going on to school in New York.

He has just graduated from Sheffield Hallam University and also helped his University win the BUCS title along the way.

With more signings to be announced shortly, Lloyd added: “Nick’s explosiveness is a hint at how we intend to play this season, pushing the ball up and playing at pace, I think the fans will enjoy it.”

Player sponsorship is now available for Lewis on a first come, first served basis.

Lions fans can see the team in action prior to the opening of the season as details of pre-season games will be announced soon.

Season tickets are also still available and give fans the opportunity to choose their own seat for the season as well as exclusive access to many activities involving the team.

For further information on the London Lions, visit londonlionsbasketball.com.

Tickets are available for all London Lions games at ticketmaster.co.uk.


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