Dixon docks in London

London Lions are pleased to announce the acquisition of 6ft 7in American forward, Cory Dixon.

Dixon arrives straight from Limburg in Belgium, where he started this campaign and last season completed a second year at Plymouth Raiders.

An exciting finisher and rebounder, Dixon averaged 19 points and 7 rebounds last year in the BBL and 20 points and 10 rebounds during 2015-16. A graduate of New Orleans University, he has also played in Australia’s SEABL league, and with the Erie Bayhawks in the NBA Development League.

Coach Mariusz Karol was pleased with Dixon’s arrival and said: “He plays with energy which we will need, and he has aggression around the basket. We have work to do, but I am happy to see him play.”

The Lions will insert Dixon into the line-up for this Friday’s home game against the Plymouth Raiders to be shown live by the BBC Sport.

Tickets for the game are still available at ticketmaster.co.uk