London Lions have added immense size to their roster with young Brit, Kingsley Okoroh, standing at 7’1″.
The former Derby Trailblazer and GB International is trying to find a home that suits his style after a super college career at University of California.
Graduating in 2018, Kingsley left his college, third all-time in blocked shots and in the top 10 in the Pac 10 Conference with 201 career blocks. He averaged six points 5.5 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in his final year.
Since college, the big man had a season in Leb Gold in Spain, with the Araberri club, playing 18 minutes a game and returning six points and five boards.
“This is going to be interesting with Kingsley,” said Head Coach Vince Macaulay. “He is so big, yet athletic with a nice soft touch, I believe in the right role he could be a key piece.
“He showed how smart he is at Cal University, he is a late starter and a late bloomer and we could see him really come to the fore with the number of games we will have to play this season – he is certainly going to cause a problem for many teams.”
Okoroh was delighted to be in London, adding, “I’m happy to be a part of the London Lions organisation. We are trying to do something special this season and I’m glad to be a part of that. We have a strong talented group of players who are all ready to challenge for titles.”
Fans will get to see the team for the first time on 15 September, with Lions taking on Neptunas Klaipeda in a Basketball Champions League qualifier.
Tickets and details of television coverage will be confirmed nearer the date.