Lions go Spanish with Romero

London Lions have acquired Spanish guard, Jorge Romero after a stellar career in his home country.

Romero, 29, brings a wealth of experience to the guard position for the BBL Champions. The 6’4” Spaniard averaged 9.6 points and 3 rebounds a game for his team Marin Ence Peixe Galego who captured the LEB Silver Play-Off title.

With six straight years of experience in Spanish LEB Gold, Jorge has played significant roles on his teams. Alongside a near 39% efficiency from three point range he can play both guard positions and aims to have an impact in London.

“We had a great opportunity to increase our team’s IQ and I felt Jorge would be a good fit,” said Lions boss Vince Macaulay. “We play a different style of game to some and like to have multiple points of attack, I think he’ll do well in that kind of system.”

Romero added, “I’m very excited to be coming to London and joining a team that has just won the Championship and the Cup. I am highly motivated and ready to help the team win again, I want to play great basketball and doing anything I can.”

He joins the returning Brandon Peel on the squad, with more player announcements expected this week.

Fans will get to see the team for the first time on the 6 and 9 September, Cal State Poly are the visitors to the Copper Box on the 6th whilst Euro-team, Bakken Bears and Danish Champions will be next up at the University of East London on the 9th. Tickets available at https://www.thelondonlions.com/sports-dock-games/.

Tickets for the Cal Poly Mustangs, regular season game tickets and season tickets are now available online on the Lions website at www.thelondonlions.com.