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Byron Mullens is London’s second NBA star

London Lions have revealed 7’0” British forward, Byron Mullens will join their squad ahead of this season’s tilt in the Basketball Champions League.

The first-round draft pick in 2009 was selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder at No. 24 and is a seven year NBA veteran. The sharp shooting power forward has since played in the NBA G-League, averaging 20 points and 11 boards in 2018 before stints in Japan and Korea.

“I am truly thankful and blessed to have this opportunity to represent the London Lions,” said Mullens. “I really want to help a British team do well in Europe and I’m looking forward to giving my all to the organisation and to our fans.”

Lions Head Coach, Vince Macaulay added, “Byron is the last piece of the jigsaw; he is big, has vast experience, shoots the ball well from distance and has played over 60 games alongside Deandre Liggins in the G-League.

“We wanted very good players here in London but more than that we wanted good people. The work has started now, we are all chomping at the bit to put our style of basketball on the floor in every single game we play this season.”

Fans will get to see the team for the first time in the Basketball Champions League, in a Final Four style qualifier against Neptunas Klaipeda.

Details on date and time are to be confirmed, along with tickets and TV coverage.