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Robinson extends for two years

Two-time BBL MVP Justin Robinson has signed for a further two years with London Lions, as the club embarks on a European challenge.

Voted league MVP in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons, and prodigy of the late great Jimmy Rogers, Robinson attended Blair Academy after which he clocked a stellar American college career at Rider University averaging 15.3 points and 3.8 assists per game in his senior year as captain.

After an impressive six-year basketball career across Europe, which included playing for GB at Eurobasket 2013, London Lions Head Coach Vince Macaulay persuaded the London born point guard to return home and play for his team.

Robinson averaged just short of 17 points and five assists a game whilst leading the Lions charge.

“I feel really excited to be back at the Lions for my fourth year,” said Robinson. “This year is even more exciting with the team playing in Europe and it’s a massive opportunity to showcase the BBL and British talent.

“With the team assembled, I think we have a great chance of making noise. I’m thankful for the opportunity to be home with the Lions once again”.

Vince Macaulay added, “As Justin enters his fourth season with us, I can only really speak of his commitment to the game in this country, his desire for young Brits to see an opportunity at home and then his ability to be successful, whilst doing the right things.

“He is a true professional and the culture at the club is largely down to him and his work ethic. Having him in the side as we embark on this next historic step by the club means we all know, we will be fine.”

Fans will get to see the team for the first time on 15 September, with opponents yet to be decided as the Basketball Champions League draw takes place Wednesday 15 July, live at 10am on the London Lions Facebook page.

Tickets and details of television coverage will be confirmed nearer the date.