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Matthew Bryan-Amaning Joins London Lions on Short Term Deal

October 9, 2013 9:28 am 3 comments

by Sam Neter

Matthew Bryan-Amaning

Matthew Bryan-Amaning has joined the London Lions on a short-term deal whilst waiting on a contract abroad.

It represents a major coup for the Copper Box based side, as the 6’9″ GB forward returned to the UK last week after being released from South Korean side Anyang KGC.

The 25-year-old athletic forward will make his BBL debut on Thursday night against Worcester Wolves.

“We’re happy to have Matthew on board,” said Lions Head Coach Vince Macauley. “He is the premier British baller of his generation.

“The Lions are the new home of London basketball, and it’s great to have eight of out ten players from London. The fans will love watching him play.”

It won’t be the first time MBA will suit up for the Lions, having played in an exhibition against Iowa University in pre-season before he headed overseas.

The former Brixton Topcat and University of Washington graduate spent last season in Serbia with Radnicki Kragujevac, where he averaged 8.2 points and 3.6 rebounds on 51.6% shooting in just 16.7 minutes per game.

He signed his rookie deal in 2011-12 with Hacettepe in Turkey.

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  • http://twitter.com/matt_clear Matt

    Wow, what a get for the Lions! Might have to get down to the Box on Thursday, as I can’t imagine he’ll be around for long.

    • http://www.hoopsfix.com Sam Neter

      Yeah, at a guess, I’d see a week max.

  • northwards

    Sounds like his stint in Korea was a bit of a waste – shame he didn’t commit to GB…could have been the difference between a place in Eurobasket Round 2 and more chance of continued UK Sport funding.

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