It’s great to be back at the Copper Box and playing in front of all you Lions Fans. I have to say; I have been looking forward to the start of this new season as I think our team has really improved this year with additions to the roster like former BBL MVP Zaire Taylor, alongside Rashad Hassan and Derek Hall who both spent last season playing in Europe. Will Ashby, Kevin Moyo and Troy Hurst all add some great shooting, speed and size to the bench. Having Kia (Williams), Jamal (Williams), Andre (Lockhart) and Alex (Olumi) back adds a continued continuity that I felt we lacked last season.
We have high expectations coming back into the season and bringing home some silverware is definitely the goal. I am confident that this is going to be an exciting season for the fans, players and organisation as a whole.
This pre-season we were able to take a trip to Poland, staying in Puck at a Sports Training facility near to the coast. It was a great opportunity to build team chemistry as we got to know each other personally and as players. Having that focused time away with the coaching staff was great too as it helped us to really understand their expectations as individuals and as a team.
After we came back from Poland, we dived right into a game against the Essex Leopards – which was a great opportunity for you all to see the team in action in London.
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