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Ekperuoh re-signs with Lions for 2018-19

London Lions have announced the return of Abraham Ekperuoh for his first full season as a professional in 2018-19. 

The 25-year-old joined the Lions late last season before playing in 11 games which lead to him averaging 3.4 points per game whilst shooting 54% from the floor with a season-high of 16 points against Leeds Force on his birthday.

Ekperuoh joined Brixton Topcats at the age of 16 before a further two years at County Upper led to two years at JUCO level in the USA where he played for Dawson Community College, graduating in 2014. 

Two seasons in NBL Division 1 at Westminster Warriors produced numbers of 12+ points and 5+ rebounds per game ahead of his move to the Lions. 

Lions boss, Vince Macaulay said: “There’s a nice vibe right now about the club, building through last season and now as we look to start a new season. 

“Abraham was part of that last term bringing a really positive outlook to things. On the floor, he is very good physically – he has adapted to the rigours of professional play very well and I expect him to push on this year.” 

Ekperuoh added: “I am excited to be back officially with the Lions – I want to work hard at all times and continue to improve my game. 

His return makes it seven back from last season to go alongside newcomers Jordan Spencer, Ladarius Tabb and Kervin Bristol. 

Fans will get to see the team for the first time at the Essex Classic at Brentwood Leisure Centre on 8-9 September.