London Lions have confirmed that Dzaflo Larkai will suit up once more at the Copper Box after signing a new deal with the club.

After joining the Lions in January, Larkai became a positive influence on the team as they marched to The O2 for the Play-Off Finals.

A veteran who has played across the world, the GB International will conclude the second year of a Master’s Degree at the University of London.

Lions boss, Vince Macaulay said: “Flo is very important for what we want to do in London, providing the opportunity for young Brits and veterans alike to come and play in London is a stated aim of ours. 

“Justin Robinson at the peak of his powers is gracing the Olympic Park, Jordan Spencer about to launch his career is doing the same and Flo preparing for life after basketball shows the way for a lot of our players. 

“The fact he can do that and still be a force in the paint as he was last term with his numbers of 6 points and 5 rebounds [per game], hitting 54% from the field in just 14 minutes is testament to his professionalism.”

Larkai added: “Playing in London, at home, comes with a lot of pride, we fell one short of our goal last season, but that has only fired us up even more.

“I’m glad to say 2018-19, I’m back in the hunt with my coalition – We are London.”

Larkai’s signing makes it seven returning players from last season alongside new faces in Jordan Spencer, Ladarius Tabb and Kervin Bristol. 

The BBL season tips off at the Copper Box on 21 September when Radisson RED Glasgow Rocks are the visitors.