Search

London Lions re-sign forward Peel

PUBLISHED: 10:00 16 July 2018

Brandon Peel on the ball for London Lions (pic Graham Hodges)

Brandon Peel on the ball for London Lions (pic Graham Hodges)

Archant

London Lions have announce the re-signing of Brandon Peel, one of the teams most popular players, for two seasons.

The six foot seven inch power forward graduated from the University of Central Connecticut in 2016 and spent a season in the ABA Pro League prior to joining the London Lions in September 2017.

Peel displayed fantastic maturity throughout the season. He was one of only three players to claim a monthly double-double after harvesting an impressive 15.4 points and 11.8 rebounds per game – shooting an eye-catching 67% from the floor. He was also named Molten BBL Player of the Month for April.

London Lions Head Coach Vince Macaulay said: “Peel is a key force behind the team - a highly effective offensive player whilst strong on defence.

“He is a truly nice guy and has a direct impact on the performance and personality of the team.

“The fans will be happy to see those tentacle arms reaching out for rebounds and blocks once more”.

Peel added: “It feels great to be re-signing with the London Lions.

“My first season in London has been fantastic and the fans made me feel so welcome.

“I want to keep growing with the team and can’t wait to get back to training with the Lions”.

Peel will combine his time with a Masters Degree at the Lions’ official University partner, The University of East London. The new season starts in September.

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 17:12

The Street League Skateboarding (SLS) World Tour, the world's most prestigious street skateboarding competition, returns to London's Copper Box Arena today.

Yesterday, 10:30

Lawrence Okolie will defend his British and Commonwealth cruiserweight titles against Jack Massey in Manchester later this summer.

Yesterday, 09:00

Conor Benn will headline his first ever show at the legendary York Hall in Bethnal Green next month.

Fri, 13:00

On a special edition of the East London Football Podcast, and the final episode of the season, we take a look back at Leyton Orient's memorable campaign.

Fri, 09:00

Kevin Lisbie joked he hopes friend and former team-mate Jobi McAnuff doesn't become more of a legend than him at Leyton Orient

Thu, 16:26

The University of East London celebrated another great year of sporting success at their annual Sports Awards at Indigo at the O2 on Wednesday night.

What were the most memorable moments from the season?

Thu, 15:00

The 21-year-old is excited to play in the Football League again and will keep his fitness ticking over during the summer

PROMOTED CONTENT

Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

The team behind All Points East have put together a mouth-watering line-up of local food and drink traders who will be fuelling the festival in May.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists