Search

Basketball: James returns for London Lions

PUBLISHED: 09:19 09 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:19 09 September 2018

Jonathan James in action for London Lions

Jonathan James in action for London Lions

Archant

London Lions have confirmed that young Londoner Jonathan James will return for the new season.

James, one of the youngest players in the team, stands out for his pace and ability to stand up to the opposition.

Known for his offensive style, James started the season on a high at the Essex Classic, where he was the top scorer with 16 points and 5 assists on the floor.

A graduate from the Lions Academy at Hackney Community College, James spent a season in Prep school in the United States before joining the Lions last September.

He is now studying at the University of East London (UEL) and is part of their basketball programme jointly run by Lions and UEL.

Lions’ boss Vince Macaulay said: “Jonathan is one of our up and coming stars. He has championship pedigree with huge potential.

“It’s fantastic that he is not only rejoining the team but also continuing his education at the UEL. He is a great role model for young players currently playing at junior level.”

James added: “I am happy to have signed for my second season with the Lions. I have big plans and achievements to meet for the team and I think we have a strong alliance this year. We are ready to go all the way!”

James’ signing means the Lions return nine players from last season, alongside new guys Jordan Spencer, Ladarius Tabb and Kervin Bristol.

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

Latest East London Sports News

The O’s head coach offered his views following the 1-0 loss to Maidenhead United

12:37

Great Britain’s men were defeated 2-0 by Australia while the GB women fell to a 3-0 loss in the latest FIH Pro League double header in Perth.

Jay Simpson set to make second debut for O’s and 100th appearance for the club

Yesterday, 13:00

Wesst Ham United can enjoy having a Saturday off this weekend with no game scheduled for the east Londoners following their early exit from the FA Cup.

Yesterday, 10:00

Tower Hamlets manager AJ Ashanike is looking forward to coming up against his former club Ilford under the Friday night lights.

Yesterday, 09:00

The former Brighton & Hove Albion ace praised the professionalism of players like Harrold and Lawless

Thu, 18:00

A round-up of the latest results from match involved Wapping Hockey Club teams

PROMOTED CONTENT

Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

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