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London Lions sign guard Allen-Jordan from Cheshire Phoenix

PUBLISHED: 17:00 22 August 2019

Dii'Jon Allen-Jordan has signed from Cheshire Phoenix (Pic: London Lions)

Dii'Jon Allen-Jordan has signed from Cheshire Phoenix (Pic: London Lions)

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London Lions have added versatile guard and forward Dii'Jon Allen-Jordan to their squad ahead of the 2019/20 season.

The 25-year-old was with Cheshire Phoenix last season and 2016-17 season.

A native of Campbellsville, Ketucky, Allen-Jordan played his college basketball at Francis Marion and Campbellsville before a stint in the NBA G-League with the LA D-Fenders.

Averaging 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists, Allen-Jordan led the Phoenix in many games bringing high energy and great defence to the cause.

He hit 50 per cent from the field whilst his 2.1 steals a game were good for second in the BBL.

Lion's boss, Vince Macaulay, said: "This was an important signing for us, the lad caused us numerous headaches last season with his energy and drive, I believe in playing tough and all out defence and he will enable us to get better in this area significantly.

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"He will compliment what we do very nicely."

After playing almost all positions with the Phoenix last term Allen-Jordan wants to build on his achievements.

"I feel extremely excited to be in London this season, I feel like this team is a good fit for me and the style that I like to play.

"I know this will be my best season yet because I am more confident than I have ever been."

Allen-Jordan joins Brandon Peel and Jorge Romero on the squad, with more player announcements expected this week.

Fans will get to see the team for the first time on September, 6 and 9.

Cal State Poly are the visitors to the Copper Box on September, 6, whilst Euro-team, Bakken Bears, Danish Champions, will be next up at the University of East London on September, 9.

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