London Lions have confirmed that GB star Paul Guede has been retained for the upcoming season after the Club’s second place finish last season.
Last season saw Guede turn in tough performances as the Lions made a run for the title and the Playoff Finals. The 6’6” London born Forward previously had spells with the Lions in 2013 and the Worcester Wolves also, but latterly he had two seasons in France before joining a revamped Lions roster last year.
Graduating from Portland University, Guede’s European experience apart from France, includes the top League in Czech Republic and Pro A in Germany.
Averaging just under 10 points a game, Coach and owner, Vince Macaulay thinks there’s more to come, “Paul was massive for us last season, he took on the burden of shutting down the opposition’s top scorers and made super plays for us, what a lot of people don’t know was Paul carried an ankle injury for a large part of the season, he has had surgery in the summer and is in rehab already and I think we shall see an even more energised Paul who brings such a high level of IQ to the game.”
A big advocate in the London community, Guede launched his own charity for helping and preventing mental health suffering, ‘Risen’ and together with his role at the Lions continues to help and inspire his community.
Paul joins returnee’s Justin Robinson, Joe Ikhinmwin, Brandon Peel as well as Jordan Spencer. Watch out for a player a day for the rest of this week, as we prepare hard for the season, fans will get to see the team for the first time at the Essex Classic at Brentwood Leisure Centre on the 8th and 9th September, Book through leopardsbasketball.co.uk with promo code LIONS20 for 20% discount. The BBL season tips off at the Copper Box, on the 21st of September when the Glasgow Rocks are the visitors.
Regular season game tickets are now available online, click here for more details.
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