London Lions have moved to add veteran guard, Ogo Adegboye to their roster as they continue the defence of their BBL Championship.
The Lions lost Spanish guard, Jorge Romero over Christmas and now the experienced Londoner who has 49 GB caps will team up with fellow internationals, Jules Dang-Akodo, Ovie Soko and Justin Robinson
The 6’0”, 32 year old Adegboye is a product of the Brixton Topcats programme under the late Jimmy Rogers and attended the famous Findlay Prep in the United States before graduating from St Bonaventures University in 2011.
His pro career has seen him play in the top leagues of Greece, Cyprus and Italy. His time at Rieti in Legadue Gold in Italy where he was averaging 11 points and 3 assists, was cut short by injury in February of last year, but now rehabbed he is raring to go.
Lions boss Vince Macaulay commented, “Ogo is another player that brings great experience to our side, he is a prime defender and his aggression and strength will add to what we want to do. I am ecstatic that he has decided to join our campaign so we can carry on seeing British players at home, fans will love his energy and I know a group in South London that can’t wait to see him on the floor”.
Ogo himself is looking forward to being a Lions, “I’m really excited to play at home and join family in playing and competing together – just like it was at the start of my career, I appreciate Vince, Justin and the guys for bringing me in and I can’t ait to be out there with them.”
Ogo is expected to play in one of Lions’ two games this weekend as Surrey Scorchers are the visitors to the Copper Box tonight, tickets are available HERE, before the team travels to Sheffield on Sunday.