The London Lions have added 6’10” GB Centre, Fahro Alihodzic to their roster as they approach the season start and look to January’s FIBA Eurocup campaign.

The Lions have had a long break since their last Champions League action and the potential start of the BBL season at the end of October. Alihodzic was known to want to be at home as he and his wife are expecting their first child.

With bags of European experience, the Leicester native had good numbers last season at Sigal Prishtina in the Balkan League as well as the Eurocup, averaging 16 points and 12 boards a game. Previous stints in Germany and Spain mean the GB Centre brings a lot to the Lions front court. He joins after starting the season in Estonia.

The new Lion added, “I am happy to be back in the UK! Great to be joining this aspiring organisation and I will do all I can to help push the club to the next level with my experience in Europe.”

Lions Head Coach, Vince Macaulay had this to say on his latest addition, “We are delighted to have Fahro join us here on this project, it is important to have someone that can operate in the paint, battle hard night in night out who has the experience required for what we want to achieve, he carries himself the right way and has been an instant hit with the team.”

Fahro goes straight into action tomorrow, Friday night when the Lions entertain the Sheffield Sharks in a friendly at the Copper Box Arena at 7pm, with the game being live streamed on the Lions YouTube page as fans are not yet allowed in to games.