The London Lions, the UK’s Championship winning basketball team, have announced a show case game against California’s NCAA Cal Poly Mustangs on Friday 6th September 7.30pm at the Copper Box Arena in Stratford.

The Cal Poly Mustangs play in the Big Western Conference and have produced NBA players such as David Nwaba (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Joe Prunty (former GB Head Coach and Phoenix Suns Assistant).

Vince Macaulay, Lions Head Coach and BBL Coach of the Year, said

“Having proved ourselves this season winning the Premiership League and the Cup I feel we are ready to take on an NCAA team like Cal Poly Mustangs. They have a wealth of fantastic US players and some talented Europeans like Karlis Garoza from Latvia. He was the starting centre for Latvia’s U-18 Men’s National Team at the December 2016 FIBA Europe championship in Turkey and averaged 10.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per six tournament games. It’s going to be a massive game and guaranteed to be a heart stopping season opener at the Copper Box”.

Following the sell outs of Lions’ previous games against US Teams, like Iowa and the Big Baller Brand, fans are advised to grab tickets as soon as possible when they go on sale today Thursday 20th June at 9am.


  • International Challenge
  • London Lions Vs California Poly Mustangs
  • Friday 6th September 7.30PM
  • Doors open at 6.30pm
  • Copper Box Arena