London Lions secure Dirk Williams 
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Ahead of the London Lions maiden season in Europe, the team is doing everything they can to be as prepared as possible.

The latest signing of Dirk Williams shows real intent from the side who are going to play in the Basketball Champions League for the first time.

Williams is no stranger to the British Basketball League, he spent two years with the Sheffield Sharks and will know exactly know what to expect when his spell in London gets going.

After leaving the Sharks, he made the switch to Hungary, signing for Zalakeramia ZTE KK, where he had an impressive season.

He was averaging 17 points a game and hit 51% from the floor and a superb 47% from behind the three-point arc. 

“I am very excited for this opportunity"

Williams had this to say following his move: 

“I am very excited for this opportunity to play back in the BBL and even more excited to get a chance to play in the Basketball Champions League.

I think this will be good for British Basketball if we can go forward and win some games"

The Lions have also added proven NBA quality in Deandre Liggins, who was playing for the New Orleans Pelicans only two years ago.

His new home will be the Copper Box Arena for the 20/21 season, following his most recent stints in Greece and Spain

Ikhinmwin back for another year

The London side has also been able to retain some of their top talents for the new year.

Justin Robinson, two-time BBL league MVP, signed a new two-year deal earlier this month.

Team captain Joe Ikhinmwin will also return for another year, his eighth year in a row for the lions.

The Lions return to action at the Copper Box on the 15th of September in the First Qualifying Round of the Basketball Champions League and will face Lithuanian side Neptunas Klaipeda.