Edmir Lucas returns to the London Lions after impressing last season
Edmir Lucas in action for the Lions

The London Lions have today confirmed Edmir Lucas will be returning to the Copperbox Arena for the 2020-21 season.

Lucas joined in the middle of last-season and was impressive, averaging 10 points a game, shooting 40% from behind the arc and going perfect at the free-throw line. 

The Angolan star has experience in the capital, previously plying his trade for the Brixton Topcats and the Westminster Warriors.

Before playing in London, Lucas played in his native Angola. He spent four years with Primeiro de Agosta, before a two-year spell with Petro de Luanda. Who he helped to a playoff championship victory in 2017.

"A lot of unfinished business"

Lucas is relishing the opportunity to get playing again when the season starts. He said this following the confirmation of his resigning:

“I’m very happy to be back with the Lions! A lot of unfinished business was left on the table last season, so this year I’m just looking to carry on from where we left off and more!

"Also with the Basketball Champions League to look forward to as well.

"It’s going to be a tough challenge but an exciting new opportunity for us as a team to showcase the best of British basketball on the European stage!"

Manager's Thoughts 

Lions coach Vince Macaulay was delighted to secure Lucas' services for another season. 

Macaulay told the London Lions website:

“Ed is a super professional and that is why he is back with us, his shooting prowess is tremendous.

"He will be a real asset to our campaign.

"People also don’t realise how tough a defender he is, all qualities we will need in this very important campaign for us.”