Kervin Bristol back in London
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Kervin Bristol is returning to the Copperbox Arena with the London Lions following a year in Ukraine.

Bristol, 31, is a hugely popular player with the Lions fans and will be an integral player in what may be their biggest campaign ever.

The Lions have already made five signings in the last month, including former teammate of LeBron James, DeAndre Liggins.

Reliability and experience

Playing in Ukraine's top division for MBC Mykolaiv, Bristol was Averaging eight rebounds and two blocked shots a game from centre. 

The 6'10" 31-year-old who was part of the Lions BBL Championship-winning squad in the 2018-19 season, has a wealth of experience that Lions coach Vince Macaulay will look to rely on.

Bristol has played in the top divisions of France, Ukraine, Russia, Poland but perhaps most importantly he's played in the Champions League - a competition that the Lions will be playing in for the first time this year. 

"One of the main reasons we achieved what we did was down to Kervin"

Lions boss Vince Macaulay said this following the news of his latest signing: “Kervin is one of the most lovely guys I have ever coached, he really is a coach’s dream, he works hard all the time he takes on any challenge on the floor and the spirit he brings to the team is awesome. 

"One of the main reasons we achieved what we did was down to Kervin and I knew if the chance ever arose again I would bring him back to London.”

"Competing in the Champions League is just icing on the cake.”

Highly rated Bristol is happy to be back in the capital for a second time.

He said: "I’m excited and grateful for this opportunity to be back in London for another season.

"I loved it here last time and really competing in the Champions League is just icing on the cake.”

Bristol will return to action when the Lions face Neptunas Klaipeda in the Champions League on the 15th of September.

 

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