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Posted Tuesday, December 17th 2019

ITEC Game Preview: London Lions (A) - BBL Championship

Bristol Flyers return to league action when they travel to London Lions on Wednesday night (7.30pm).

Everything you need to know ahead of the midweek game can be found below.


GAME DETAILS

  • Date: Wednesday, December 18th
  • Tip-off: 7:30pm
  • Competition: BBL Championship
  • Where: Copper Box Arena
  • Watch LIVE: Tune in for FREE via the BBL’s official YouTube channel

HEAD COACH

Vince Macaulay - A former player for Brixton Topcats, London Towers and Hemel Royals, Macaulay acquired the franchise in 1998 and relocated it to Milton Keynes. Macaulay then moved the club to London for the 2012/13 season and has seen his side transform into BBL Championship contenders, with high hopes of seeing the team compete on the European stage in the near future.

AS IT STANDS

League Table

TEAM P W L PTS
5 Sheffield Sharks 6 4 2 8
6 Worcester Wolves 8 4 4 8
7 Bristol Flyers 8 3 5 6
8 Plymouth Raiders 8 3 5 6
9 Cheshire Phoenix 9 3 7 6

LAST TIME OUT

Bristol Flyers suffered a 103-69 defeat to London Lions away from home in the group stage of the BBL Cup.

Levi Bradley led Flyers with a season-high 20 points and 8 rebounds off the bench.


ONE TO WATCH

IMAGE CREDIT - FIBA
#00 Ovie SokoLondon-born Soko, also known for his stint on reality TV show Love Island, originally played for the Barnet Bulldogs but moved to the US in his teens to play basketball for Bethel High School in Hampton, Virginia where he led the team to a district championship win.

He enjoyed a five-year college basketball career - three years at the University of Alabama before transferring to Duquesne in Pittsburgh.

Soko has spent the past few seasons in Spain with UCAM Murcia, earning accolades in the Basketball Champions League after helping his side reach the Final Four.

WATCH LIVE

All BBL Championship, BBL Cup, BBL Trophy and BBL play-off games this season will be available to watch LIVE and on demand for FREE via the official YouTube channel of the BBL.

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