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Lovell Cook Makes BBL Return With Bristol Flyers

Bristol Flyers have completed the signing of 6ft 8in American forward Lovell Cook.

Cook returns to the BBL following a one-year spell with the London Lions in 2014/15, where he made 33 appearances for the club, leading the team in scoring with 16.2 points per game.

The 25-year-old played NCAA basketball at the University of New Orleans, where he appeared in all 58 games for the Privateers, averaging 14.1 points per contest.

I’m really looking forward to returning to the BBL with Bristol Flyers,” Cook told bristolflyers.co.uk.

I got a good feeling from Coach Kapoulas and he seems very genuine. The Flyers are a very organised programme and I'm ready to go out there and execute.”

A native of New Orleans, Cook had been an evacuee from Hurricane Katrina and had to move to Georgia. After his return to New Orleans he led the Privateers for two seasons and his 54% field goal shooting saw him amongst the top 50 in the US.

In his one year with the Lions, Cook made the BBL play-off final at the O2 Arena, where they narrowly missed out to the Newcastle Eagles.

I feel like there’s a lot of unfinished business I have in this league,” Cook admitted.

The last game I played in the BBL was the play-off final in 2015. I’ve been working and sharpening up my game in all aspects since then and I’m ready to give my all to this organisation.”

Cook will link up with his new team-mates for pre-season in August, as Flyers begin their preparations for the 2016/17 campaign.

Lovell brings plenty of versatility to our new-look roster,” said head coach Andreas Kapoulas.

His previous experience in the BBL play-offs with London Lions will be crucial in us making a play-off run of our own this season.”

He can guard multiple positions on the floor and has the ability to post up smaller defenders. His size and skill level separates him from the other players in the league.”

Cook is now the eighth player registered to Bristol Flyers for the 2016/17 season, joining Greg Streete, Roy Owen, Jordan Ranklin, Chris Bourne, Michael Vigor, Leslee Smith and Daniel Edozie.

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