Demonte Is The Man From Cleveland

Demonte Flannigan has become the first signing for the London Lions under the new era of Mariusz Karol.

The 6'8” forward/centre has just graduated from Cleveland State in the Horizon League of NCAA Division one basketball.

At Cleveland State, Flannigan averaged 11.5pts and 5.8 rebounds per game whilst leading his team in rebounds. At High School in Ohio, the Ohio native averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds and played for the USA Under 16 National team.

Coach Karol was pleased with his first signing, “He is a hard worker in the key area and I think his style will suit the BBL, I think he can bring a physical presence for us”.

“I am excited to be in London”, said Flannigan,” I want to get my professional career off to a good start, I like what I see in the London Lions and I want to continue to improve and work hard for the fans”. Lions Chief Executive, Vince Macaulay was also pleased as the signings get under way, “As always at this time of year I am very excited, but there is an extra buzz with a new coach and what will be a lot of new players, I think Demonte can really grow as a pro here, as a young player he was brilliant, his college career saw him develop into a strong player inside with a nice touch”

Player Sponsorship is now available for Flannigan which includes 2 VIP Courtside Seats, the ‘shirt off the back’, photo and advertising. For more info email

Watch out for more player signings coming soon, the Lions will start pre-season on the 5th of September when the team will fly to Poland for some tournament games before returning in time for the British Basketball All Stars event at the O2 Arena on the 24th of September.

Early Bird Season Tickets for the upcoming 2017-18 season are available now via: .

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Date added: 11/07/2017

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