The 2018-2019 Ivy League Player of the Year (Yale University) joins the London Lions following a 3-year stint in the NBA with the Utah Jazz. Selected with the 58th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, Oni played in 80 regular season games and logged 10 playoff appearances during his time with the Jazz. The 6’5” 2-way guard had a storied career as a Yale Bulldog, leaving the school 10th all-time in scoring and 4th all-time in three-point makes. Miye Oni was also a two-time All-Ivy League first-team member in 2018 and 2019.
A veteran of 44 EuroCup games, Jordan Taylor arrived in the British capital after having played for some of the most prestigious teams in the world, including Virtus Roma, Limoges, Galatasaray, and recently U-BT Cluj-Napoca. Taylor also played in 26 Euroleague games for LDLC ASVEL and won the 2016 German Cup with Alba Berlin, where he dished out 4 assists en route to victory. The Minnesota native played for the Wisconsin Badgers for four years in the NCAA and received several first and second-team selections. Most notably, the 6’1” 2-way point guard was named to the 2011 Big Ten All-Defensive team.
The Croatian big man Tomislav ‘Zuba’ Zubčić joins the London Lions after over 15 years spent in top European leagues. Following getting drafted by NBA’s Toronto Raptors in 2012 and a successful spell in NBA D-League, Tomislav came back to the old continent. Zuba spent the last season with Turkish Tofaş SK, averaging 12.8 points per game.
The versatile six-foot-five forward comes back to the London Lions for his third season with the team. Due to the last season being plagued by injuries JWH played in only four regular season games averaging 7.0 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. After a strong showing in BBL Play-offs, Josh is looking to come back with the same energy.
The Canadian shooting guard joins the Lions following a great season with the Hamilton Honey Badgers as they went on the win the Canadian Elite Basketball League. During the campaign he averaged 11 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist per game. He brings with him top flight European experience after spending time in France, Greece and Lithuania.
The six-foot-five forward Mo Soluade arrives after playing 10 seasons in Spain, having appeared in the EuroLeague for Unicaja Malaga in 2015. In his last campaign out with Leyma Coruna, Saluade averaged 7 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists.
The former NBA forward joins the London Lions following incredible spells in Turkey and the NBA. The Wisconsin Badgers alumni was drafted by the Houston Rockets, where he spent 2-years before spending time with the LA Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards. He brings significant top-flight European championship-winning experience, including his time with Bahcesehir, where he won the 2022 FIBA Europe Cup.
In his Lions debut back in September 2021, Zamoku made a statement by scoring 19 points and leading the COVID-hit Lions squad made of Lions NBL Division One academy players to a shocking win against BBL’s Surrey Scorchers.
The Team GB guard joins the London Lions after successful spells across Europes top leagues. In his previous campaign, he averaged 8.3 points, 4 assists and 1 rebound to drive a strong end to the season for Le Portel. Nelson recently played in Team GB's World Cup - European Qualifiers with a notable performance against a strong Latvian side.
The young point guard joins the London Lions after a spell with top flight Spanish side San Pablo Burgos. The Team GB international was the first first British player to win the Basketball Champions League in 2020. He has represented Team GB across all age levels and made his senior debut during the FIBA EuroBasket 2022 qualifiers.
The big Stanford Cardinal alumni joins the Lions following spells at top-flight European teams. In his last campaign with Trefl Sopot, Sharma averaged 12 points, 6 rebounds and an assist. Made his debut for the Great Britain national basketball team on Monday, 14th November 2022, against Lativa.
The British-Ugandan twenty-four-year-old big man Jonathan Komagum joins the London Lions for the 2022/23 season. Last season he averaged 5.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks at NCCA Division 1 Sacramento State. Komagum represented Uganda's national basketball team during the FIBA’s 2022 Window 4 World Cup Qualifiers, averaging 5.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals.
The high flying shooting guard joins the Lions following spells in Spain, Italy and France. The WVU alumni brings with him years of top flight European experience after campaigns with Turkish side Tofus Bursa and the Italian Umana Reyer Venezia.
Part of Lions NBL Division One team where he led the team in with 17.1 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 2.7 APG, 41.9% FG, 32.2% 3PG, 81% FT. Kaboza studied with Myerscough College and played for their basketball academy. He returned to play for Barking Abbey Division 1 team in London after a season in Iceland.
The NBA veteran joins the London Lions following a European spell with CSKA Moscow. Koufos has a long line of experience in the top flight, initially drafted by the Utah Jazz. He has spent time with some of the leagues biggest teams including the Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets, Memphis Grizzlies and the Sacremento Kings.
Leslie Vorpahl arrives in London following two years in Hungry, where last season, the San Antonio native played for DVTK Hun Therm in the FIBA EuroCup. Vorpahl graduated from Tulane University after a storied career for the Green Wave, becoming only the second player in Tulane University Women’s Basketball history to reach both 1,000 career points (1,255) and 500 career assists (558). She is one of just three players in the programme’s history to record more than 200 assists in a season, having dished out 201 assists in her senior year. In her last season in the NCAA, 2016-2017, Leslie Vorpahl was the recipient of the American Athletic Conference Sportsmanship Award and an ACC All-Conference 3rd Team selection.
Team GB's Commonwealth Games silver medalist is back with the London Lions this season fresh off her stellar 2021-22 campaign. Her strong performance in last year’s championship game was enough to seal the Lions WBBL Final victory at the O2 Arena. Beckford-Norton’s experience and poise makes the LSU product a valuable component to this year’s squad.
After her tenure with the Newham Youngbloods, Jenneh most recently played on Great Britain’s U16 Women’s European Championship, where she paced her squad averaging seven points per game and coming in second on her team in assists per game. She looks to soak up the knowledge and skillset of the Lions’ veterans as she returns for her second season with the first team.
Snytsina, a Belarusian National Team player, represented her country at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Most recently she played for Nesibe in Turkey where she averaged 9 points a game along with 3.6 assists.
With plenty of British basketball experience under her belt already, the three-time WBBL Young Player of the Year will provide the Lions with instant offensive firepower. After representing GB and England on numerous occasions, including All-Star Five honors in the 2019 FIBA U20 European Division B Championship, Winterburn tallied 958 points while playing for the Leicester Riders. Winterburn also spent a season at Oregon University, where she averaged 11.4 minutes over 28 games for the PAC-12 champions.
Having come through the junior GB programme while with Barking Abbey, Joseph is a regular in the senior national team where she has played alongside several of the Lions roster. Ole Miss graduate Joseph joined Lions from Hungarian side Ljibuda having also gained experience in Germany and Spain.
Swedish center Hersler averaged 14.6 points per game in the D1 Israeli league this past season, whilst averaging 18.8 points against EuroCup competition. The 6"3 Swede scored 9 points in her most recent cap for the Swedish National Team.
Before leaving the United Kingdom to play Division I basketball at the University of Maine, homegrown Chantel Charles attended Barking Abbey’s Basketball Academy where she thrived as a forward. After spending four seasons playing professionally in Spain for Batalyaws, Arxil Pontevedra and CBD Clarinos, Charles returns to the UK where she will become an important part of the Lions’ squad with her defensive presence.
The St. Albans native will look to absorb all the knowledge and prowess she can from her talented, experienced teammates this season as she attends Barking Abbey’s Basketball Academy. In 2019, the budding guard gained plenty of experience representing England on the U15 Women’s squad.
South Carolina stand out, Kiki Herbert-Harrigan was selected 6th in the first round of the WBNA 2020 draft. During her collegiate career she averaged 13.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game whilst shooting 43. 5% from 3pt range and 50.6% from the field.
A dominant center, Robinson is a battle-tested competitor who will see solid minutes this season for the Lions. Originally from London, she returns to the English capital after representing Great Britain at the U18, U20, and senior levels while also playing in American Division I competition as a member of the University of Florida’s squad. In Florida, she played in 49 games with 18 starts over two seasons, averaging 1.6 points and three rebounds per game to go along with 18 blocks.
High scoring point guard from the University of Kentucky who has become the only player in program history to finish their career with at least 1350 points, 280 steals and 450 assists. Last season, at Norrköping Dolphins, she averaged 15.4 points per game shooting 53.3% from the field.
The former Delaware Blue Hen completed her collegiate career averaging 13.1 points and pulling down 11.2 rebounds per game whilst helping her team to the first round of the NCAA tournament in 2022.
This dominant center spent four seasons playing Division I basketball in the US as a part of the University of Florida’s squad, where she made a name for herself becoming one of only three players to register over 200 blocks in program history. Stewart represented Great Britain at the 2012 London Olympic Games and England at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. After a brief retirement, Stewart joined the Leicester Riders for one season and was a member of FIBA’s first all-female commenting crew at the Women’s EuroBasket finals.