London Lions are excited to announce their game against Glasgow Rocks on Friday 16th March 7.30pm will now be taking place at the Brixton Recreation Centre in celebration of the home coming of their point guard Justin Robinson.
The Londoner played across Europe for six years after a stellar American college career at Rider University, also playing for GB at EuroBasket 2013, before returning to his home town last September to play for London Lions – the capital’s only premiership team.
Brixton Topcats alumni where learned the game under legendary coach, Jimmy Rogers, Robinson sees the chance to play in front of the Lions fans on a court where his pathway in basketball all started as a significant highlight of his career.
He said: “Playing at Brixton Rec on the 16th will be special for me. It’s where I started as a 9-year-old boy, a place that is still near to my heart. A family, my community, it really was everything to me growing up. It will be great to play in front of the kids and some old faces”.
Rogers is looking forward to seeing his protégé back at Brixton and added: “Of course Justin has never left because he is always here in the summers working camp speaking to the kids here, he’s an exceptional talent, great humility and it’s been a pleasure to coach him, his story is an inspiration to a lot of our youngsters. That Vincent will be coaching as well is icing on the cake, Brixton has done well for these young men as well as many boys and girls who have come through our club.”
Lions Coach, Vince Macaulay commented: “Jimmy is a father to me and kept me straight, I couldn’t have written a better script really than for us to go and play in the Rec, I owe everything I’ve done in basketball to him.”
This is a once in a life time opportunity to see Lions star player Justin Robinson play on his original home turf and fans are urged to buy their tickets as seating availability is limited.
Tickets for the game are still available at londonlionsbasketball.com
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