EJ HarrisonEJ Harrison has become Vince Macaulay's first addition to his Milton Keynes Lions roster ahead of the 2009/10 season.

The 6'2"American point guard joins from the Guildford Heat where he won the BBL Trophy and BBL Playoff Championship as the team's leader in 2008. This past season he averaged 16 points 4 assists and 4 rebounds whilst shooting 42% from the three point line.

Harrison was voted MVP of the Heat's BBL Trophy win and brings a veteran leadership to the Lions. A graduate of Connecticut University the affable guard also played for the Teeside Mohawks and Reading Rockets before breaking into the BBL.
EJ Harrison with the trophy (courtesy of www.bbl.org.uk)Lions' Head Coach Vince Macaulay commented, "I am delighted to be able to acquire EJ, he brings a bit of size to the point guard position but can also play the 2 spot which will allow us to find more playing time for Eddie Morrison who is a real prospect at guard for the long term future."

Harrison led the Heat in steals as well as assists last season and looks a good fit for the Lions system. He also played for the Heat in their European campaign in the ULEB cup in 2008 against some of the top teams in Europe; at this level of competition he averaged 15 points per outing and 4 assists. Macaulay continued, "EJ is a great closer, in all the battles we have had with the Heat in the past two season he has been instrumental in closing the games out for his side, I look forward to seeing him do that in a Lions vest.
The Lions look to announce more signings shortly as negotiations continue with the quartet of Mike New, Yorick Williams Dru Spinks and Robert Youngblood. The Bletchley based outfit will open the 2009/10 season at the Bletchley Leisure Centre before moving to their new home around Christmas time. Fixtures are due out towards the end of June.

Source: www.bbl.org.uk