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Keith can’t wait

Milton Keynes LionsKeith Darden is delighted to become Coach Michael New’s fourth new addition to his Milton Keynes Lions roster ahead of the 2010/11 season.

The 6’10″American forward takes up his first professional position after a successful career at the University of Livingstone in the NCAA Division II. At Livingstone Darden built a reputation based on his amazing athleticism and quickness

At 6’10” Darden can play multiple positions on the floor and his athleticism allows him to guard smaller players whilst also blocking shots.

Lions’ Head Coach Michael New commented, “we wanted to get more athletic this season Keith has had a tremendous summer being a standout player at the Eurobasket Summer Leagues I think that Keith will be a game changer, without having to have the ball in his hands. He will be one of our anchors on defence, he is a fantastic rebounder and he will always be one of the fastest players on court, we are very excited to have him playing alongside Travis.”

Over the last two seasons Darden has averaged 6 points and 5 rebounds a game whilst averaging 20 minutes a game, and has been shooting 45% from the field. “I am excited to get this opportunity of professional basketball” commented Keith, ” I want to get over to the UK and help the Lions be even more successful” Lions owner Vince Macaulay added, “This is a difficult time right now dealing with the various venue issues we have but the players have been a breath of fresh air and all Lions fans should be really excited about this group and we have more names to announce later this week”

Darden joins Stefan Gill, Kris Clark and Travis Nelson on this year’s much changed roster.

The Lion’s will play Team USA Select in a friendly game on Sunday the 12th of September, tip off 1pm at Stantonbury Campus, tickets for this game are available online at £5 for adults and £4 for children. The first BBL home game of the season will be on Sunday the 26th of September when the visitors are the Leicester Riders, that game will take place at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.

Ticket Information is available via the contact details below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Milton Keynes Lions – 01908 512217
Milton Keynes Lions Official Website – mklions.com

Source: www.bbl.org.uk

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