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Christie, Spinks & Durgerian New Academy Additions for BA Lions WBBL Squad

Date: 27th September 2017   •   Category: Latest News, WBBL

BA London Lions have announced the signings of top junior prospects Loren Christie, Macy Spinks, and Flora Durgerian for the 2017-18 WBBL season.

It continues the programme’s tradition of using their WBBL squad to develop junior talent, and Head Coach Mark Clark is excited about this crop.

“We’re extremely pleased to bring in these three for the coming season,” Clark said. “They’re all very talented and I have no doubt will all become instrumental parts of the squad.”

6’2” Loren Christie, a Great Britain Under-16, averaged a near double-double at this summer’s European Championships and joins BA from Oaklands.

“I believe Loren to be the best player of her generation and we believe we can help Loren to fulfill her potential, from day one,” Clark commented.

“She offers us quality from both the inside and outside, and has already demonstrated her ability to contribute in the WBBL.

5’10” Flora Durgerian joins from Sevenoaks Suns, where she represented the Great Britain Under-18s this summer in Dublin. Her best outing was an 11 point, 9 rebound, 3 assist, 3 steal outing against Macedonia.

“She will bring us athleticism up and down the floor, and is already showing signs of developing during pre season.,” Clark said.

Meanwhile, Durgerian is also looking forward to the challenge.

“I’m really looking forward to this season at Barking Abbey,” she enthused.

“I’ve enjoyed our pre season trip as it has given me a taste of what’s to come, and has made me even more excited to have a different role in a team than I have had previously. I’m adamant that we can be really successful throughout different leagues.”

Macy Spinks also joins BA from Oaklands, and was named to the Great Britain Under-18 long list this summer.

Clark added:

“I’m really excited for Macy to join us she offers us great floor leader ship and has a desire to get better, which are two attributes that we encourage all BA students to have.”