Christie, Spinks and Durgerian are exciting Academy additions for BA Lions 

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.”

The 6ft 2in Christie is a Great Britain Under-16 and 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,” added Clark.

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

Meanwhile 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 declared.

The player herself is relishing the challenge ahead and enthused: “I’m really looking forward to this season at Barking Abbey.

“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.

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

“I’m really excited for Macy to join us since 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,” concluded Clark.