Leo Lyons to play for Karsiyaka

Leo Lyons

Leo Lyons (206 cm, Missouri’09) will get a taste of Turkish basketball this 2013-14 as he joins Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir. Lyons is slated to reinforce the club’s frontcourt this coming season.

Lyons spent the 2012-13 season playing for Budivelnyk Kyiv from Ukraine’s Superleague. Leo logged 16 games in the Eurocup and averaged 14.6 ppg and 7.3 rpg, helping his team reach as far as the semifinals in 2013. In 53 games in the Ukrainian league he hit averages of 16.1 ppg and 6.9 rpg. Leo made an impact in aiding his club nab the Ukrainian Superleague Championship in 2013.

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