King’s Lynn Fury promote big man Arentas

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King’s Lynn Fury Basketball Club have announced that they have signed big Lithuanian forward Arentas Jasiunas to the Senior NBL squad.

The 6ft 5in Jasiunas has lived in Lynn for the past five years and represented the Fury in local and area competition.

He so impressed last season that head coach James Bamfield made his signing a high priority during this off-season.

Bamfield said: “Arentas made an major impact with the development sides with his aggressive style of play.

“He often led the young squad in scoring and rebounding while taking on the challenge to guard many of the opposition’s top scorers.

“This mentality will bode well as he steps up into NBL competition.

“He is also a really good character and I know he loves being part of Fury.

“It’s great to be able to give local guys a shot at competing on a national stage.”

Jasiunas said: “I’m looking forward to playing in NBL, this is the highest level I have played at.

“I like our team and this club as the players are like brothers.”