Leo Lyons (basketball)
Lyons with the Hapoel Jerusalem
|No. 8 – Chiba Jets Funabashi|
May 6, 1987 |
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school||Piper (Kansas City, Kansas)
(Virginia Beach, Virginia)
|NBA draft||2009 / Undrafted|
|2010||Hapoel Gilboa Galil|
|2014–2015||Seoul Samsung Thunders|
|2015–2016||Ulsan Mobis Phoebus|
|2016–2017||Jeonju KCC Egis|
|2017||Akita Northern Happinets|
|2017–present||Chiba Jets Funabashi|
|Career highlights and awards|
Leo Lyons (born May 6, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for Chiba Jets Funabashi of the B.League. Lyons was born in Topeka, Kansas, and went to high school at Coastal Christian Academy and Piper High School. At both of these high schools, he excelled on the basketball teams. He went to the University of Missouri for college and played three seasons of basketball before going undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft.
High school career
As a junior at Piper High School in Kansas City, Kansas, Lyons averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds per game while earning second-team all-state honors. Lyons transferred to Coastal Christian Academy in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he averaged 21 points and 8 rebounds per game.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|Leo (Criswell) Lyons
|Topeka/Ks||Coastal Christian Academy||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)||200 lb (91 kg)||Aug 20, 2007|
|Recruiting star ratings: Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A|
Lyons played four years for the University of Missouri. After his junior season, where he averaged 13.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, Lyons was named to the Big 12 All-Improved team. As a senior, Lyons earned third team All Big 12 honors, averaging 14.6 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.
Lyons played the 2009-2010 season with Israeli basketball team, Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem. He played thirty-seven games with Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem, averaging seven points and one assist in eighteen minutes per game. For the first half of the 2010-2011 season, he played for Altshuler Saham Galil Gilboa, another Israeli team. Through eleven games with Altshuler Saham Galil Gilboa, Lyons averaged five points in fifteen minutes. Lyons signed with the Austin Toros in early 2011.
During the 2010-2011 season, Lyons started 27 games for the Toros, averaging 14.9 points and 6 rebounds per game.
In August 2013, he signed a contract with Pınar Karşıyaka of the Turkish Basketball League. He left them in January 2014, and signed with Nizhny Novgorod. He parted ways with Nizhny on May 6, 2014.
In February 2017 he signed with Akita Northern Happinets of the Japanese B.League. He re-signed with the Happinets on May 29. But he officially announced his retirement as a professional basketball player on July 31, 2017. Because there is no "retirement regulations" of the B.League, he came terms with the Chiba Jets Funabashi on November 29.
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