Three players from England have joined the Sunlive Basketball Academy for the 2018-19 season. Pierce Maslen, Wesley Oba and Zak-Blue Shagourie will complete a ‘Prep Year’ with SBA as well as playing for Sangalhos Desporto Clube in Campeonato Nacional 1st Divisão, the third tier of Portuguese Basketball.
Pierce Maslen, a 6’1” Point Guard from Essex, England joins SBA from Barking Abbey Basketball Academy in London, a program with a rich history of player development. At Barking Abbey Pierce played in the Elite Academy Basketball League (EABL), helping Barking Abbey to back to back National titles in 2017 & 2018. He also played for Kent Crusaders in the National Basketball League Division 1 and represented England u16 at he European Championships in 2016. Speaking about joining SBA Pierce said; “I’m really happy to join the Sunlive Basketball Academy and I’m enjoying the experience so far. I’m looking forward to an exciting year ahead.”