Basketball: Kings gain Ukraine

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The Independent Online
GUILDFORD KINGS, who represent England in next season's European Clubs' Championship despite losing the League title to Worthing Bears, have been drawn against the Ukrainian champions, IPS Budivelnik Kiev, in the first round, writes Duncan Hooper.

The Kings finished only fourth in Division One of the Carlsberg League after their worst season in five years, but were nominated by the English Basket Ball Association after Worthing said they could not afford to compete. Should Guildford beat Kiev their next opponents would be Hapoel Galil Elyon, who were runners- up in the Israeli League but won the play-offs. Last season Galil reached the last four of the European Cup.

Guildford are still recruiting players, but co-owner Barry Dow said they will be re-signing the American Lorenzo Duncan.