With the new season just over a month away, the Scotts Lakers are assembling a new-look squad which they hope can challenge for top honours in Division 1 of the 2019/20 Irish National League.

Newly appointed manager Shane McCarthy has been working tirelessly during the off-season as St Paul’s Killarney (represented by the Scotts Lakers at National League level) have looked to replace outgoing foreign players Seán O’Brien, Papito Hersisia and Dailian Mason.

McCarthy recently returned from a recruitment assignment in the United States and the Cork native didn’t come home empty-handed as Aaron Jackson, a 6’6” guard from Gahanna, Ohio, has been unveiled as the club’s marquee summer signing.

Jackson played Division 1 college ball for Akron before transferring to fellow D1 school East Carolina University in the summer of 2017. He was subsequently selected second overall by the Kitchener-Waterloo Titans in the 2018 Canadian NBL entry draft.

The 24-year-old is a strong, versatile guard who can shoot the ball and he is sure to be a key player for the Lakers throughout the coming season, which tips off in September.

The club have also lined up two exciting Bosman (European) signings which are expected to be announced in the next couple of weeks.

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Pic: ECU Pirates.