St. Catharines, ON – The Niagara River Lions are happy to announce the signing of guard 6 foot 3 guard, Jaylon Tate. A native of Illinois, Tate spent his collegiate basketball career playing for the University of Illinois where he accumulated 293 points, 304 assists, and 142 rebounds in 121 games spanning 2013-2017. “Jaylon is a full speed guard who is a create first player. He plays quick and under control, He attacks the basket relentlessly but if your open he’ll find you,” Continued Coach Raso, “Defense starts with ball pressure and Jaylon will be counted on to be our first line of defense.” Tate will join the River Lions for his first professional basketball season. “I can’t think of a better way to start my professional career other than playing for the Niagara River Lions. I’m really excited to learn from and play for a great coach and I look forward to helping the team to a winning season,” commented Tate. The River Lions are set to start training camp in less than a week in preparation for the Home Opener on November 18th versus the London Lightning. Single game tickets are available for purchase by visiting Ticketmaster.ca or calling 289-273-5905.