Sam Dekker, former Sheboygan Lutheran and UW standout, signs with London Lions basketball team

The Green Bay Packers won't be Wisconsin's only sporting interest in London in 2022.
Sam Dekker, a former standout at Sheboygan Lutheran High School and the University of Wisconsin, signed with the London Lions Sunday morning, according to Twitter.
Former Wisconsin Badger and NBA player Sam Dekker signed with the London Lions on Sunday.
"IT IS OFFICIAL! @dekker We are delighted to confirm the signing of talented forward with NBA and EuroCup experience - Sam Dekker! #wearelondon #londonlions #samdekker #BritishBasketball,” the team tweeted.
Drafted 18th overall by the Houston Rockets in 2015, Dekker spent four seasons in the NBA while playing for Houston, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Washington Wizards and the Toronto Raptors. He has also spent four seasons abroad.
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He was released by the Raptors early last season and returned overseas to Turkey, where he played for ING Basketbol Süper Ligi's Bahçeşehir Koleji.
More: Twitter reacts to the birth of Sam Dekker and Olivia Harlan Dekker's son Harlan Wolf Dekker
The London Lions compete in the British Basketball League, the top flight in British basketball. The team most recently competed in the FIBA ​​Europe Cup, which was won by Dekker's Turkish team last season.
Shortly after the team announced their signing, Dekker tweeted.
"Next stop, London #Year8. @EuroCup. @BBLofficial,” Dekker tweeted.
It's been a busy summer for Dekker and his wife Olivia Harlan Dekker as son Harlan Wolf Dekker was born in early May.
Dekker recently took his son to a practice session at Sheboygan Lutheran, where he won the first WIAA boys' basketball title in program history in 2012.
Contact Tom Dombeck at 920-686-2965 or tdombeck@htrnews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Tom_Dombeck.
This article originally appeared in Sheboygan Press: Sheboygan Sam Dekker signs with London Lions basketball team
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