YorickWilliamsTHE wait is over – the Giants launch their 2013/14 BBL campaign in the capital at the Copper Box tonight.

The Giants take on London Lions in a rematch of their final game of last season.

Coach Jeff Jones has added some new faces and is keen to build on the promising start of last season’s return to the league.

“It was successful in the sense of it was good to have a Manchester team back in the BBL,” said Jones.

Having just missed out on the play-offs, Jones is hoping his new additions, who include veteran guard Yorick Williams and young forward Rob Marsden, can help make a difference.

“Yorick’s a winner,” said Jones. “He’s extremely competitive and he’s got an edge to him.

“Marsden’s probably what we missed a little bit last year. He’s blue collar and he gets on with it. He’s a good kid and he works hard, and that’s what we want.”

Jones has also added point guard Keith Page, Spanish forward Iker Amuchastegui and Italian guard Papis Samb.