Basketball


Leicester Riders entertained their home fans as they made it two wins from two with a comfortable 79-59 victory against Bristol Flyers in the BBL Championship. The defending champions recovered from a slow start as the defence took over to set the platform for a 20-point success. Bristol led by three after ten minutes, but …

Plymouth Raiders added six-foot-one Croatian Nick Tomsick to their roster ahead of their opening British Basketball League fixture against West Country rivals Bristol Flyers last night, which the Bristol club won 87-75. The 26-year-old guard attended Fort Lewis College in Colorado, USA and averaged an impressive 20.4 points per game in his senior year, making …

Plymouth Raiders have added Denzel Ubiaro, Matthew Broderick and Stephen Gordon to their BBL playing squad after successful trial periods. The 26-year-old Gordon was born and raised in Plymouth and a product of former Raiders’ assistant coach, Matt Hatchell. Having played at National League level with the Tamar Valley Cannons and Plymouth Marjons, he has …

Bristol Flyers have captured the signature of British American guard Chris Taylor ahead of the 2017-18 British Basketball League season, which gets underway on Friday. Taylor steps up to the BBL following a two-year spell in NBL Division One with the Derby Trailblazers, where he averaged 12.5 points per game, whilst leading the League in …

Plymouth Raiders announced the release of Dutch forward centre Craig Osaikhwuwuomwan due to medical grounds. During a medical assessment, an issue in his knee became apparent. Assessed by physio staff at Plymouth Marjon University, the prognosis was not optimistic. Plymouth Raiders made the difficult decision to allow Craig to head home to start his rehabilitation. …

Plymouth Raiders’ roster for the new season is now complete after head coach Gavin Love added new signings Brandon Penn and Zak Wells to his team. Six-foot-seven forward Penn is a former graduate of NCAA Division 1 College, Rider, where, in his senior year, he averaged 11.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Penn turned …

PLYMOUTH Raiders have turned to the Baltics for their latest signing with the capture of six-foot-eight Estonian forward Joonas Jarvelainen from TTU KK in the Estonian KML. Originally from Paide, Jarvelainen had an impressive season with his former club, averaging 17 points per game – the third highest in the League – and he was …

BRISTOL Flyers have confirmed Jordan Nicholls has returned to the club for his second year in the BBL. The six-foot-one guard joined the Flyers midway through last season, having previous experience in NBL Division One with Reading Rockets and Solent Kestrels. The 23-year-old, was also a product of the Loughborough University basketball programme. ‘I’m really …