Blast from the Past: Ryan Zamroz

Zamroz  lays the ball in for the Riders. Image: Ville Vuorinen

Zamroz lays the ball in for the Riders. Image: Ville Vuorinen

Ryan Zamroz had an impressive season with Leicester Riders in 2010-11 and believes his time in the BBL was a good platform for bigger things in Europe.

The 26 year-old averaged 18.4 points per game with the Riders and has gone on to excel in spells in Sweden and France since.

“I enjoyed my time with Leicester. Although I had played a season in Australia, the UK was my first introduction to Pro basketball in Europe and helped establish my career here.

“The UK is a beautiful place with a lot to see and playing with Leicester allowed me to see and experience it.  Not to mention meeting some great people there in Leicester as well!” Zamroz added.

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George aiming to develop British talent

Leading the way: George giving some advice. Image- ©Jack Hinds Photography

Advice: George talking at a recent session.     Image- ©Jack Hinds Photography

Experienced GB international Nick George is providing a high-level fitness programme in order to share his professional knowledge with aspiring British athletes.

George said: “I want to develop British talent at all levels especially grass roots. The fitness side of our program is targeted towards athletes and people who are passionate about being in optimum shape.”

The 30 year-old has been pleased with how the NG Pro Performance workouts have begun and is looking to use his passion to take the programme forward.

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Creekmore strengthens Wolves’ will to win

Creekmore joining the Wolfpack for 2013-14

Creekmore joining the Wolfpack for 2013-14

Worcester Wolves have confirmed the signing of American centre Will Creekmore and their new recruit is looking forward to a new challenge.

“I’m extremely excited about playing with the Wolves this season. The BBL is a competitive league in a great country and I’m excited to help the team compete for a title,” Creekmore said.

The 24 year-old becomes head-coach Paul James‘ 4th new signing and is delighted to have a chance to shine with Worcester.

He said: “The BBL is an up and coming league and I think that it’s well on its way to being one of the top leagues in Europe.

“The chance to be a key contributor on a team that has the pieces to play at a very high level was really attractive to me and I think that Coach James and I are definitely on the same page about doing what it takes to win.”

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Blast from the Past: Steve Dagostino

Number 1: Dagostino with the BBL Cup in 2011. Image: Rob McPherson

MVP: Dagostino with the BBL Cup in 2011.(Image: Rob McPherson-MPhotography.co.uk)

Steve Dagostino describes his time with the Sheffield Sharks as ‘one of the greatest experiences in his professional career’ and the point guard will be most remembered for his scintillating display in the 2011 BBL Cup Final.

“For me the CUP was amazing.  As a team we couldn’t have played a better game and my confidence was sky high that day,” admitted Dagostino, who poured in 35 points on 8-10 shooting from downtown to earn the MVP award.

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Wizards’ Pay-Wall

John-Wall

Wizz-Kid: Wall commits his future to Washington

John Wall has signed a contract extension with the Washington Wizards worth a reported $80 million over 5 years to cement his status as the franchise player in DC.

The #1 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft has been described as the ‘cornerstone’ of the team by Wizards’ owner Ted Leonsis as they look to build their team around their 22 year-old star.

Wall is yet to play in more than 70 games in a season after last season’s campaign was hampered by a knee injury which forced him to miss the first 33 games of the season.

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