Anthony Rowe has announced that he will retire from professional basketball this summer due to injury.
Riders’ British forward Anthony Rowe has announce that he will retire from basketball this summer due to an ongoing injury following four seasons and multiple Championships with the Leicester Riders Basketball Club.
“I’ve been trying to avoid this decision for quite some time now.” Rowe commented. “Three knee surgeries later would suggest that I have escaped the grasps of retirement on several occasions. But now it’s finally time to accept it.”
“I am sad to leave the game that I love but am very excited for a new career. My mind is saying play another decade or two but my knees are saying no more!”
“I want to sincerely thank the Leicester Riders organisation for giving me good times and great memories. The BBL is progressing and the club is going in the right direction, I can’t think of a more desirable British team to play for right now.”
“It’s an exciting time for the Riders and that has made the decision to retire that much harder.”
Anthony Rowe will feature on July 9th in Barry Lamble’s testimonial game at the Leicester Sports Arena alongside his long-time friend and team mate.
“Barry retiring has actually helped me come to terms with my own decision.”
“He’s came to be one of my closest friends so it’ll be a please to play my last game at the Arena in his testimony.”
Rowe will look to move away from basketball in September following graduating from Loughborough University with a masters degree.
“In September I am set to graduate with a MSc in Business Management from Loughborough University School of Business & Economics. I am looking at exploring options away from the beautiful game of basketball however it will be weird not wearing long shorts to work everyday now though!”
Rowe will take to the court on July 9th at the Leicester Sports Arena as part of Barry Lamble’s Testimonial event where fans will get be able to give the pair a Riders send off.
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