Conner Washington will return to the Leicester Riders for the 2018/19 British Basketball League and Basketball Champions League seasons.
Fan favourite Conner Washington is set to return to the Leicester Riders as the Coach Paternostro builds his team for the first European competition in over a decade for the BBL club.
The 26-year old Brit played six seasons with the club helping to secure 9 pieces of silverware in the British Basketball League. In his final season with the Riders, in 2016/17, Washington averaged 7.7 points per game, 3 rebounds and 3 assists in 20 minutes of play.
Washington played at Team FOG Naestved last season in Denmark in his first professional stint overseas averaging 8.8 points per game and 3.9 assists starting 19 out of his team’s 25 games in the top league in Denmark.
Head Coach Rob Paternostro is pleased to have the British guard and fan favourite back.
“His speed, shooting,and playmaking ability were very effective in his time with us.” – Paternostro on Washington.
“We are looking forward to seeing Conner back in a Riders Uniform next season. He was always a very popular player with everyone here. He won 9 trophies and was a key contributor to some great teams.
“His speed, shooting,and playmaking ability were very effective in his time with us.
“Defensively we are excited about adding Conner to our group, he brings talent, intelligence and toughness to the defensive end of the floor.
“He came to us at a young age and grew up here, he was part of our family for a long time, he understands everything about our club and has been in and produced in so many big games, so it will be fantastic to have him back with club.”
All eyes will turn to the Champions League draw tomorrow at 10am (LIVE on Facebook) as Riders will find out who they face in the opening round of the Basketball Champions League qualifiers.
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