Leicester Riders guard Deanne Hayward will return for a third season in the WBBL.
Scottish guard Dee Hayward will be in a Riders jersey once more next season under new head coach Krumesh Patel.
Hayward averaged 12 points per game as well as 4 rebounds and 2 assists las season helping the Riders to their best ever league finish as well as a spot in the WBBL Trophy Final in Glasgow.
“I’m really excited to be back and playing with my former teammates,” commented Hayward as she re-joins the team in pre-season. “We had a lot of success last season and we will definitely be looking to build on that under Krumesh, it’ll be a good year.”
Coach Krumesh Patel was pleased to see the rosters continuing to build with consistency in Hayward’s return!
“It’s always great to bring back a scoring threat in the guard position especially when it is someone that enjoys defending the ball so aggressively. Dee Hayward has been great for the Riders over the last two years and enjoys a good battle, so to see her re-join the program for a third year is a welcoming sight.”
“Dee’s ability to stretch the floor and her quickness will help us and the dynamic combination of Hayward and Smith will be another year season stronger so it’s exciting to see what will come this year.”
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