Leicester Riders have added Whitney Allen and Georgia Elliott-King to the roster for the upcoming season as the Trophy is set to get underway this weekend.
Allen and Elliott-King were both a part of the Charnwood College Riders programme before heading out to the US to play and study, graduating and now re-joining the programme at the WBBL level.
Whiney Allen returns from Edinboro University to re-join basketball after a year out working within the Charnwood College Riders Acadmey programme she once attended whilst Georgia Elliott-King re-joins after graduating from Newberry College.
Head of the Women’s Programme at the Leicester Riders Krumesh Patel is pleased to see the duo back in the line up for the season.
“It is great to welcome back Whiney and Georgia to the court in a Riders jersey this season.
“The two were some of the first players to trust in our academy and set the foundations for many things then were able to move on an achieve success in the US whilst continuing their education.
We look forward to what they will bring on the court this year and hope that we will be able to welcome back former players again in the future.”
Be sure to follow the progress of the Riders Women through the season by following @WBBLOfficial and @RidersWomen ahead of opening weekend in Essex.