The Leicester Riders have signed Great British forward Jamell Anderson to a brand new deal that will see him return to the club for the 2015-16 season.
Nottingham born Anderson will return to the Riders for a fifth season with the club following a superb year for the BBL Championship runners-up.
Jamell Anderson who has represented both England and Great Britain on the international stage, joined the programme in 2011 following a two season stint with the Essex Pirates, the 6’8″ Anderson opting to combine his basketball development with education studies at Loughborough College & University.
Anderson engaging fully in the Loughborough Basketball Programme, helping lift the programme to the BUCS Final in 2014 as well as becoming a regular to Coach Paternostro’s starting lineup for the Riders before graduating that same summer.
Since graduating Loughborough, Anderson has excelled on the court, becoming the Riders most versatile and effective defender as well as providing a scoring threat with his athlete style of play and productive outside shooting numbers.
Anderson averaged 7.5 points per game whilst shooting over 50% from the field and 39.6% from behind the three point line to of along with 4.4 rebounds.
“It’s been an incredible few years playing with the Riders,” said Jamell. “I am excited about putting pen to paper for the club again. I love working with Coach Rob and he was a big factor in my decision to stay for another season.”
“It will be another progressive year for the club with the new Arena and the nucleus of the side staying together. We’ve only just finished for the season and I’m looking forward to it already!”
For exclusive coverage of the signing check out the Leicester Mercury tomorrow (Tuesday 19th) morning and you can ask Jamell your questions in an exclusive live Q&A on his facebook fans page at 6pm this evening (Monday 18th May) and Jamell will be live on BBC Radio Leicester tomorrow night between 6pm and 7pm.