The Leicester Riders open the BBL season home to Manchester Giants this weekend, Saturday 27th at 7.30pm.
The Riders have had an intensive preseason camp including big wins against the USA Select following highly competitive games against Rio Natura Monbus before finally taking an overtime victory against EuroChallenge side Okapi Aalstar.
Head Coach Rob Paternostro is looking forward to the weekend and the excitement from all involved as the season begins.
“We are all excited about opening up the BBL season Saturday vs Manchester. As a player or coach you always look forward to the opening night of the season, it usually has a special buzz to it. We are anticipating a great atmosphere .
The preseason games gave us an opportunity to experiment with many different styles and lineups. I have been impressed with all of our roster , each and every one of them have played well and I know they are all eager to get an opportunity to contribute.”
Tickets selling fast for the Riders first home game against Manchester Giants following very successful preseason period for the Leicester side.
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