Leicester Riders will take on a touring USA Select side on Saturday night in the second game of their pre-season at the Morningside Arena at 7:30pm.
The Select team comprises new graduates from US universities who are looking to pick up their first professional contract, and the team tours the British isles and Europe throughout September.
Riders won their opening fixture last week against Swedish side Nassjo but the Americans will prove a different challenge, with a very athletic line-up, and a big squad which will fully test the Riders bench.
Riders Head Coach Rob Paternostro is looking forward to the traditional fixture with the Americans,
“We look forward to this game every season, as a good test for our new squad. We have had significant changes in the off-season, and getting the right balance of play from our new recruits for the new season is important.”
“The game against USA Select is always a good work-out, because these touring guys are keen to showcase their skills.”