Leicester Riders have signed 6’4″ American guard Eric Robertson from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga ahead of the 2016/17 BBL season.
Eric Robertson joins the Leicester Riders following four positive seasons on and off the court at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Robertson averaged 8.6 points per game in 26 minutes of action whilst shooting an impressive 40% from the three-point line in his final season with the Chattanooga Mocs whilst helping them to the most wins in school history. Robertson also finished third all-time in Chattanooga history in three-point shots made over his time with 191.
Robertson also achieved many academic honours during his time at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga including graduating sixth in his class of over 150 students this summer.
The Huntsville, Alabama native will join the Riders roster in August as well as taking aim in the class room to continue his education at Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics in their postgraduate programme.
“I am extremely excited and feeling really blessed about the signing” Robertson commented. “I think that this will be a perfect fit for me. I am really thankful for this opportunity and fell that God really has put me in a great spot.
“My time at Chattanooga was a blast. From freshman year all the way to my last game we improved as a team and as individuals. I saw myself grow in unselfishness and love for my teammates which was able to reach an all-time high my last season as we had a historical season winning the most games in Chattanooga History and making it to the big dance!”
Robertson was also very pleased about the possibility to continue his education at Loughborough University.
“I didn’t even know something like this existed. I was planning on continuing my education if basketball didn’t work out. I decided to wait out the basketball opportunity and the Lord provided a place for me on the team with you guys. And the fact that I will be able to study also is like icing on the cake. It is truly beyond anything I could ever ask for or think of.
“My summer is going good. It has been a long hard summer full of training aimed at getting myself prepared for the upcoming season. I’m fully motivated and excited to continue preparing for the upcoming season with the Riders.”
Eric Robertson is expected to join the team in preseason later in August as they prepare for games against USA Select as well as Rio Natura Monbus and Crelan Okapi Aalstar in the R3 Tournament on Sept 9th-11th at the Leicester Sports Arena.
Full preseason and season fixtures are available at leicesterriders.co.uk/schedule