Leicester Riders opened their preseason earlier this week in preparation for the BBL season building towards taking on USA Select and top European Competition in Okapi Aalstar and Rio Natura Monbus later in September.
Coach Paternostro shared his thoughts on the opening week of practice.
“It’s been great to be back on the practice floor, I have really missed it, we have had some good practices, the guys are working hard and playing with a lot of enthusiasm.”
“It’s been great to be back on the practice floor, I have really missed it.” – Paternostro on opening practices
“I have been very impressed with our young players, they were here all summer working on their game. Jamell, Conner , Levi, and Harrison are developing every day and its been nice to see that translate out on the practice floor.”
“We have a lot of new faces this season so it will be important that our guys get familiar with each other both on and off the floor as soon as possible.”
The Riders will take on USA Select on September 13th and 14th to as they continue preparations ahead of the 2014/15 BBL Season.
Coach Paternostro is looking forward to the event and is sure his team will be too.
“It’s always great to put on the uniform and play in front of the fans for the first time, I’m sure our guys will be pumped up and eager to take the floor, I know I’m looking forward to it.”
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