Riders to face USA Select in Pre-Season

Category: News
Author: RidersMedia
Date: 24th June, 2018

Leicester Riders will take on a touring USA Select side as part of the pre-season preparations for the new BBL Season with tickets now on sale for the game.

The game will take place on Saturday, 1st September 2018, at the Morningside Arena (7:30pm).

CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets for the match up in September.

The Select team comprises new graduates from US universities who are looking to pick up their first professional contract, and tour the British isles and Europe throughout September.

Riders have played them early in their preparations for the new season for the last half dozen seasons, and often use the game to trial potential new signings.

The remainder of the Riders pre-season schedule, as they look to retain their three titles, will depend partly of Rider’s decision about whether to play in the European Champions League, but will likely include a short overseas tour.

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 are losing a few key guys this season, and getting the right balance of new recruits for next season is important.”

“The game against USA Select is always a good work-out, because these touring guys are keen to showcase their skills.”

“So it will be a fast, up and down game, and a good test for our new guys.”

Tickets for the game against the USA Select side are now available on the Riders website at www.leicesterriders.co.uk.

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