Gavin Love has made Chez Marks his top priority as he looks to strengthen Plymouth Raiders challenge for the new season.

The second-year playcaller, who has recently returned from a summer league stint in Spain, has played down reports in the United States linking the Devon outfit with Cheshire centre Matt Schneck.

And he admits his interest has cooled in rookie point guard Taylor Witt who has also been placed in the frame with the Raiders.

“Taylor Witt’s a name that came up early on in the summer but he’s not someone we’ll be looking at,” Love revealed.

“Chez Marks is definitely on our list and I’m talking to him, along with another couple of guards who we’re very interested in.”


Moses baskets in France

Glasgow Rocks guard Moses Mubarak has quit the club to sign for French Pro B side Denain.

And the Frenchman is set to be joined at the Kelvin Hall exit door by Scotland international Scott Russell.

The playmaker, who is the Rocks longest serving player, has failed to agree a deal for next season and could now become a target for BBL newcomers Durham Wildcats.

“I’m looking at other opportunities, both in the BBL and overseas,” Russell confirmed.

Worcester get the Blue

Worcester Wolves have signed former Worthing Thunder point guard Sherrad Prezzie-Blue.

Last year, the American led Worthing in scoring, assists, steals and minutes played, averaging 18.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.9 apg and 1.8 spg, but will now be part of Paul James’ revamped line-up.

“I’m really looking forward to playing for Coach James and the Worcester Wolves,” said Prezzie-Blue. “Coach James is so well respected around the league, and I know that I’m going to fit into the style of ball that they play. I’m planning on giving 110% every day and making an immediate positive impact.”


Eagles, Wildcats get early debuts

Newcastle Eagles and Durham Wildcats will play Team USA Select in pre-season friendlies on September 12 and 13 at Sports Central.

The sides are also due to meet in the BBL newcomer’s league opener.

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