WOLVES LURE AMERICAN ROOKIE PAIR

Worcester Wolves have signed American shooting guard Tommy Freeman on a one-year deal along with compatriot Richie Gordon.

6’5″ Freeman has just completed his university career at the University of Ohio where he set a school record for made three-pointers.

“Every kid dreams about playing for the high school team and then the D1 level and I did that,” Freeman told The Star Press.

“Now I get to play professionally. That’s a dream not too many basketball players get to experience. It’s definitely an exciting time for me and my family.”

Gordon averaged 10.2 points and 5.7 rebounds for Western Carolina University in his senior year.

“I certainly see Richie as a really good addition to the Wolves,” said Paul James.

“He will be our main man in the middle at the centre position. He can play close to the basket, but has the versatility and athleticism to step outside when he is required to. Like Tommy this will be his first year out of college, and they are both very eager to pit their talents against the best the BBL has to offer.

Justin Robbins will not return, confirmed James, who is hinting a wholesale changes among his imports.

“I don’t think I’ve ever been worried about starting over with a team. I really feel that last season’s team did not perform to its potential. On reflection I see the possible reasons why. Now is the time for me to mix things up and try and get a better balance of players who are hungry and want to be a part of the Wolves programme.”

The double swoop comes days after Worcester confirmed the return of two of last season’s squad, Manchester-born guard Callum Jones Lithuanian forward Alex Zimnickas.

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