New Glasgow Rocks coach Tony Garbelotto has landed his number one summer target after signing up Great Britain forward Ali Fraser on a two-year deal.

The 24-year-old arrives from German Pro A outfit Erdgas Ehingen where he averaged 10.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game.

And it marks a return to the Emirates Arena for the Scot who played a single game for Glasgow in 2014 before injury ended his season.

“I am really looking forward to the next two seasons with the Rocks and I am excited to work with the new coach and owner,” he said. “This seemed like the perfect time to come home to play with the Rocks especially with them setting up a new partnership with the University of the West of Scotland.

“This will give me the opportunity to complete my Masters degree while playing in front of family and friends who have not been able to see as many games while I have been playing abroad. And I’m looking forward to what will, hopefully, be a successful couple of years on and off court.”

With Kieron Achara, Gareth Murray and Jonny Bunyan already agreeing fresh deals, it gives the BBL outfit one of the strongest domestic cores in the league before Garbelotto begins assembling his import contingent. And it fulfils new owner Duncan Smillie’s pledge to assemble Scotland’s top players together on home soil.
“I met Ali a couple of months ago and he made it clear he wanted to be here, in his own words he had unfinished business at the Rock’ and the fans hadn’t seen the best of him when he was here previously. Ali is an outstanding player and I’m sure he’ll be one of the best British players in the BBL next season, I’m very excited he’s joining our revolution.”

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