Jamell Anderson has signed a new one-year deal at Leicester Riders.

The Great Britain forward, who turned 30 this week, has spent seven seasons at the club after making his Riders debut back in the 2011-12 season.

Since then, he has racked up 274 appearances and seven trophies there amid stints overseas and at Cheshire Phoenix.

“We are thrilled to have Jamell back for another season,” said Leicester head coach Rob Paternostro.

“He is a guy who does whatever a team needs to win.

“I thought he played very well last season, defensively his commitment and ability is a valuable tool for any group and his length, speed and size makes him an elite defender in this league.

“He shot the ball well last season and offensively was very efficient, he is a player who puts the work in and you can see how his game develops every season.”

Anderson shot a 2 point percentage of 68.0 last season, third highest in the BBL. He was also amongst the league’s leaders for field goal percentage.

“I have a lot of respect for Coach Rob,” he said. “I love playing for him as he understands my game and knows how to get the best out of me. We’ve had seven seasons together so far and I’m excited to be making it number eight next season.”

Elsewhere, Anderson’s GB colleague Ryan Richards has signed for Belgian side Brussels for next season. He completed last term with Plymouth Raiders.

While Manchester Giants announced Callum Jones, James Jones and Ingus Bankevics will not return to the club.

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