Surrey Scorchers have captured Rashad Hassan one a one-year deal.

The veteran forward is the first signing of Creon Raftopoulos’ roster ahead of the new season.

Hassan, 30, averaged 18.5 points per game for the Plymouth Raiders last term,

The former London Lions and Leicester Riders star was also the league’s leading scorer in the 2018-19 campaign, pouring in 20.5 points per game.

“I have always admired the Surrey Scorchers as an organisation and I’m thrilled to be a part of the Scorchers community,” the American said.

“I can’t wait to get this season started and make this one to remember.”

Raftopoulos added: “The signing of Rashad highlights the direction that we are trying to take the club in by looking to get some experienced players on our roster.

“He wanted to be with us, and we wanted somebody that knows the league.

“I’m over the moon as a coach to have a talent like him, and hopefully things work out how we both want them to.

“We know from last season that defence has to be something we need to focus on.

“Having a veteran group that understand the importance of defence is crucial, and I’m hoping it will start with him as one of our big men – being the guy that can ignite our defence.”

Elsewhere, American guard Lamarr Kimble has signed for Worcester Wolves out of the University of Louisville.

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