Leicester Riders have landed American forward William Lee.

The former G-League prospect spent last season with German Pro A side Nurnberg Falcons and previously spent time at the University of Alabama.

Lee is Rob Paternostro’s seventh signing ahead of the new season.

“We are looking forward to working with William,” he said. “He is an exciting player who plays above the rim on both ends of the floor and is a guy our fans should enjoy watching play.

“He has the ability to impact the game on the defensive end. He moves his feet well, has good size and with a 7 foot 2 wing-span can change shots.

“We are excited about his shot blocking ability, he has always been an excellent shot blocker which we feel will be an important part of our defence.

“He is a skilled big on the offensive end, he uses his versatility to be effective. He can shoot from distance, score around the rim and put it down on the floor to make plays.”

Jordan Hangs On

Worcester Wolves are keeping Jordan Williams.

The British power forward averaged 14.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists as well as multiple double doubles in league and cup competition last season.

“I feel last season Jordan made a significant impact on the league and was a key component in our success,” said Wolves Head Coach Matt Newby. “Arguably, he was one of the best interiors in the league and is a match up problem for most teams when he was playing at his peak.

“He has the ability to stretch the floor, is very well rounded in pick and roll and can get the ball on the floor and create from the perimeter; when you couple this with a well-rounded interior game which has both power and finesse as well as a strong passing game, then there is the makings of a next level big.

“He requires more consistency in several areas, but I feel that with the right application he can really go up a gear in terms of output this season.

Elsewhere Newcastle Eagles signed forward Louis Sayers from Cheshire Phoenix.

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