Cheshire and Worcester have both opted for rookie recruits from the USA.

Cheshire Phoenix have landed French small forward Sehill Mouliom out of Malone University.

After finishing at Vincennes, the 23-year-old attended Division III Malone where he averaged 13 points, 1.3 assists and 4.9 rebounds in his senior season.

“It feels great to sign to Cheshire Phoenix and I’m looking forward to a great season in a new environment for my rookie season,” said Mouliom.

“My cousin Karim played here [for Phoenix] even though he had a season ending injury and he told me how great the programme was and that I would be a great fit for this team and league.”

Worcester Wolves signed American guard Brandon Anderson out of Brown University.

The 6’1″ guard led his team in points, steals and minutes last season while averaging 17.7 points, 3.0 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game.

“Brandon is another exciting prospect whose profile in the Ivy League over the last four years has gone from strength to strength,” said Wolves head coach Matt Newby. “He has the ability to contribute significantly in several areas and has excellent versatility in terms of scoring and creating for others.

“He has all the hallmarks of a guard that will be very successful at this level. Brown University have an excellent reputation and Coach Mike Martin was extremely helpful in the recruitment process.

“I look forward to working with Brandon and helping his transition into the professional domain, where I am certain he will have a high impact.”

Lions capped out

Meanwhile the BBL has blocked London Lions from rotating Americans on and off their roster to help them manage the load of European competition.

A Hoopsfix report revealed that the British Basketball League’s clubs voted down a proposal for a late change to the rules to allow Lions to change their work permit players more than three times while staying within the maximum quota of five non-British players allowed.

Lions owner Vince Macaulay described the decision as “disappointing”, insisting he would now likely step back from plans to bring in additional foreign recruits for his forthcoming Basketball Champions League campaign, which would have remained subject to Home Office approval.

It is thought the belated nature of the idea of removing any limitations, after teams had begun planning and recruiting, doomed the concept.

“BBL clubs are supportive of each other and as such are keen to help each other where possible,” said a league statement.

“Unfortunately, on this occasion, the clubs did not feel able to support the proposed change put forward by the Lions.”


London Lions were understood to be among the loudest advocates against earlier proposals to reduce the BBL’s salary cap for the 2020-21 season to cope with the fallout from the coronavirus lockdown.

Elsewhere, Manchester Giants have brought back Allie Fullah on a one-year deal.

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