Leicester Riders have concluded a deal for American guard Jonah Mathews.

He arrives following four years at USC averaging 13.4 pts in the PAC-12 during the 2019-20 season.
Although the season finished abruptly due to Covid-19, his last appearance for USC on Senior Day saw him become USC’s all-time leader in threes.
In the same game Mathews took a game-winning three with two seconds remaining for a 54-52 victory over UCLA, the result is the first regular-season sweep over their rivals since the 2015-16 season, and made the Trojans’ NCAA Tournament berth all but confirmed.
“I’m so excited to get out there and play for this program with a great coach and talented group of guys,” said Mathews. “I’m very excited to play in a different country along with an amazing fan base that the Riders bring to every game.”
“I just wanna get out there and work. I want to win another championship with this programme.”
Eagles dare for Gordon
Newcastle Eagles have added depth with Justin Gordon.
The high-flying athletic forward has previously played in Australia, Holland, Germany and Sweden.
Whilst listed as 6’6” he comes with a reputation of being able to play bigger than his size with his post-up and inside game enhanced by his athletic ability and fierce competitive all-round edge.
“I was excited to hear that the Eagles were interested in me, especially after I learned a little bit about their winning history and the club’s culture,” said Gordon.
“I believe the team plays an up-tempo style that I could excel in, a place I could use my skills to help the team as well as improve as a player in a respected league.”
Graduating from NCAA Division 1 Wofford University in 2016, the former Southern Conference man was part of the tournament winning ‘Terriers’ team in 2014 and 2015, including a regular season championship in the latter season.
His first professional outing was with Sandringham Sabres of the Australia’s SEABL-South in 2017.
Gordon followed up with a stellar year at Rotterdam Challengers of Holland’s Eredivisie in 2018-19 with the third best points per game in the league on 17.5 and second best in rebounds that season with 8.7.
Last season saw him start with PS Karlsruhe Lions of Germany’s ProA Division averaging 11.3ppg and 5.9rpg, before moving to KFUM Jamtland Basket of Sweden’s Basketligan in November, where he went on to average 15.0ppg and 4.7rpg over 24 games.
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