Trayvonn Wright is joining Surrey Scorchers.

The American forward, 28, moves north from Solent Kestrels whom he helped on their extraordinary run to last season’s BBL Trophy final.

Wright previously landed five domestic trophies with the Leicester Riders across four seasons and has also spent time in Austria.

Surrey head coach Creon Raftopoulos, whose son Caylin re-signed earlier this week, said: “I’ve known TrayVonn for a little while now, he’s been around us for two seasons.

“He’s very smooth and he’s a coaches player, he will stick to the role you ask him to play. He is the type of selfless player a coach loves to have.

“Speaking to him, one of the first things he said to me is that as a team we need to focus on defence.

“TrayVonn is going to be an exciting player to watch, he’ll be great in the locker room, I know he’s a good teammate.”

Youth movements

Two other clubs have brought young prospects to their roster. Sheffield Sharks have signed centre Oscar Baldwin while Manchester Giants re-signed point guard Zack Powell.

Worcester Wolves have confirmed their ninth signing ahead of the new BBL season, securing the services of centre Kingsley Nwagboso.

Nwagboso started his college career with Connor State in Division I of the NJCAA before finishing his senior year with Francis Marion of NCAA Division II where he totalled 84 points, 95 rebounds.

At 17, Nwagboso represented England at U18 level and then Great Britain at U20 level. After graduating college, he played in mainland Europe with Speyer of Germany followed by Serreslous of France where he came up against his now teammate, Josh McSwiggan.

Head Coach Matt Newby said: “I believe Kingsley will be a great asset to our interior rotation. His attitude and aptitude are excellent, and I feel that he has a great deal of potential that our environment will help him harness.

I am looking forward to seeing him develop and contribute this season. He will be a valuable asset in terms of protecting the basket and rebounding and I feel his interior game will evolve matching up with Jordan Williams and Mike Parks on a daily basis.”

Main Photo: Ville Vuorinen

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