Surrey Scorchers have brought Ryan Richards back on a season-long deal.

The former NBA second round Draft pick, who began the season, with Belgian side Phoenix Brussels, will fill the void left by the departure of Rashad Hassan to an un-named overseas club.

It will be a third spell in Surrey for the 29-year-old centre.

He said: “I’m extremely happy to be back with Scorchers. The franchise has always been professional and taken care of me, and it’s a great group of guys. I’m ready to get to work.”

Richards is set to make his Scorchers return against the Leicester Riders in Surrey’s opening BBL Championship game next Saturday.

And Scorchers head coach Creon Raftopoulos added: “With the unexpected loss or Rashad Hassan we had to move quickly with the BBL Championship fast approaching.

“We started our scouting process and Ryan showed his desire to come back to Surrey and compete for silverware.

“The fact that he showed interest in being here was really big for us.

“He wants to win and he wants to be a big component of the team which I know he can be.

“So I’m really excited to have him and I think we are going to see the best of Ryan Richards in the BBL this coming season.”


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