21st Aug, 2017

Combo forward Palmer bolsters Wolfpack

Aaron Wise 9th Aug, 2017 Updated: 9th Aug, 2017

DYNAMIC combo forward Trayvon Palmer has become Worcester Wolves’ fourth summer signing as they continue to bolster their squad ahead of the 2017/18 British Basketball League (BBL) campaign.

The 6ft 6in American forward joins the University of Worcester Arena outfit after four years with Chicago State University, where he played in the Western Athletic Conference of NCAA Division One.

Last season he was one of the Cougars’ star players, averaging 15.1 points per game and 9.4 rebounds.

“I’m incredibly excited about the opportunity to join the Worcester Wolves to begin my professional career,” said Palmer.

“I want to thank the club for offering me this opportunity and I can’t wait for the season to begin. It’s my goal to do whatever it takes to help the Wolves compete for a championship.”

As a scholar athlete at Chicago State University, the Milwaukee-born player also excelled academically, winning the prestigious National Association of Basketball Coaches’ ‘Honours Court’ award for the 2016/17 season, after graduating with a degree in management.

Dale Ryan, the University of Worcester’s director of basketball, said: “We’re really excited to have obtained the signature of Trayvon for the 2017/18 BBL campaign.

“Throughout his college career he demonstrated an ability to score big numbers in a variety of ways, whether it’s under the post or from the perimeter.

“He’s a tenacious rebounder and exceptional athlete, who I’m sure will excite the Wolfpack and BBL fans alike with his high-flying dunks and dynamic plays.

“The pairing of Trayvon and Brandon Parrish gives us significant size, athleticism and variety in the combo forward position, with both players providing challenging match-ups for opposition teams.”

Palmer joins Ashton Khan, Alex Navajas and fellow newcomer Brandon Parrish ahead of the British Basketball All-Stars Championship at The O2 Arena on Sunday, September 24.

Wolves kick off their BBL campaign against London Lions at the University of Worcester Arena on Friday, September 29 (tip off 7.30pm).

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