22nd Jan, 2019

Eaves is Wolves’ seventh signing

Aaron Wise 26th Aug, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

WORCESTER Wolves continue to strengthen their squad with a seventh signing ahead of the new British Basketball League campaign.

Ben Eaves joined on Thursday (August 20), with less than a month to go until the season gets into full swing.

Preston-born Eaves, has joined the Wolves from Manchester Giants where he averaged 12 points and eight rebounds a game last season.

The 27-year-old 6ft 7ins ace attended Connecticut and Rhode Island universities in America before spending one year with Plymouth Raiders and two stints with the Giants, while also representing England and Great Britain at international level.

Eaves joins an elite group of forwards, teaming up with Javi Mugica, Perris Blackwell and Pavol Losonsky to form a strong and athletic front court combination for Worcester.

“Ben is an extremely gifted and talented British player who I had the pleasure of working with through the GB futures programme a few years back,” said Wolves head coach Paul James.

“We have been working on securing this signing throughout the summer and are thrilled to be bringing Ben to Worcester.

“With the right focus, approach and direction he can be one of the top players in the league.”

Eaves said: “I am very excited about joining a team with the reputation the Wolves have.

“Worcester has always been a very tough team to play against and I look forward to working with the club to achieve its goals this season.”

The Wolves have now confirmed eight players for the forthcoming season and will open their BBL campaign on Friday September, 18 at the University Arena against Glasgow Rocks.

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