16th Oct, 2019

Newby’s Wolfpack continues to take shape

Rob George 8th Aug, 2019 Updated: 8th Aug, 2019

WORCESTER Wolves have unveiled another two new members of the Wolfpack as head coach Matt Newby continues to assemble his roster.

Golden Eagle Cortez Edwards and London-born Kyle Carey join import player Mark Hughes and GB international Kofi Josephs as the first four new names who will take to the court for Wolves next month.

Cortez signs with Wolves following his senior year with Southern Miss Golden Eagles from the NCAA D1 Southern Conference.

The 6ft 2 guard averaged 13.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.1 steals in 2018/19 and earned Second-Team All-Conference USA honours. He was a finalist for the C Spire Howell Trophy, presented to the top player in Mississippi.

The guard revealed his delight at the chance to start his professional career with the Wolves.

“We will have a great year and lots of exciting moments,” he said.

“I am ready to get to work and bring the Wolf Pack a successful and exciting season.”

At six foot six inches, Carey brings further versatility to the floor with the ability to play at small forward and shooting guard.

With his experience gained at NCAA level with Northern Colorado Bears and Barry Buccaneers, Wolves chiefs believe Carey has the potential to shine in the British Basketball League (BBL).

During his career he has also represented Great Britain at under-20 level and England at under-18 level.

Newby said he was pleased with how the squad was shaping up ahead of the new BBL campaign next month.

“Cortez compliments the perimeter we are putting together and fits the profile of a player who will contribute significantly at this level,” he said.

“Statistically he was a huge contributor at Southern Miss, in NCAA Division One’s southern conference. I think this will translate incredibly well in the BBL and I am excited about the significant contribution he will make not just on the floor but in our basketball community as a role model.

“It’s important young domestic players are given an opportunity. Kyle has so many upsides at both ends of the floor and I feel he will add more depth to our perimeter.

“He is tenacious defensively and has the ability and strength to defend multiple positions.

“Offensively he has a strong skill set which with further refinement will bring high returns.

“He has an exciting and versatile range of scoring and I hope to see him benefit from the environment and culture we are aiming to forge in the new season.”

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