13th Nov, 2019

Signing Raheem adds title-winning knowhow

Rob George 15th Aug, 2019

GIANT former BBL Cup winner Raheem May-Thompson has become the latest new face as Worcester Wolves head coach Matt Newby continues his Wolf Pack revamp.

The British 6ft 6in star joins the Wolves following a season with Mulhouse Pfastatt in France and prior to that he spent three seasons in the BBL with Cheshire Phoenix and Leicester Riders.

In his final season with Cheshire, May-Thompson averaged 14.4 points and four rebounds a game. The same season he won the BBL Cup when the Phoenix defeated Wolves in the final in Birmingham.

May-Thompson also represented at Great Britain Under-20 and England at U16 levels.

“I am excited to play at Worcester largely due to their fan base, the Wolf Pack and the community in Worcester,” said the forward.

“Every time I have played against Worcester at their arena in the past, home games would always be packed out.”

Newby said he was thrilled to see what his new forward would bring to the team.

“I think this signing is a significant for the team on a number of levels. Raheem has proven output in the league and inevitably had a number of teams vying for his signature,” he said.

“The reason is simple: his energy, output and the ability to influence the team’s fabric.

“He is very much a cultural architect, leading by example showing a strong level of pride in getting the job done. He has the ability to defend multiple positions and generate extra possessions through his high-level output and game sense.

“I look forward to working with Raheem this season and welcome him to the Wolf Pack.”

Wolves will be host a meet-and-greet with the squad on Thursday September 5 at the University Arena. It will be held from 7.15pm after players’ training.

The Arena will host a pre-season friendly on Friday September 13 when Wolves entertain Leicester Raiders. All tickets are £5.

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