WORCESTER Wolves have signed American forward Trey Zeigler to fill in for the injured Andrew Bachman.
After the club realised the calf injury Bachman suffered last week was more severe than first thought, leaving him out of action for at least six weeks, team bosses acted quickly to bring in the 6ft 6in forward for the remainder of the season.
Having joined the University of Worcester outfit from Luxembourg’s BBC Bascharage Hedgehogs, where he averaged 20.4 points per game, Trey also had a professional spell with JBC MMCITE Brno in the Czech Republic.
Trey’s college career started at Central Michigan where he spent two seasons, before transferring to the University of Pittsburgh where his father was an assistant coach.
He finished his university career at Texas Christian University in the Big 12 conference, where he averaged 10 points, four rebounds and two assists per game.
Head coach Paul James said: “It was important to quickly fill the gap left by Andrew Bachman’s injury and I’m pleased the club responded so quickly to get the deal done.
“Trey‘s all-around game is perfectly suited to our style of play. He’s a little different to what we have at present and will contribute in many different ways, giving us more scoring and defensive options.
“I’m sure he’s going to make a good impact on the team.”
Trey could make his Wolves debut in tomorrow night’s match at the University of Worcester Arena against London Lions, if his paperwork to play in the British Basketball League is completed in time.