Guildford Heat sign Frank Holmes

Frank Holmes
Holmes has also played for Milton Keynes Lions

Guildford Heat have signed former Leicester Riders forward Frank Holmes for the rest of the BBL season.

The 6ft 9in American replaces Mike Copeland, who has been ruled out for the season with a knee injury.

Heat head coach Creon Raftopoulos said: "I am delighted that we have worked a deal to bring Frank Holmes in for the remainder of the season.

"I am confident that Frank can hit the ground running and help 2012 to be a more successful year for Heat."

Raftopoulos added: "Following Mike Copeland's injury, a number of agents contacted me as they were aware we were likely to have a slot for an overseas player. I wanted to replace him with a player with a strong track record in the BBL."

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