Leicester Riders re-sign forward Frank Holmes

Frank Holmes
Holmes has also played for MK Lions in the BBL

Leicester Riders have re-signed centre Frank Holmes for the new season.

The 27-year-old joined on a short-term deal in March as a replacement for injured captain LaTaryl Williams.

Head coach Rob Paternostro said: "Frank joined us late last season but we were all impressed, not just by his talent but also by the way he fitted in."

Holmes averaged 15 points and eight rebounds a game and was the leading scorer in the quarter-final second leg play-off defeat at Mersey Tigers.

Paternostro added: "He was very effective in many ways but it is his energy I particularly like, and it proved contagious at times.

"Frank is only a relatively young player and so I think he can develop his game, but he also has good BBL experience now and that, with the continuity aspect, was important.

"Frank also made it clear right from the time he arrived he was keen to stay with our programme, and that was also important to me. I believe he will do very good things for us next season."