Worcester Wolves: American Perris Blackwell joins club

Perris Blackwell
Perris Blackwell played at elite college level in the United States with the University of Florida

Worcester Wolves have signed 6ft 9ins American power forward Perris Blackwell ahead of the 2015-16 British Basketball League (BBL) campaign.

Blackwell, from California, is the club's third new signing this summer.

He began his professional career last year in Chile with Osorno, averaging 20 points and 12 rebounds per game.

"I'm really excited and looking forward to joining this team and having a chance to compete for a championship," Blackwell said.

Blackwell will line up alongside new recruits Javier Mugica and Malik Smith at the University of Worcester Arena after Wolves retained just one player from last season.

Wolves head coach Paul James said: "He is a smart player who has come through some good basketball programmes.

"I think he will contribute in a very positive way and will draw a lot of attention."

Wolves begin their BBL season against Glasgow Rocks on 18 September.