The British Basketball League Trophy champions, the Caledonia Gladiators, have announced their first new signing of the summer – American forward Trent Buttrick – after confirming the return of five players from last season’s roster so far this summer.
The Pennsylvania native forward, who last suited up for TFT Skopje in North Macedonia’s first league, previously spent four of his collegiate years at Penn State in the Big Ten, before spending his super senior campaign at the University of Massachusetts, graduating in 2022.
At 6’9″, Buttrick has a nice touch around the hoop and natural athleticism alongside a solid shot from beyond the perimeter, hitting 36% of his three-pointers last campaign in North Macedonia, where he averaged 11 points and almost seven reboudns per hame.
During his time in North Macedonia, Buttrick picked up the league’s Defensive Player of the Year award, and also earned a spot in the All-League Second Team, whilst competing in the Basketball Champions League as well.
Following the signing of his newest forward, Head Coach Gareth Murray said:
“Trent’s successful stint in Macedonia, including winning Defensive Player of the Year, brings valuable experience to our team. As a versatile forward with a high basketball IQ, he can contribute to our success in the league and against European teams.
“His performance in the ABA league and BCL qualifiers demonstrates his ability to compete at a high level. With Trent on our roster, we are confident in our ability to face challenges and achieve our goals.”
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