The Leicester Riders have started another week of pre-season with another player signing as Rob Paternostro’s side have confirmed the return of fan favourite forward, Mo Walker, for the 2023/24 season.
It will be the Canadian/British big man’s fourth season with the Riders, after joining for the 2020/21 season, with Walker being an integral part of the club’s treble-winning success in 2022, averaging 11.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game that year.
Before last season was cut short due to injury,
the University of Minnesota graduate was
putting up 10.3 points and 4.5 rebounds, shooting 58.6% from the field.
Following confirmation of his signing, Walker said:
“I’m excited to still be a part of the Riders!
“Anyone who has followed the club and has watched my journey knows I have lost time in the past due to injury, but I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to make up for lost time, and I’m looking forward to being back out there in front of the Riders fans!
Riders Head Coach, Rob Paternostro, added:
“We are all looking forward to having Mo back on the court for us next season.
“I thought he started off very well last season and was
playing good basketball before the injury. He can be very difficult to match up
with, can score in different ways and has the ability to put real pressure on
the opposing defence.
“Mo has always shown great leadership during his time here and we have valued that on and off the court.”
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