High-flying guard Jalon Pipkins is returning to the B. Braun Sheffield Sharks for the 2023/24 season, the Yorkshire club have announced this morning.
Hailing from Dallas, Texas, Pipkins was a mid-season acquisition for the Sharks last term and set the league alight with his explosive talents on both ends of the floor – including a number of incredible poster dunks for his team.
In his debut campaign in the British Basketball League, Pipkins made an impressive impact on the court, showcasing his versatility and athleticism, averaging 10.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.7 steals per game while shooting 44.4% from the field and 95% from the free throw line. The American’s electric and high-flying style of play have solidified him as a fan favourite in Sheffield.
Discussing his return to Sheffield for the upcoming season, Pipkins said:
“Playing with the B. Braun Sheffield Sharks last season was an incredible experience. I’m excited and honoured to return to the team for another year. The fans and the organization have been incredibly supportive, and I look forward to giving my all on the court once again.”
Head Coach Atiba Lyons expressed his enthusiasm for the guard’s return, adding:
“Having Jalon back on the roster is fantastic news for us. His dedication to the game, his work ethic, and his ability to elevate the team’s performance were evident throughout the previous season. We believe Jalon’s skills and commitment will play a big role in driving the Sharks towards a successful season.”
The Sharks roster continues to take shape for the new campaign as Coach Lyons’ side have already confirmed the returns of Rodney Glasgow Jr., Bennett Koch, Jordan Ratinho and Pipkins, as well as the new acquisition of former Leicester Riders big man and glue guy Jubril Adekoya.
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