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Riders sign Idowu – British Basketball League


Leicester Riders have announced the signing of 6’8” forward Samuel Idowu.

The former GB U20s star spent his three college years in NCAA Division One with Saint Peter’s University. Iwodu starred for the Peacocks in helping them win the program’s first ever national postseason tournament championship in 2017.

Idowu averaged 16.1 pts in his first professional season in Holland with Aris Leeuwarden. His second year he spent in Denmark with Team FOG Naestved, averaging 15.5 pts. He spent his third year with Yoast United but was cut-short due to injury.

“It’s been a long time, but I can’t wait to come back to England,” commented Idowu.

“I’m excited to join the Riders for the new season! I look forward to meeting the team, embracing the fans and the culture as well.”

The New York native, who holds a British passport, becomes Coach Rob Paternostro’s second recruit of the summer having secured the services of fan favourite Kimbal Mackenzie late last month.

Coach Rob added: “We are really looking forward to working with Sam. He is a versatile big with good experience in Europe, who has shown the ability to score and rebound as a professional.”

“I enjoyed speaking with him, he is an intelligent engaging guy who I think will fit in very well with us.”



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