Play-off champions closing on new signings

Play-off champions closing on new signings

Play-off champions closing on new signings

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WORCESTER Wolves say fans won’t have to wait too long to discover their plans for life without Zaire Taylor.

The University Arena club are yet to announce any new signings or retained players for next season and have seen their preparations disrupted by Taylor leaving.

Last season’s British Basketball League most valuable player opted to join London Lions earlier this month despite holding talks with Worcester over a new deal.

Although the new season does not start until September 26, with a trip to defending champions Newcastle Eagles, Wolves are keen to get their squad in place.

Director of basketball Paul James, whose team won the BBL play-offs and Trophy last term, said: “Hopefully, in the next week or two we’ll be able to start announcing some signings that we’ve made.

“There will be one or two new faces coming into the squad with Zaire going but we will look to replace him with the best players we can possibly get.

“Hopefully, the team that we’re building will be very exciting again.”

Meanwhile, Great Britain's men will play two friendly matches against Latvia next month as part of their build-up to EuroBasket 2015. The games take place on Saturday, July 19, and Sunday, July 20, with both tipping off at 2pm at the University of Worcester Arena.

n Great Britain's women bounced back from defeat to Lithuania with a fine 74-70 victory over Belgium in their latest EuroBasket qualifier in Antwerp.

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