CAPTAIN Alex Owumi has handed Worcester Wolves a huge boost by returning for a third year at the club.

The 30-year-old was inspirational in Wolves’ double-winning campaign and is ready to lead another charge for success.

News of Owumi’s re-signing comes in the wake of most valuable player Zaire Taylor quitting the club to join London Lions.

Director of basketball Paul James said: “In the couple of years that Alex has already been here, he has been central to our successes.

“In his first season we came close to winning competitions, but couldn’t quite make it over the line. That all changed last year.

“He was the first player to re-sign a contract last off-season and he’s now the first to re-commit himself to our cause this time around.

“He set an example to everyone last year with his leadership and I fully expect him to carry this on. We will be going all out to maintain our position as one of the league’s premier sides and I am thrilled that we have the first building block in place.”

Despite playing alongside Taylor and Will Creekmore, the British Basketball League’s MVP and runner-up respectively, Owumi managed to accumulate impressive personal statistics.

He averaged 18 points per game and tallied just under six rebounds and four assists per outing, as well as making more than a third of his three-point shot attempts.

Now he is looking to help Wolves build on last season’s BBL play-off and Trophy triumphs by bringing more silverware to the University Arena.

“It was an easy decision for me to come back to Worcester,” Owumi said.

“The club and the city of Worcester support everything I’m doing on and off the court and I appreciate them for it.

“Next season should be exciting for the Wolves and I’m looking forward to building on the success we had last season.”