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Posted Thursday, July 5th 2018

Edozie pens one year extension

Daniel Edozie has put pen to paper on a new one-year contract with the Bristol Flyers.

The England international has extended his stay with the club for a fourth season, having joined in the summer of 2015.

Edozie was a key part of Flyers’ 2017/18 campaign, playing 28 times and averaging 8.9 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.

His consistent form in the league also earned him a call up to Coach Kapoulas’ Team England squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

"It feels amazing. I’m very grateful for the opportunity and I feel like now is the time for us to really go out there and compete for a championship,” Edozie told Bristol Flyers TV.

“Coach didn’t have to say much to convince me to stay. Being in Bristol has given me the opportunity to learn a lot more about myself.

"To see the difference from when I first started with the Flyers compared to last season has been great. Flyers are improving every single year and to be a part of that growth has been tremendous."

Prior to joining the Flyers, Edozie played NCAA Division One basketball under current Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg at Iowa State University.

The 6ft8in forward went on to sign his first professional contract in Bristol and led the BBL in rebounds (10.9) in his rookie season, posting 12 double-doubles in 33 games.

"I am very excited and pleased to see Dan returning to our programme for a fourth season,” added head coach Andreas Kapoulas.

"His development as a player over the last three years has been tremendous and is no coincidence that he was selected to represent England at the Commonwealth Games.

"He brings energy, a positive attitude and commitment to get better on a daily basis. He is a great ambassador for Flyers basketball and has helped our club achieve their most successful year in the BBL this past season.

"Dan enters his fourth year more determined and more experienced than ever and I am really looking forward to working with him as we build our team for the 2018/19 season.”

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