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Flyers Sign Great Dane

Bristol Flyers have bolstered their squad with 6’ 7” Danish forward Mathias Seilund signing his first professional contract with a BBL club.

A current Danish international, Seilund was made team captain in August’s Qualification round for the 2015 European championships. In five qualification games, he averaged 8 points and 2.8 rebounds while shooting 37% from the 3-point line.

The Danish native finished his four year USA college career with Fairleigh Dickinson as one of the record shooters for the programme shooting 38% from beyond the arc and 83% from the free throw line. Known for his tremendous work ethic, Mathias was also co-captain of his College side during his senior year.

In his 2013/14 senior college year, he averaged over 29 minutes, 9.3 points, 42% 3-point field goal success together with 4.9 rebounds over a 31-game season.

Mathias will be looking to start his professional basketball career playing for the Flyers while studying at the University of West of England as a postgraduate student.

On joining the Flyers Seilund stated: ‘I am super excited to be playing for the Flyers next season and I hope we can make some noise in the BBL. I also feel like it’s a club and a city that I will fit in very well with, being able to combine playing basketball and continuing my education is something which is important to me. ’

Flyers’ Head Coach Andreas Kapoulas added: ‘Mathias is a great addition to our Flyers roster. He brings with him valuable international experience from Denmark’s recent European Championship qualification round. He is a very capable all around forward with great shooting touch. However the thing that stands out most about him is his work ethic as well as his great leadership qualities.’

‘It’s very important to have players on our programme that fit our Club ethos and are able to help our young players develop. Mathias adds depth and quality to our forward spot. I think he will have a great season in our league and I am very excited to work with him.’

See the Flyers take on the USA select team on September 11th, as the club ramp up preparations for their inaugural bow into the BBL, Britain’s only professional basketball league.

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