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Posted Tuesday, November 17th 2020

Flyers sign Okereafor on short-term contract

Bristol Flyers have completed the signing of Great Britain International Teddy Okereafor on a short-term contract.

The 6ft4in guard will play in the BBL for the first time in his career, having spent the last four years playing professionally in Estonia, Italy and Greece.

Last season Okereafor made 18 appearances for Iraklis in Greece’s A1 league, and averaged 6.1 points and 3.3 assists per game.

Speaking to Bristol Flyers TV, Okereafor said: "It feels really good to be on the team. It’s wild times right now, but to get back playing is exciting.

"I think the club is developing, it’s a great setup and it’s got a good long term plan.

"Coach Kapoulas is obviously the GB Assistant Coach, so we already have a connection there. He called and asked me to help the team the best I can to win some games.

"That's all the focus is. Anything I can do to help my teammates get better and win games is ultimately the goal for the team."


After a successful junior career in England which culminated in an Under-18 national championship with Westminster Warriors, Okereafor attended Christchurch High School, where he was named Virginia Prep League Player of the Year and First-Team All-State, after pouring in 13.1 points and 7.2 assists per game.

He went on to spend two years at VCU before transferring to Rider University, where he averaged 11.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists before turning pro in 2016.

"It’s great to welcome Teddy to Bristol," said Flyers Head Coach Andreas Kapoulas,

"To be able to bring a player of his caliber to our club will give us the opportunity to take care of things on the court while Josh Wilcher is getting back to full health.

"Teddy brings exactly what we need as a team with his play making and experience, as well as the ability to make players around him better.

"The timing made perfect sense with the international window coming up at the end of the month.

"The whole programme is really excited to see him playing in the BBL and on the court in a Bristol Flyers uniform."

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