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Josh Wilcher - The first interview

Josh Wilcher hopes to make an immediate impact for Bristol Flyers following his arrival from south coast rivals Plymouth Raiders.

The 29-year-old point guard has put pen to paper on a two-year contract with the Flyers and in his first interview with the club, Wilcher explained his excitement to link up with his fellow teammates.

He told the club’s YouTube channel: "It feels a little bit weird to be wearing these colours, but I’m excited about what’s to come.

"I spoke to Coach Kapoulas a lot about the club’s plans for the future and there's exciting times ahead with the plans to build a new arena, so I can't wait to be a part of it.

"I remember seeing the plans when they first came out and it’s exciting for British Basketball, so for me to be a part of that will be great. 

“I’ve had interesting relationships with Coach Kapoulas in the past with me playing for Plymouth, so It’ll be cool to be on the other side of it now and I’m excited to be a part of the culture of Flyers basketball.

When asked about his ambitions with the Flyers, Wilcher replied: "I just want to help the team to start with.

“The Flyers are a team that’s been in and around the play-offs for most of their BBL career, so I’d like to help them move up the table and add to all of the core players that they’ve brought back this season.”

Wilcher’s British basketball journey began in NBL Division One, where he played against the Flyers for Reading Rockets in 2013 and was named the league's player of the year.

He spent the following two years in the BBL with Plymouth before a year-long spell in Cheshire and season with Itzehoe Eagles in Germany’s Pro-B.

Wilcher returned to the Raiders in 2018, where he took on the role of club captain and was named the fan’s MVP after helping Plymouth secure a first play-off berth in six years.

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