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McFarland Becomes Flyers’ First New Signing For 2015/16

Bristol Flyers Basketball Club are delighted to welcome point guard Cardell McFarland as the first new signing for the 2015/16 season.

The American has agreed a one-year contract and joins from newly-promoted German Pro A side Hanau White Wings, where he averaged 19.0 points per game over 20 appearances whilst also averaging 5.6 assists per game.

27-year-old McFarland played for NCAA Division One college Missouri State during the 2008/09 season, before transferring to NCAA Division Two school Kentucky Wesleyan, where he averaged 18.4 points per game during his two-year stay.

McFarland, who is represented by AGSS Basketball, started his professional career in 2012/13 where he spent one season in Romania’s top-flight Liga National.

The American made the move to Germany’s Pro B league in 2013/14, before spending the summer out in Australia with Gladstone Power in the QBL, where he averaged 25.8 points and 5.2 assists per game.

“I am very pleased and thankful for the opportunity to compete and play with the Bristol Flyers this season,” McFarland told bristolflyers.co.uk.

“I've heard nothing but great things about the club, from management staff, coaches, sponsors, media and the community.

“Coach Kapoulas and I FaceTime multiple times and talk daily, the bond and friendship we have formed really excited to me come.”

Coach Kapoulas added; “It is a pleasure to welcome Cardell to the Flyers. He is coming from a very good season in Germany where he was one of the leading scorers and creators in the league. He fits very well into our system, and his leadership ability will add a much important dimension to our game.”

“I have been in touch with him daily these past couple of weeks, and have already had the opportunity to develop a good rapport with him. I also had the opportunity to speak with his former club coach whilst I was away with Great Britain at the recent U20 European Championships.”

McFarland now becomes the fifth player to commit to the Bristol Flyers for the 2015/16 season, alongside Mathias Seilund, Roy Owen, Doug McLaughlin-Williams and club captain Greg Streete.

Season tickets for the 2015/16 season go on sale Monday, August 3rd.

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