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McLaughlin-Williams To Leave Bristol Flyers This Summer

Bristol Flyers can confirm Doug McLaughlin-Williams is to leave the SGS WISE Arena following seven years with the club.

The 31-year-old forward signed for the Flyers in the summer of 2009 and has played a key role in the team’s rise into the top flight of British basketball.

McLaughlin-Williams was part of the NBL National Cup-winning side in 2010 and helped lead the Flyers to the NBL Division One title in 2011.

The American made 29 appearances for the club last season, averaging 8.5 points per game on 34% shooting from behind the three-point line.

McLaughlin-Williams met with head coach Andreas Kapoulas last week and the decision was taken to make a change.

“I’d like to personally thank Doug for his seven-year service to the club,” Kapoulas told bristolflyers.co.uk.

It is with a heavy heart that we have to let him go, we feel that the time is right for us to move in a new direction with the club.

He’s played a key role for the Flyers both on and off the court and I wish him the very best of luck in his future career. I hope that future will see him remain involved in some capacity with the Flyers and Bristol Sport as he has been a brilliant ambassador for both.”

Bristol Flyers captain Greg Streete said: “Doug McLaughlin-Williams is a huge reason why basketball in Bristol has become what it is today.

His outstanding work both on and off the court has been second to none. On-court he’s been a fearless competitor and a true teammate.

Off the court, the community respects him for the time and effort he has put into basketball development over the last seven years and I wish him all the best.”

Bristol Flyers and Bristol Sport would like to thank Doug McLaughlin-Williams for his seven-year service to the club.

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