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Preview: Bristol Flyers v Leicester Riders

Friday, February 12th, 2016
Bristol Flyers v Leicester Riders
BBL Championship
SGS WISE Arena

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Flyers look to prevent Leicester from extending their club record run of eight consecutive away wins on Friday night (7:30pm tip-off). 

All the key information on Friday’s BBL opponents can be found below.

LEICESTER RIDERS
Times are good for the Riders; second in the BBL Championship, eight straight league wins and a brand new arena. With a number of games in hand, another win for Leicester would strengthen their title bid, as well as gaining momentum for their upcoming BBL Trophy semi-final. The league’s in-form side travel to Bristol on the back of an impressive away win against the Cheshire Phoenix. 

HEAD COACH
Rob Paternostro - Leicester Riders’ most successful coach has two BBL Coach of the Year trophies to his name, winning the accolade in both 2008/09 and 2012/13. After guiding the Riders to their highest ever finish in his debut season (3rd, 2008/09), Coach Rob has had an illustrious career which includes a BBL Play-Off, Championship and Cup treble in 2012/13. 

ONE TO WATCH
#42 TrayVonn Wright – the high-flying forward returns to Leicester for a second season after joining the club in December 2014. Wright played NCAA Division one college basketball in the States, starring in one of North Dakota State’s most successful seasons. TrayVonn makes full use of his athletic 6ft 7 physique, averaging 17 points, eight rebounds and two blocks per game.

LAST TIME OUT
Leicester Riders 76 Bristol Flyers 64 (BBL Championship, Loughborough, 22 December 2015)

FORM
Flyers: LLLLWL
Riders: WWLWWW

TICKETS
Limited tickets are still available - click here to book now!

DID YOU KNOW?
Leicester Riders forward Drew Sullivan has 86 international caps for Great Britain, and is a 2006 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist.

 

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