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Preview: Leicester Riders v Bristol Flyers

Leicester Riders v Bristol Flyers
BBL
LCS Arena
Saturday, March 26th (7.30pm)

Bristol Flyers face BBL championship contenders Leicester Riders at the LCS Arena this Saturday (7.30pm).

All the key information on Saturday's opponents can be found below.

LEICESTER RIDERS
It's been another season to remember so far for Britain's oldest professional basketball club. The recently crowned BBL Tropy winners are chasing down Newcastle Eagles for the top spot in the BBL. With five games in hand to close out a ten-point gap, the championship could go to the wire this year.

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 7in physique, averaging 14 points, and seven rebounds per game.

OFFICIALS
Taking charge of Saturday's game will be Joshua Bowe, Neil Wilkinson and Pawel Szafraniec.

LAST TIME OUT
Flyers matched Riders for large parts of the game but faded in the home stretch, losing 55-66 at the SGS WISE Arena.

FORM
Riders: WWWWWW
Flyers: LWLLWL

DID YOU KNOW?
Coach Paternostro excelled in several sports in high-school – he was an all-city athlete in soccer and baseball.

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