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Preview: Leicester Riders v Bristol Flyers

Leicester Riders v Bristol Flyers
BBL Championship
Loughborough University
Tuesday, December 22nd, 7.30pm

Bristol Flyers go in search of their third straight win away to Leicester Riders on Tuesday night (7.30pm tip-off)

Everything you need to know ahead of Tuesday’s game can be found below.

LEICESTER RIDERS
The oldest professional club in British basketball, the Leicester Riders have firmly established themselves as one of the leading clubs in the BBL. 2013 was the Riders’ most successful season to date, completing the treble of the Championship, play-offs and BBL Cup, narrowly missing out on the quadruple with a BBL Trophy final loss to Sheffield Sharks. While last year witnessed Riders come up empty-handed, they have already booked themselves a place in the BBL Cup final in January along with a solid record of 10 wins and 1 loss, guaranteeing themselves second in the league heading into Christmas.

HEAD COACH
Rob Paternostro – A former player in the BBL with Birmingham Bullets and Leicester Riders via a spell in Belgium with Power Wevelgem. Taking up the Riders’ reins in 2008, Head Coach Paternostro has proved to be the most succesfull coach in Riders history, guiding the team to the treble in 2013. Coach Paternostro is one a select few men to have won the BBL Coach of the Year on more than one occasion – in his first year as coach and in 2013. 

ONE TO WATCH
Trayvonn Wright - One of the front runners for league MVP this season, the American currently averages 16.6 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Entering his second year in the BBL, Wright also leads the league in blocked shots per game, averaging 2.5 per contest.

OFFICIALS
Taking charge of Tuesday’s game will be Simon Unsworth, Dale Aitchison and Stephen Desmond.

LAST TIME OUT
Riders inflicted Flyers’ heaviest defeat of the season, 59-82 in their only visit to the SGS WISE Arena in the BBL.

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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