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Preview: Worcester Wolves v Bristol Flyers

Worcester Wolves v Bristol Flyers
BBL
Worcester University Arena
Friday, December 2nd (7.30pm)
LIVE on BBC Sport

Bristol Flyers make the short trip to Worcester for the first game to be broadcast by the BBC online this season.

All the key info on Worcester Wolves can be found below.

WORCESTER WOLVES
After a top-four finish last season, the Wolves suffered a heavy defeat in the first round of the play-offs against Glasgow Rocks. Wolves have struggled to live up to the high expectations last season has generated, with four wins and eight losses leaving Paul James' side in seventh place in the BBL. 

HEAD COACH
Paul James -  A veteran of the British basketball scene as a former player for his hometown team Leicester All-Stars in the 80s, James moved into coaching at Bracknell Tigers before making his name at Guildford Heat. James was named BBL 'Coach of the Year' following a league and cup double in 2007, before leading the club into European competition the next season. Leaving Heat in 2009 James was then appointed Wolves head coach later that year.

ONE TO WATCH
Marek Klassen - Klassen was one of the outstanding point guards in the league last year, averaging 17.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 8.1 assists per game after joining Leeds Force midway through the season. This season Klassen is averaging 10.58 points per game and 7.75 assists.

LAST TIME OUT
Flyers final pre-season game of the summer ended in an 88-77 defeat away in Worcester.

OFFICIALS
Taking charge of Friday’s game will be Haydn Jones, Ian Price and Piotr Florecki.

FORM
Worcester Wolves: LLLLW 
Bristol Flyers: LLLLL

WATCH LIVE
Flyers supporters can watch the game live on the BBC Sport website.

DID YOU KNOW?
Worcester have retained just one senior player from last season’s squad. Ashton Khan is the sole returnee for the Wolves after playing his first season in the BBL last year.

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