Banner image

Author

Joel Osborne

Joel Osborne writes

Posted Friday, October 25th 2019

Thomas-Edwards settling into life in the top flight

Summer signing Raphell Thomas-Edwards already feels at home in Bristol after a strong start to his BBL career.

The British forward posted an 18 point, 10 rebounds double-double against the Lions last week and is already on the way to making himself a fan favourite at the SGS College Arena.

Speaking on his BBL experience so far, Thomas-Edwards said: "We started a bit later than most teams - we came from pre-season a bit behind everyone else but I feel like we’re figuring it out.

“There's definitely bigger players in the BBL - it’s a lot faster and more technical, but I feel like I’m being in the right place at the right time.

"We’re putting in a lot of work as a team and Coach Kapoulas has been great in terms of watching the film - I’m trying my best to do similar things that I was doing in Division One.”
The Flyers face a run of three straight games away from home in the BBL Cup, which starts on Sunday against Plymouth Raiders away from home.

"We won't have the fans to support us so we need to make sure we stay close knit as group,” he added.

"They’ll be ready to come back stronger after we beat them a couple of weeks ago and they have a couple of main players that we need to focus on.

"We need to stay composed, execute and make sure we have 40 minutes of play. I'm sure they’ll be ready for us - we just need to make sure we stay together on both ends of the court."

Under 15 tickets remaining for the Flyers' meeting with London City Royals at the SGS College Arena on Friday, November 15th.

FIND TICKETS

Latest News

Flyers 2021/22 away jersey revealed

Flyers 2021/22 away jersey revealed

Posted: Monday, September 13th 2021

Bristol Flyers 2021/22 home jersey revealed

Bristol Flyers 2021/22 home jersey revealed

Posted: Friday, September 10th 2021

Welcome home, Corey Samuels

Welcome home, Corey Samuels

Posted: Friday, September 10th 2021

SGS Basketball Academy trio continue further education overseas

SGS Basketball Academy trio continue further education overseas

Posted: Wednesday, September 8th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

Tickets available online for fans' forum
Football icon

Tickets available online for fans' forum

City fans are invited to attend a Fans Forum on Monday, October 11th with Manager Nigel Pearson and Chief Executive Officer Richard Gould.

Posted: Thursday, September 16th 2021 • Football

Team news: Bristol Bears vs Saracens - GP R1
Rugby icon

Team news: Bristol Bears vs Saracens - GP R1

Bristol Bears welcome newly promoted Saracens to Ashton Gate Stadium in a mouthwatering Gallagher Premiership opener on Friday (7.45pm KO).

Posted: Thursday, September 16th 2021 • Rugby

Bears partner with Pledgeball to reduce impact on the planet
Rugby icon

Bears partner with Pledgeball to reduce impact on the planet

Bristol Bears continue their partnership with Pledgeball this season, an initiative that encourages fans to join together and make sustainable lifestyle pledges in support of their club.

Posted: Thursday, September 16th 2021 • Rugby

Follow City to the capital this weekend
Football icon

Follow City to the capital this weekend

Tickets for Saturday's trip to QPR remain on general sale, with over 1,800 tickets sold to date (September 18th, 3pm).

Posted: Thursday, September 16th 2021 • Football

Bentley voted Championship Player of the Week
Football icon

Bentley voted Championship Player of the Week

City Women shot-stopper Fran Bentley has been voted FA Championship Player of the Week for her performance in the Robins' draw against Liverpool.

Posted: Thursday, September 16th 2021 • Football