The Wolves have confirmed that 6ft 7ins ace, Ben Eaves will be their seventh new signing ahead of the 2015-16 season.
Coach James is delighted to have convinced Ben Eaves to join the Worcester Wolves commenting: “Ben is an extremely gifted and talented British player who I had the pleasure of working with through the GB futures programme a few years back. With the right focus, approach and direction he can be one of the top players in this league. Ben’s a great addition to our squad. We have been working on securing this signing throughout the summer and are thrilled to be bringing Ben to Worcester.”
Preston-born Eaves, 27, impressively averaged 12 points and 8 rebounds a game in his second spell for the Manchester Giants last season.
Eaves was a product of the hugely respected Manchester Magic’s program and then attended Connecticut and Rhode Island Universities in the USA. He has also enjoyed BBL experience with two stints in Manchester and one year with Plymouth Raiders. He has represented England at Under 16 and Under 18 levels and wore the Great Britain vest with the Under 20 and Under 23 teams.
On his transfer to the Wolves, Ben declared: “I am very excited about joining a team with the reputation that the Wolves have. Worcester has always been a very tough team to play against. I look forward to working with PJ and his staff and helping the team achieve its goals this season”.
Eaves will be a key member of the international group of forwards who have joined the Wolves for the new season and the British player will team up with Javi Mugica (Spain), Perris Blackwell (US), and Pavol Losonsky (Slovakia) to form a very strong and athletic front court combination at Worcester. The Wolves have now confirmed eight players for the 2015/16 season and open their BBL campaign on the 18th September with a home game against the Glasgow Rocks.
Further good news for the Wolves came with reports of impressive performances of Pavol Losonsky following his recent return from international duty with Slovakia in China. The forward averaged 12 points and 13 rebounds per game in an international tournament that featured games against China, Italy and Iran and the fitness and form will be a big boost for the Wolves fans as the new season approaches.