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Margai signs for Scorchers

Margai signs for Scorchers

Former Guildford and Surrey Heat player Albert Margai will return to Surrey Sports Park this season having today signed for Scorchers.

Former Guildford and Surrey Heat player Albert Margai will return to Surrey Sports Park this season having today signed for Scorchers.

The 28-year-old point guard will be a familiar face to some Surrey basketball fans having made 64 appearances for Heat in two seasons, leading his side to a top 4 spot during the 2012/13 campaign.

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Margai made the move to the London Lions in 2013, before heading to NBL division 1 outfit the Essex Leopards where he captained the side to the regular season title in his 2nd season with the club.

Upon signing Albert said: “I am really happy to be back at Surrey. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here previously, largely thanks to the fans and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with Creon and his coaching staff again.

“I want to take this opportunity to thank the Essex Leopards for an unforgettable 2 years, but my focus is now on getting to work with Surrey and building a strong chemistry with my teammates as we go out to bring home a trophy for the amazing Surrey fans.”

Head Coach Creon Raftopoulos added: “I am delighted to be welcoming Albert back to the Sports Park this season. He is an absolute gentleman on and off court and will bring a wealth of leadership quality and experience with him.

“He was a firm favourite with Heat fans a few seasons ago and I expect that they will welcome him back with open arms come the first game on the season in just under a month.”

Tickets for the opening night fixture against Margai’s former club, London Lions, are on sale now from £11 for adults and £7 for juniors and students. Season tickets are also still available for those who don’t want to miss a fixture this season!

Click here for more information and to book online.

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