Surrey Scorchers is delighted to announce the re-signing of Caylin Raftopoulos for the 2018/19 BBL Championship season.
The 25-year-old point guard joins for a second consecutive season at Surrey Sports Park.
Speaking of his delight returning to Scorchers, Raftopoulos said: “I had no doubt in my mind that I wanted to return so there’s no better feeling knowing the club wanted me back.”
After a successful first season with Scorchers which saw the side finish fifth in the BBL Championship, he earned the nickname ‘Mr 3-point’, averaging 37% from the three-point line.
“I feel like the pieces are coming together for us to push on off the back of a successful season for the franchise.
“The fact there is also some continuity with the roster going into this season is a massive positive for us and should contribute to us getting out the blocks quicker than previous years.”
Before representing Scorchers, Raftopoulos played for Team Solent Kestrels in National League Division 1 and spent three years with Worcester Wolves winning the BBL Play-Offs during his time with Wolves.
Raftopoulos joins an exciting Scorchers squad that will be looking to continue their 11-game unbeaten run at Surrey Sports Park.
He spoke of the importance of keeping that run going; “Defending home court will be vital in us making a run for a higher league finish this season.”
Scorchers take on Glasgow Rocks in the opening night of the BBL Championship on Saturday 22 September as they look for revenge for the 2018 BBL Play-Off quarter-final defeat.
Rockets visit in pre-season test
Scorchers host the Reading Rockets this Sunday in a pre-season friendly, and tickets are just £5!
Player Sponsorship Opportunities Available
If you or your company are interested in sponsoring Caylin Raftopoulos, or want to find out more about sponsorship with Surrey Scorchers, contact Sophie Pendry at email@example.com or 01483 689945 / 07850 883696.