Surrey Scorchers have added a number of new faces to their roster this season, including Morakinyo Williams, Willie Atwood and even former NBA draft pick Ryan Richards for a brief spell.
One of the more recent additions, Anthony Elechi, has been quick to settle into the Scorchers team, making an impact from his first game against Manchester Giants this month.
Scorchers’ fans had to wait a little longer than anticipated for his arrival following some visa issues. However, since joining the line-up, Elechi has proved he was worth the wait, adding on average 11 points and 10 rebounds per game.
Speaking to the Forward about how he’s been settling into Guildford life he said, “I think I’ve adjusted quite well, I’m starting to feel more comfortable and I already feel like I’m part of the team.
“I’m never really satisfied with my play, and I always feel like I can do more to be better, no matter how well I play.”
Elechi’s work ethic paid off, particularly when his clutch three-point shot took us into overtime against the ESH Group Newcastle Eagles earlier this month.
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Although the win wasn’t meant to be, he really feels that the team can change this run of close defeats into something more positive.
“I definitely know the team can turn it around. We have a really good group of talented guys that all know how to win basketball games.” Elechi commented.
“Our chemistry is getting better every day, we’re trying to figure out one another’s games and habits. Once we start clicking and fine-tune some of the minor details, I feel like we can compete with anyone in this league.”
A number of close calls for the Scorchers have left a lot of questions for how the Club can rack up the wins, but Elechi feels that they will start to tip the scales.
“It all comes down to attention to detail, I feel like we let a couple of close games go purely down to our own small mistakes. Coach Creon does a great job at reminding us it’s the little things we have to do in order to secure these games and that’s what we plan to do.”
Elechi was welcomed to his new home with open arms from Scorchers fans during our long stint of home games in January.
“It’s been an absolute pleasure playing at the Sports Park. The fans have embraced me with so much support since my arrival. The team and I really do appreciate all the love and support and hope we can finish this season strong for them.”
Surrey Scorchers head back on the road on Friday night as they take on the Bristol Flyers in front of a sell-out crowd.
Following their clash with Flyers, the side will return to Surrey Sports Park on Sunday afternoon to face the mid-table Plymouth Raiders.
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