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August 24, 2021 by Samuel Lane

Scorchers add British Talent Legend Robertin to 2021/22 roster

Surrey Scorchers are delighted to announce the signing of Legend Robertin for the 2021/2022 season.

 

The 7’1 British monster who has been terrorising rims across Europe returns home to play his first season in the British Basketball League.

 

Robertin spent last season playing overseas in Slovakia for Prievidza where he averaged 7.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1 block a game.

 

A product from Barking Abbey Basketball Academy, Legend went on to play for Clemson and Nicholls State Division 1 in the States where he would there after sign his first pro contract in Italy.

 

Scorchers are pleased to be strengthening their squad with some more home-grown British talent. Coach Creon commented “We have had our eyes on Legend the last 2 seasons and are over the moon to sign him.

 

“We believe his size and athletic ability will be the anchor to improving our team defence this season.

 

“In his last two seasons his offensive game has improved and his ability to pass out the post when doubled teamed will help our outside shooters get good looks.”

 

Looking forward to playing in the UK Legend commented “I am feeling super excited and ready to go this season! Coach Raftopoulos is great at developing players so I am looking forward to getting better with my team mates.”

 

Playing outside of the UK for many years now Legend shared his thoughts on retuning to British soil. “It’s a weird feeling because my family and friends haven’t seen me play in the flesh in such a long time.

 

“Definitely going to be a little nervous but also ready to make an impact from day 1. I feel like can bring a strong defensive presents as well as an explosive finisher around the rim. A team player that is ready to go to war for the squad.”

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