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October 26, 2020 by Ben Lang

Scorchers sign 6’10 Center Emondre Rickman!

Surrey Scorchers are delighted to announce the signing of 6’10 Center Emondre Rickman ahead of the new BBL campaign!

 

The high-flying 23-year-old switches to SSP after playing his rookie season for S.C Lusitania in Portugal’s top flight – leading the league in blocks.

 

Rickman, from Collinsville, Illinois, graduated from Indiana State University in 2019, averaging 6 points per game in his senior year.

 

With a reputation of being an impressive short blocker and defensive stopper, Rickman adds to Creon Raftopoulos’ options at the Center position, alongside BBL veteran Rashad Hassan.

 

Rickman said: “First, I’d like to thank Coach Creon for choosing me to join the organisation.

“Playing basketball is a big part of my life and having the opportunity to play with everything going on worldwide means a lot to me.

 

“I’m excited to join the organisation, to meet everyone and to add to the team.

 

“I had a nice talk with Coach Creon and he told me what he expected of me – and I’m ready to give him that and more.”

 

Creon Raftopoulos added: “We needed to try and fill the void that losing Trayvonn Wright created.

“Emondre comes here with a reputation for blocking shots and rebounding the ball.

 

“I think he will bring balance to our roster and make a big difference for us on both ends of the floor.

 

“He takes pride in his defence and he’s athletic enough to make a difference on the offensive end also.

 

“I’m really excited about him, he’s strong and athletic and I think he will have no problems adjusting to the BBL.”

Creon Raftopoulos also confirmed the signing of Emondre Rickman brings an end to his summer recruitment.

 

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