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September 13, 2021 by Samuel Lane

Scorchers Sign Andrew Lawrence and Robert Gilchrist on short term deal

Andrew Lawrence and Robert Gilchrist sign with the Scorchers on a short term deal.

 

Due to Visa complications delaying the arrival of our American signings, the Team GB duo will be filling in.

 

Team GB international and Olympian Lawrence, who needs little introduction to UK basketball fans, will be returning to the BBL from former club Plymouth Raiders.

 

Prior to signing with the Raiders, Lawrence spell at the London City Royals drove a successful campaign carrying the team to the semi-final of the cup, leading the team in assists per game.

 

The Covid season was unfortunate for the 31 year old as he suffered a hamstring tendon rupture followed by an ankle injury. Through successful rehabbing Andrew is back to full fitness and has displayed his experience and talent with the team so far.

 

Rob Gilchrist returns back to the BBL for the first time since 2017/18 season with the Worcester Wolves. Here Rob made a huge impact being selected for the BBL All-Defensive First Team.

 

Last season the GB forward Gilchrist played in France NM-1  for Rueil AC where he averaged 9.3 points, 3.8 rebounds 1.3 blocks a game.

 

Coach Creon delighted by this signing commented “the key thing is they both know the league which is a big positive.

 

“They have been around the Scorchers culture and gives us a core of people that know what I am about and know what we want this team to be.

 

“There ability on the court speaks for itself but I think it’s what they bring off the court as well that will help our younger imports that are coming in this season.”

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