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Basketball: BBL honour for Leicester Riders newcomer Anthony Rowe

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New signing Anthony Rowe capped his Leicester Riders debut by being selected for the BBL team of the week.

The former Plymouth Raiders captain starred in Riders' victory against Durham Wildcats at the weekend after recovering from a serious knee operation in the summer, which led to his release from his home-town club last Friday.

Rowe produced the second-best performance of the weekend in the BBL, with a clinical double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds against Durham.

He made an excellent nine of 12 from the floor in a comfortable win that keeps Jelson Homes DMU-backed Riders top of the BBL Championship.

Riders head coach Rob Paternostro had nothing but praise for his forward.

"Anthony was terrific, particularly considering he is just getting back to fitness," said Paternostro.

"He should get better as he builds his game legs. He has fit very easily into the team, and we are delighted to have got him. We are getting a lot of contributions from a lot of guys this season, but Anthony is fully deserving of this accolade."

Riders face a difficult pair of games away this weekend.

Tomorrow night, they travel to Sheffield Sharks in the first leg of the BBL Cup semi-final at the English institute of Sport.

They then travel to face Glasgow Rocks in the BBL Championship at the Emirates Arena on Sunday.

Basketball: BBL honour for Leicester Riders newcomer  Anthony Rowe


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