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Season Preview: Durham Wildcats

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Season Preview: Durham Wildcats

The BBL is proud to welcome a new, exciting and growing side this season in the Durham Wildcats. The Wildcats enter the top tier after finishing seventh in their debut EBL division one campaign.

The BBL is proud to welcome a new, exciting and growing side this season in the Durham Wildcats. The Wildcats enter the top tier after finishing seventh in their debut EBL division one campaign.

But, as the new boys have been preparing for their first game in the top flight, coach Dave Elderkin has been a very busy man. He has arguably grabbed one of bargains of the season after securing the signature of Ralph Bucci. The 35 year-old Italian- American returned to England last year after a spell in the Greek league, lighting up scoreboards at EBL clubs all over the country with the Tee Valley Mohawks. He dominated Division Two as the leading scorer averaging just less than 33 points per game along with impressive stats in rebounding and steals. His scoring numbers are not surprising with a shooting success rate of nearly 60 percent.

Elderkin has retained most of the squad that powered through the lower ranks of the EBL with his sons, Paul and Mark both re-signed. Also returning after a year away is Greek player Notis Chalkidis and big man Liam O’Mahoney flying back from a term in Spain. These players along with some successful sharp shooters should make up an impressive debut for the Wildcats.

Roster

Coach: Dave Elderkin

One to watch: Ralph Bucci- his numbers aren’t to be ignored. Bucci’s brilliance will simply make him one of the playmakers of the season.

Mark Elderkin – Guard, Captain
Paul Elderkin – Forward
Jordan Bohannon – Guard
Kevin Bulger – Guard
Sam Chambers – Forward
Michael Davies- Forward
Adam Henderson – Guard
Colm Hickey – Guard
Stephen Jones – Forward
John Morgan – Guard
Paul Nelson – Forward
Liam O’Mahoney – Forward
Chris Pearce – Guard
Graham Pape – Forward
Ritchie Summerbell – Guard

Key Information

Address: Northumbria House, Aykley Heads, Durham DH1 5TS
Website: www.godurhamwildcats.com
Email: contact@durhamwildcats.org.uk
Tel: 0191 384 4940

Home Venue: Newton Aycliffe LC, Beveridge Arcade, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, DL5 4EH

Tickets
Online: www.godurhamwildcats.com/wildcats-tickets
By Phone: 01325 300 500
Available on the door

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