Force put faith in potential of Hickson

Leeds Force have announced the signing of young prospect Liam Hickson for the 2016-17 BBL campaign.

Hickson joins Force after a spell in the Spanish basketball and Force Head Coach Mika Turunen is looking forward to working with the rising star.

He said: “Liam is a player for the future. We will work hard with him this season to help him develop his game. His love for basketball is amazing and it is that passion that will help him grow as a player.”

Hickson is looking forward to the next step in his career and stated: “Leeds Force is an amazing opportunity for me. They are very ambitious club and it will be great to be a part of that.

“This ambition has really been shown by bringing in a coach in of the calibre of Coach Turunen. I think as a team we have an opportunity to achieve a lot this season and I can assure the fans that we will do whatever it takes to get wins and make it to the Play-Offs”

Hickson is another good addition to the fresh and young looking Force roster, as they build towards the BBL season, which tips off on 29th September with the visit of Esh Group Eagles Newcastle to the Carnegie Sports Arena. Tickets for that game will go on sale shortly through the club website.