Downing rides back to Leicester


The Riders are delighted to confirm that Anthony Downing will return to the side after recovering from injury ahead of schedule.

The Atchison born point-guard can't wait to get back in the Riders' jersey.

"I'm beyond excited about coming back. I love basketball so much and I loved my time playing for the Riders," explained a delighted Downing.

"I'm so excited to get back there and help get the Riders back to winning ways.

"I've missed playing our home games at the JSC and the excitement that the fans bring. They really care about the programme."

Before his injury, Downing racked up 179 points in 12 BBL Championship games for the Riders and averaged 15.4 points per game for the side.

"I am coming back to do all I can to try and help us get back to the first place spot," he added.

"We have some tough games coming up. I've been training and lifting out here for a few weeks now and I'm ready to go."