Leicester Riders have announced the signing of Swedish forward Alex Larsson out of UC Riverside following four positive years.
Larsson averaged 9.8 points per game in his senior season, starting for the Highlanders the majority of his collegiate carrier in the Big West Conference.
The 22-year old forward also represented Sweden at the FIBA Under-18 and Under-20 European Championships.
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Head Coach Rob Paternostro is pleased with the new addition to the roster.
“Alex had a good four years at Riverside; he started 114 out of 120 games played and was a player who showed great improvement which resulted in him receiving honourable mention All-Big West his senior year.
“He is a big man who does a good job on the glass and is able to use his body to carve space out around the basket. He has shown the ability to score out of the post and defend his position which we feel will be really beneficial to our team this season.
“We are expecting him to come in a provide a physical presence on the floor, and to be a guy that is difficult to play against.”
Larsson will see his first action with the Riders on the road in Belgium before taking the floor at the Morningside Arena in Leicester on August 31st against the USA Select.