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Mockford and Okereafor sign Flyers extension

Ben Mockford and Teddy Okereafor have extended their contracts with Bristol Flyers until the end of the season.

31-year-old guard, Mockford – who has 41 caps for Great Britain – had initially signed on a short-term deal but has now extended his stay with the club until the end of the 2020-21 campaign.

Mockford has made four appearances for the Flyers so far, averaging six points per game since he joined club at the start of the month.

Flyers Head Coach Andreas Kapoulas said: “We’re very pleased to see Ben continuing with us for the rest of the season.

“He is a true two-way player and brings a tremendous amount of experience and grit to our backcourt.

“We’ve had to deal with a number of changes to our backcourt since the start of the season, so consistency at the guard spots will help our team find the necessary rhythm moving forward as we enter the second most important part of the season.”

Great Britain International Teddy Okereafor also originally signed on a short-term contract but has now committed to the club until the end of the 2020-21 campaign.

Since joining the club in November, Okereafor has made eight appearances for the Flyers in all competitions, averaging 8.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game.

In his most recent performance, Okereafor posted 16 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds against the Surrey Scorchers, earning himself a place in the BBL Team of the Week.

Flyers Head Coach Andreas Kapoulas added: “Teddy arrived in November and as anticipated, he has made a big impact to our team in the relatively short period that he has been in Bristol.

“It’s truly great to have a player of his experience and ability continue with the club as we enter the most crucial months of the season in the new year.”