Rocks add Great Britain international Josephs

Glasgow Rocks have added more depth with the signing of Great Britain international Kofi Josephs, for the 2017-18 season.

At the age of 26, the 6ft 6in guard from Birmingham has a wealth of basketball experience, having started off his college basketball career at John Brown, before finishing his last 2 years at Fort Lewis NCAA D2, where he averaged over 9 points per game.

Josephs started his professional career at Hertener Loewen in Germany where he averaged 20.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game.

After an impressive rookie season in Germany, Josephs was selected as part of the initial 24 players for the Great Britain Senior Men roster for FIBA Eurobasket 2017, coming up just short of the last 12 that headed to Istanbul.

But, a twist of fate saw Josephs receive a late re-call to the GB Senior Men’s squad as an injury replacement for Carl Wheatle, who sustained a tournament ending knee injury.

Most recently, Josephs made 3 appearances with CB-Chantada-Galicia-Vento in Spain averaging 26.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 7 assists per game, before deciding to move to Glasgow.

Coach, Tony Garbelotto, has been on the lookout for an impact player and believes Kofi Josephs is the man.

He declared: “I am excited that Kofi has decided to join the Rocks and play in the BBL. His play in the summer was a revelation and that is why he made the final GB roster for Eurobasket.

“I believe that he can make a similar impact with the Rocks and the BBL and I am looking forward to integrating him within our team.”

Glasgow Rocks are away to Leicester Riders tonight where Josephs will make his debut for the Rocks.

Tickets are available for the next home game via the Rocks website at www.glasgowrocks.co.uk/tickets