Glasgow Rocks have confirmed the signing of Scottish International, Alasdair Fraser, for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons. The signing will also initiate a two year sponsorship deal with UWS, who have come onboard as Fraser’s official player sponsor
Fraser, who originates from Falkirk in Scotland, will play an integral role in the growth of the Rocks franchise after signing a 2 year deal which will see him committed to the only men’s professional basketball team in Scotland until the end of the 2018/19 season.
“I am really looking forward to the next two seasons with the Rocks,” enthused Fraser.
“This seemed like the perfect time to come home to play with the Rocks especially with them setting up a new partnership with the University of the West of Scotland.
“This will give me the opportunity to complete my Masters degree while playing in front of family and friends who have not been able to see as many games while I have been playing abroad.
“I’m looking forward to what will, hopefully, be a successful couple of years on and off court.”
Rocks newly appointed Head Coach, Tony Garbelotto, said: “I am really excited that we have been able to sign Ali for the next two years.
“He was my number one target when I took the job and I think we have added another high level player to our already talented Scottish core.
“He is an extremely hard working and effective player who can play both inside and out and I am really looking forward to working with him.”
Glasgow Rocks co-owner, Duncan Smillie, is looking forward to his first full season at the helm and added: “We are delighted Ali is joining us at The Rocks for at least the next 2 seasons.
“I met Ali a couple of months ago and he made it clear he wanted to be here, in his own words he had ‘unfinished business at The Rocks’ and the fans ‘hadn’t seen the best of him’ when he was here previously.
“Ali is an outstanding player and I’m sure he’ll be one of the best British players in the BBL next season, I’m very excited he’s joining our revolution!”
Fraser will be coming off the back of a season at German Pro A team, Erdgas Ehingen where he averaged 10.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game. Prior to his professional career he played for Sony Centre Falkirk Fury in Scotland, followed by a collegiate career at the University of Maine (NCAA) where he averaged an impressive 13.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game in his final season.
At 24 years of age, Fraser is highly regarded as the future of Scottish Basketball and Glasgow Rocks fans will now get the opportunity to see him in action week in week out at the Emirates Arena.
The Rocks 2017/18 BBL campaign will officially begin on the 1st October when they host the DBL Sharks Sheffield in what is sure to be a mouth watering opening round encounter.
A full list of Glasgow Rocks fixtures can now be accessed via the Rocks website at www.glasgowrocks.co.uk/fixtures