Rodriguez to roll with Riders

Mike Rodriguez will join Leicester Riders as the reigning champions moved to¬†further strengthen their backcourt with the addition of the guard, ahead of next month’s All-Stars Basketball Championship and the 2017-18 BBL season.

Rodriguez, a Boston native, joins from Southern Illinois University where he led the team in scoring with 12.9 points, as well as contributing 4.0 assists per game in his senior season.

“Mike is an exciting player,” said Head Coach, Rob Paternostro on his latest signing.

“I really enjoyed watching him play and was impressed with his ability to make plays for himself and others.

“He is a tough guy to defend, his passing, ball handling and athleticism will help make an impact on the game and alongside his scoring he was able to get to the free-throw line 6 times per game his senior year.”

Rodriguez is expected to join the team next week as pre-season training ramps up ahead of the All-Stars Basketball Championship, as well as the start of the regular season the following week.

Leicester Riders will be in action against the USA Select this Saturday with tickets available by CLICKING HERE.