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09
Aug
2017

Young Gun Hickson Joins Force

Leeds Force have announced the signing of young prospect Liam Hickson for the 2016/17 BBL campaign. Hickson joins Force after a spell in the Spanish 5th tier.  Force Head Coach Mika Turunen is looking forward to working with Hickson.  He said “Liam is a player for the future.  We will work hard with him this...
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08
Aug
2017

Nix Set To Light Up Force

Leeds Force are delighted to announce the signing of exciting American forward Tavarion Nix. Nix joins Force off the back of an impressive campaign in Thailand’s top league for Kabayan Pilipinas.  The star forward posted an impressive 18.3 points, 15.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.4 blocks per game. Leeds Force Head Coach Mika Turunen is...
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07
Aug
2017

Force Sign Experienced Bankevics

Leeds Force have today announced the signing of veteran wing Ingus Bankevics for the 2017/18 BBL season. Bankevics has had an extensive career across Europe including two seasons with Manchester Giants in the BBL, where he averaged 16.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game whilst shooting 38% from the perimeter. The 6’5” Latvian...
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29
Jul
2017

Star Guard Childress Signs

Leeds Force are delighted to announce the signing of star point guard Eric Childress for the 2017/18 BBL season. Childress joins Leeds Force after a stellar career at UC Santa Barbara in NCAA Div 1, where he averaged 9.2 points, 3.6 assists and 2.2 steals per game in his senior year.  Leeds Force CEO, Mark...
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28
Jul
2017

Deogratias In For Leeds Force

Leeds Force have signed young British forward Antonio Deogratias for the upcoming BBL season. Deogratias, a graduate of Leeds Beckett University, joins Force after a short spell with Bradford Dragons in Division One.  Force Head Coach, Mika Turunen is looking forward to developing Deogratias.  He said “Antonio is super athletic and his quickness could cause...
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27
Jul
2017

Cook Signs With Leeds Force

Leeds Force have signed guard Jordan Cook for the 2017/18 BBL season. Cook joins Leeds after a spell with CB Salt within the Spanish EBA division.  Leeds Force Head Coach, Mika Turunen, is pleased to have signed Cook.  He said “Jordan has a surprisingly high basketball IQ for such a young age and understands the...
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26
Jul
2017

Leeds Force Bring Back Mourier

Leeds Force have today announced the return of Isaac Mourier for his third season with Yorkshire BBL club. The Leeds Beckett University student will be combining his studies with playing for Leeds Force in the BBL.  Mourier is a versatile player who is as comfortable playing on the perimeter as he is mixing it up...
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25
Jul
2017

Appleyard Returns To Force

Leeds Force today announce the return of Aidan Appleyard for the forthcoming BBL season. Appleyard, who is a product of the Leeds Beckett University programme, will be returning for his third season in the purple and grey of Leeds Force. Leeds Force CEO, Mark Mills, is pleased to have Aidan back.  He said “He has...
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24
Jul
2017

Fullah Force’s First Signing

Leeds Force are delighted to announce Allie Fullah as their first signing for the 2017/18 BBL season. Fullah graduated Charleston Southern in the Big South conference, in NCAA Division One, where he averaged 4.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in just a little over 13 minutes of action per game. Leeds Force CEO, Mark...
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21
Jul
2017

Turunen Announced As Force Coach

Leeds Force are delighted to announce the signing of Mika Turunen as the club’s new Head Coach. The Finnish playcaller brings a wealth of experience with him to Leeds for the upcoming BBL season.  Turunen has coached for over 30 years in top European leagues including Russia, Finland, Luxembourg, Kosovo and Hungary.  His most recent...
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