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17
Nov
2017

Rimkus Joins Force Roster

Leeds Force are excited to announce the signing of 6’6” Forward Justas Rimkus.   Rimkus joins Leeds Force from Germany, where he has spent the start of this year’s season at TSV Crailsheim Merlins II where he averaged 8 points and 4 rebounds in six games. Rimkus started his career in his home country, Lithuania,...
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06
Nov
2017

Bankevics Leaves Leeds Force

Latvian native Ingus Bankevics has left Leeds Force. The 6’5” small forward, who lives in Manchester, joined Leeds Force in August ready for the start of the season. Bankevics has found it hard to juggle work, a new born baby and a basketball career and has requested to be released so he could concentrate on...
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02
Nov
2017

Force Pick Up Curth

Leeds Force are happy to announce the signing of 6’3” Wing player Eric Curth. Curth has spent the start of this year’s season at ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen where he averaged 12 points in three games. He is an experience professional having played four seasons in the Pro B in Germany and two seasons in...
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02
Nov
2017

“Ziggy” Departs Leeds Force

Swiss native Michel-Ofik Nzege (Ziggy) has left Leeds Force. Ziggy, a lengthy 6-foot-8 forward from Geneva, Switzerland, joined Leeds Force in early 2017 after graduating from East Carolina University, USA where he played in a number of NCAA basketball games.   Ziggy’s decision to leave the Force came following an opportunity for him to progress...
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12
Oct
2017

Bennett Brought In By Leeds

Leeds Force is pleased to announce the signing of American guard Tre Bennett. Bennett will join Leeds for his first professional season after graduating from Angelo State in the Lone Star Conference of NCAA Division II.  Having averaged 17 points, 5 assists and 2.7 rebounds in his senior season Bennett is ready to take a...
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05
Oct
2017

Force Land Forward Nzege

Leeds Force are delighted to announce the signing of 6’8” forward Michel-Ofik Nzege. The 6’8” forward recently graduated from East Carolina in the AAC in NCAA Division I, where he averaged 5.4 points and 3.8 rebounds in just 16 minutes of action per game across his college career. Nzege, also nicknamed ‘Ziggy, has represented the...
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25
Sep
2017

Coaching Changes For Force

Leeds Force today announce the appointment of Danny Nelson as the club’s new head coach.  Coach Nelson replaces Mika Turunen who has left the club with immediate effect. Nelson joins Force after a season as Head Coach with Giants Nordlingen in Germany’s Men’s Pro B basketball league.  This comes after a spell as Assistant Coach...
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22
Sep
2017

Babalola Departs Leeds Force

Leeds Force today announce the departure of Olu Babalola from the club’s playing roster.   The split was mutually agreed last week and the club wishes Olu all the best in the future, both on and off the court.
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18
Sep
2017

Force Make Changes At The Top

Leeds Force are excited to announce a new chapter in the management of the club.  Club Director, Scott Carter, will be taking on the Managing Director’s role with immediate effect, with Adoniah Lewis recruited as the club’s new General Manager. Scott Carter replaces Mark Mills, the club’s former CEO, who has departed the club with...
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16
Aug
2017

Force Sign Tenacious Hambleton

Leeds Force have today announced the signing of British guard Andrew Hambleton for the fast approaching BBL season. The 6’4” product of the SGS College was also part of the Loughborough University basketball programme before returning to Bristol to play for the Flyers last season, where he averaged 0.6 points and .6 rebounds per game...
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