SEP 00] COVENTRY CRUSADERS NEWS
Crusaders Lure Another Recruit
days to go until the new basketball season, Bupa Coventry Crusaders
have strengthened their squad with another signing.
final stage of Matt Collins’ move to Coventry from London to play
for the Crusaders has now been completed.
has taken part in the last two friendlies, but his move to the club
was still up in the air.
he has been given a firm job offer in the city and the Crusaders have
snapped him up.
has played basketball for clubs in Brixton, Crystal Palace, Ware and
most recently, in Ireland.
has been a leader in three point shot percentage and in the number of
assists he makes during a game.
plays the point guard position, which makes it necessary for him to
handle the ball with great skill and speed, and to see the players on
the floor so he can set up open players effectively.
season he averaged 14 points and a phenomenal ten assists per game.
Coach Dip Donaldson said:
tried to get Collins last season, but it didn’t work out.
just wasn’t the right time for the move, so I am over the moon
that it has all worked out for him to join the Crusaders this
point guard position is so important in basketball, and Collins is a
fine example of a very well rounded and talented one.
are really pleased to have him here.
His play will add speed and knock up our game to another
his part-time job with Action Against Crime, Collins will also be
available to help with the Crusader Foundation’s coaching
development programme, taking coaching sessions in schools and in the
community around Coventry and Warwickshire.
will be in action with the new-look Crusaders as they play their
opening game of the season on Saturday at the Coventry Sports &
Leisure Centre. Tip off is 7.30 pm, and tickets are £4 per person.