Thunder commence squad build

Worthing ThunderWorthing Thunder Basketball Club is pleased to announce the first two players to put pen to paper, signing for the forthcoming 2009-10 season, the first to be played under new Head Coach Dave Titmuss.

The first is new signing Reggie Bratton, who comes to Worthing from Lenoir-Rhyne University in North Carolina, where he led the team in point scoring in both his Junior and Senior seasons. The 6'4" Guard/Forward is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina and is pleased to be heading to the South Coast: "I am happy to be coming to a team which has had past success in the EBL, and I look forward to bringing success now that the Thunder have moved up to the BBL".

Club Operations Director Alan Sweetman-Hicks is also happy that the club has secured Reggie's services: "Reggie comes to us with an excellent record from his college in America and has also impressed at the various camps he has attended. Although 6'4" he plays bigger than that and will prove a difficult match up for his opponents – he was the first name on Coach Titmuss' list once he has agreed to coach the team, so we are pleased that we have been able to sign him. I'm sure he will become a big favourite with our supporters."

The second signing will need no introduction to the Thunder fans, nor supporters throughout the BBL, as the ever popular Daniel Hildreth returns to the club for his seventh season.

Point guard Hildreth has made 127 appearances in his previous six seasons with the Thunder and averages 3.5 assists per game, and will combine his playing role with that of Community Development Director, where his hard work means that the club now has players going into many schools in Sussex to coach, and will go into even more this coming season.