Cheshire Jets have added a new addition to their roster, Chris Commons, who will be playing in Britain for the very first time.
Twenty-five year-old Commons flies in for Cheshire Jets from having played most recently in Germany, and also previously in Bahrain, and brought through college in America at USC Aiken.
The 6’9″ forward now gives Coach Smith more options, placing him alongside Calvin Davis, Matt Schneck, and Colin O’Reilly.
Coach Smith feels he has found exactly what he is looking for in his new signing:
“He’s perfect for what we want in terms of size and youth, he’s been out of college – with a great record – for about a year, he was a Division 2 All-American, and consensus All-American. He’s tall, shoots the three, puts the ball on the floor, rebounds, passes, and does it all. He has the potential to be a star in this league.”
He went on to say:
“He’s a much decorated college player so he’s a real coup for us.”
Commons is ultimately relishing the prospect of coming over to play for the Jets saying: “I’m really looking forward to playing in Britain, I’m very excited. I feel it’s a very good decision and I’m grateful to the coach for this opportunity.
“One of the reasons why I wanted to sign was down to how straight-forward; honest and passionate the coach is to win. I want to just do my best, work hard and hope to do the same.” added Commons.
Confident of how his debut year may turn out, Commons sees many positives ahead:
“Last season they did fantastic, and if we can gel together on and off court, there is no reason why we cannot be successful and bring titles back to Cheshire, for ourselves but mainly for the fans.”
With the Jets’ fourth signing completed, the summer scouting goes on, and Coach Smith has a clear idea of how he sees his team will shape up:
“More youth and more size has been the focus of recruitment this summer. We were too old last year and we got bullied in the big games, and they are the two things we have to look at.”