Windless for three

Tony WindlessVeteran Tony Windless has agreed a contract for a third season with the Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders.

The American-born forward, who will turn 41 next month, has been an influential part of the Riders’ success over the last two campaigns.  

“Tony is a winner and there aren’t many players out there who can match his CV in the BBL,” said Coach Rob Paternostro. “He knows what it takes to be successful in this league and he is still in amazing shape.  

“You can’t buy the experience he brings to the team, which will be invaluable for our young team, and down the stretch in close games he is the sort of player you want with the ball in his hands. I’m delighted to have him back on board.”  

Windless first came to the UK in 1994 and during a career that has included stops in London, Derby, Milton Keynes, Glasgow and Newcastle has won every major honour in the British game.  

After a successful pre-season tournament at John Sandford Sports Centre over the weekend, where Riders posted two huge wins, the season starts for real this weekend.  

Leicester’s open their season at home to Essex Pirates this Saturday (7.30) in the BBL Trophy, with tickets available via the club’s website – www.leicesterriders.co.uk.

Source: www.bbl.org.uk