Thunder to host USA Select side

WORTHING Thunder Basketball Club have announced a pre-season fixture against a USA Select side next month.

Daniel Hildreth
Daniel Hildreth

The Ziffit-sponsored club will take on the USA side at Worthing Leisure Centre on September 7.

The USA side will comprise travelling American players who are looking for deals around Europe. Some of Worthing’s past imports, including Hank Rivers and Ryan Patton, have played for the Select team in the past.

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Thunder coach Daniel Hildreth said: “It’s always great to play a pre-season fixture with the USA Select team, who always bring with them a group of guys that are competitive and willing to do anything to impress whoever is watching.

“It is certainly great to welcome USA Select coach Sean Kilmartin again and, for us, it’s a great challenge so that I can see where we are and what level we are at for the start of the season.”

The game tips-off at 7.30pm. Tickets will be £5 for adults and £3 for children.