LEICESTER Riders basketball chief Rob Pasternostro today hailed the ‘’tremendous progress’ made by fast-rising Loughborough College star Jamell Anderson during his first 12 months with the British Basketball League club.
Anderson, 22, arrived at Riders last season as a scholar with the Loughborough Basketball Programme, combining playing top class basketball with coaching local youngsters during a hectic season.
Pasternostro, who was at College today to mark the announcement of Team GB and Riders skipper Drew Sullivan as the new coach of Loughborough Student Riders, said: “Jamell is a great example of what this programme is all about. It’s fantastic to have young players combining furthering their education and their sport.
“Jamell has made tremendous progress. A year ago he wasn’t getting consistent playing time, but by the play-off final against Newcastle he was one of our big men to come off the bench – that’s a testament to how far he has come.”
Pasternostro also revealed he’d received glowing reports of Anderson’s spell with the GB Under 23 development squad during the summer and said: “They have very high hopes for Jamell in the future and we’re delighted to have him here at Leicester Riders.”Tags: Jamell Anderson, Leicester Riders, Loughborough College, Rob Pasternostro