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News from British Basketball League: Four more BBL signings confirmed

The Nix have announced they are giving British point guard Johde Campbell his first pro start.

The 5’11 point guard joins the Phoenix after completing his Associates Degree at Missouri State – West Plains Junior College where he averaged 5.4 points per game and shooting over 36% from 3 point range.

Campbell a product of the Leicester Riders Charnwood Academy was voted into EABL Western Conference team of the year and was runner-up player of the year in 2017. 

The B Braun Sharks followed this announcement by confirming the return of favourite point guard Mackey McKnight for a third season. Despite a hiatus from the club last year, McKnight returned to help turn around the Sharks fortunes following the departure of players for personal reasons.

The Houston native enjoyed a consistent professional career but came to Sheffield averaging 11 points, 2 steals and 6 assists per game which put the Sharks in the battle for top 4 in the league and Play-Off semi-finals.

Plymouth Raiders were next as West Chester University graduate Jackson Hyland became Coach James’ next signing. Hyland joins, Wilcher, Hassan, Turner, Brandon and Johnson for the 19/20 season.

Jackson has spent the last four years studying in West Chester University and playing for the Golden Rams in Pennsylvania and recently earned his place in the All-Eastern College Athletics Conference team of the year.

Latvian sharpshooter Ingus Bankevics‘s return for Manchester Giants in what will be his fifth BBL campaign capped off another busy week of signing announcements. The adopted Mancunian had some instrumental performances last season, averaging 14 points per game on 35% three-point shooting, to go with two assists and two rebounds per outing.

Bankevics first joined Giants ahead of the 2014-15 season, and has played in 127 BBL games in his career, averaging 15 points per game while shooting 38% three-pointers and 82% at the free-throw line, the latter putting him among the BBL’s historic leaders.

Further information and reaction regarding the respective player announcements can be found on the club’s websites or by contacting the club directly: