Bristol Flyers are entering their third season in the league as they continue to push the club in the right direction under the guidance of GB Under-20 head coach Andreas Kapoulas.
Last season: After making the BBL Play-Offs at their first attempt, the Flyers were unable to repeat the feat last season as they finished in 10th – five wins behind eighth spot. Bristol defeated Plymouth Raiders on the road prior to a Last Eight defeat in the BBL Cup, and bowed out in the opening round of the BBL Trophy.
Back again: Long-serving captain Greg Streete returns for his 12th season with Bristol and is once again joined by Roy Owen, Jordan Ranklin and Chris Bourne. The final player returning to the squad is Daniel Edozie who was one of the top rebounders in the league, last season.
Look who's arrived in Bristol… pic.twitter.com/LnCKU2ad5L
— Bristol Flyers (@BristolFlyers) August 28, 2016
New faces: The Flyers have three new imports for the new campaign and also snapped up Australian Michael Vigor from their South-West rivals, Plymouth. Lovell Cook reached the BBL Play-Off Final with London Lions in 2015 and makes his return to the league, while rookie point guard Hameed Ali takes over the role from Cardell McFarland. Athletic forward Brandon Boggs joins from a stint in Norway and is set to provide plenty of highlight plays this season with final new addition, Leslee Smith also arriving following a season in Europe.
Pre-Season: Bristol opened with a battling 74-69 win over USA Select last week and round out their preparations with a home and away double-header against Worcester Wolves.
Time for our photo gallery! ?
— Bristol Flyers (@BristolFlyers) September 9, 2016
Outlook: Bristol will be looking to make amends for a disappointing 2015-16 league campaign and with some exciting new arrivals, Kapoulas’ side add to what is expected to be another competitive season from top to bottom.
Flyers fans, book your tickets for the new season, HERE.