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Stewart signs for Leopards
4:05pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in Local Sport
BASKETBALL: ESSEX Leopards have announced their first new signing of the summer with the acquisition of English forward Siman Stewart.
The 6ft 6ins forward was captain at Team Northumbria who finished third on their Division One debut last season having spent two years in the north east following a season at Worcester Wolves in the BBL.
Stewart started his career at Leopards’ now defunct Division One rivals Coventry Crusaders.
Coach Robert Youngblood was delighted with his new signing.
He said: “I spoke to Mark Stuetal, Team Northumbria’s coach, and Siman was the one player he didn’t want to lose this summer. Fab Flournoy at Newcastle Eagles also highly rates him, and I think Siman will be an excellent signing for us.”
Stewart is excited about joining up with the Big Cats.
He said: “I’m delighted to be joining the Essex Leopards.
“The franchise has proven itself to be an elite club in the EBL and sets its goals for the very top each and every year.
“I’m very excited by the prospect of the new campaign and hopefully being able to add more silverware to the collection.”
Leopards fans will have their first chance to see 28-year-old Stewart in action on Friday, September 6 when Team USA are the visitors to the Brentwood Centre, tip-off 8pm.
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