Leicester Riders Re-Sign Star Point Guard Neil Watson - Hoopsfix.com

Leicester Riders Re-Sign Star Point Guard Neil Watson

Leicester Riders have begun preparation for the 2015-16 season after announcing the re-signing of key point guard Neil Watson.

The 24-year-old rookie out of Southern Mississippi led the league in assists with 7.9 per game with more than 250 dished out over the course of the season.

Watson was one of the leading guards in the BBL, and the Riders have made an early statement of intent for next season by keeping hold of the American.

His season-highs in points (26) and assists (17) both came against Leeds Force, in consecutive months, with the Kansas City native recording eight double-doubles during the campaign.

Watson impressed throughout his rookie season and was named in the Hoopsfix All-BBL first team as well as claiming Rookie of the Year.

With Watson’s return confirmed, it means the top two in the assists charts will be playing in the BBL again next season following Josh Wilcher’s decision to stay with Plymouth Raiders.

Keep up with all the BBL off-season activity with our roster tracker, coming soon.

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