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Anthony Rowe has announced his retirement from professional basketball this summer after an ongoing battle with injuries.
The Plymouth-born forward enjoyed a successful career in the BBL with six trophies won in spells at hometown Raiders and Leicester Riders.
— Leicester Riders (@RidersBball) June 28, 2016
Rowe has spent the past four seasons with the Riders with each of the four pieces of silverware on his resume with his signature mid-range jumpshot a common theme throughout his career.
On his decision, the 30-year-old said: “I’ve been trying to avoid this decision for quite some time.
“Three knee surgeries later would suggest I have escaped the grasps of retirement on several occasions. But now it’s finally time to accept it.
“I am sad to leave the game that I love, but I am very excited for a new career. My mind is saying play another decade or two but my knees are saying no more.”
Rowe joins Barry Lamble in retirement and will feature in his upcoming Testimonial event in July before looking to explore options away from basketball having graduated from Loughborough University with a MSc in Business Management.