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Matthew Bryan-Amaning is returning to the BBL for another spell after signing with Surrey Scorchers, the club confirmed.
The 31-year-old helped now-defunct London City Royals to the BBL Trophy title in their debut season, finishing with 26 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and four blocks in the win against his former side, London Lions.
Bryan-Amaning had a short spell in Mexico with Dorados, averaging 14.3 points and 5.4 rebounds over 16 league appearances, but now returns to the BBL.
“I’m happy to come in and help out a greatly run professional programme like the Scorchers,” he said. “Also, being able to play with a personal friend of many years in Tayo Ogedengbe.
“The team [has] started the season off solid and hope my presence and play can help them keep climbing up the table.
“I want to thank Coach Creon for the opportunity to play in the league and be on home soil again.”
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Head coach Creon Raftopoulos added: “I’m really happy and excited to have a player of Matt’s quality and calibre sign for us.
“We needed a defensive presence in the paint and we know he’ll be able to bring that for us.
“More importantly, he has won in a number of leagues that he has played in so he knows how to win.
“We’re looking forward to starting this journey with him and hopefully its something that with the plans that we have for the future, it won’t just be a short-term fix for us.”
The Scorchers also announced that Mike Thiep had now left the team. They have made a 4-4 start to the league campaign and visit Sheffield Sharks in their next game on Friday.