The Mack is again! The Leicester
Riders have introduced their first acquisition of the summer time as they’ve secured
return of level guard Kimbal Mackenzie for the 2023/24 season.
Mackenzie, who has signed a
one-year deal, is getting into his third consecutive marketing campaign with the Riders and capped
off an incredible marketing campaign final outing with averages of 12.7 factors and three.8 assists
to earn a spot on the Molten British Group of the 12 months.
Reflecting on the return of
Mackenzie, Riders Head Coach Rob Paternostro mentioned:
“Kimbal has been glorious
for us and we’re thrilled to have him again on the membership. We’ve got loved
working with him these previous two seasons, he’s a participant who comes able to play
“He’s a flexible guard who
could be efficient in many alternative spots on the ground and has proven the flexibility
to make profitable performs in necessary moments of the sport.
“His potential to fill
completely different roles final seasons was very spectacular.”
Mackenzie’s kind within the
2022/23 marketing campaign for Leicester definitely turned heads, with quite a few
game-winning performances for the previous Champions – his 31-point explosion
towards the Cheshire Phoenix in February proving a selected spotlight.
“My household and I are thrilled
to be returning to Leicester for my third season.” Mackenzie mentioned.
“Since day one, Leicester has
felt like residence, and within the enterprise of being an expert athlete, it may be
uncommon to be with the identical staff for a number of years, so I’m grateful for that.
“In deciding to return again,
it’s the tradition that Coach Rob has constructed for years that performed a giant half. Rob
is a gamers’ coach, and the final word competitor, somebody who I like going to
battle with. I sit up for enjoying with an incredible group of fellows, and to
profitable numerous basketball video games!”
Mackenzie’s kind earned him
his first call-up to the Nice Britain Senior squad, making his debut in a FIBA
World Cup Qualifier towards Serbia in Belgrade.
Head to our YouTube channel
to relive a few of Kimbal’s biggest performances for the Riders final yseason!