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Levett Essex Leopards hire Hitchman again

PUBLISHED: 15:30 15 August 2016

Justin Hitchman in action for Essex Leopards (pic: Paul Phillips)

Justin Hitchman in action for Essex Leopards (pic: Paul Phillips)

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Big man returns to Big Cats

Levett Essex Leopards’ coach Steve Ogunjimi had continued to build his side ahead of the new season with the re-signing of forward Justin Hitchman.

The 6ft 7in Hitchman joined last summer from Division One rivals Westminster Warriors and had an impressive season with the Leopards, keeping the fans entertained with some massive dunks.

Ogunjimi is understandably pleased to have Hitchman back and believes he can be a key part of his side.

“I am very happy to have Justin back on our roster for the upcoming season” he said.

“He is a powerhouse of a player who scores, defends and rebounds very well for us. He carried us to a few wins last season and I expect his second year with us to be even better now he is comfortable in our system.

“Justin also brings a very competitive and in-your-face attitude to the team and I love that. I hope it spreads amongst our players to become our overall identity.”

Fans of the Big Cats will get the chance to see the new-look Leopards in action when they host Team USA Select at the Brentwood Centre on Sunday September 4.

There is also a pre-game coaching session for youngsters. See leopardsbasketball.co.uk for details.

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