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New-look Leopards back at Brentwood

15:30 06 February 2014

Courtney Van Beest impressed for Leopards in their win at Westminster (pic: Paul Phillips)

Courtney Van Beest impressed for Leopards in their win at Westminster (pic: Paul Phillips)

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Durant set for home debut as club complete another signing

It will be a new-look Leopards on show when they host Leicester Warriors at the Brentwood Centre on Sunday (4pm).

Shaun Durant will make his home debut for the Big Cats, having led their scoring in last week’s win at Westminster Warriors.

Leopards’ coach Robert Youngblood is also waiting on international clearance for a British guard with BBL experience.

The signing deadline was January 31, but Leopards obtained the necessary paperwork to get the player signed and are now waiting for his German club to clear him.

“We don’t want to announce the new player until everything’s cleared, but we think he make a real difference and help us push for the title,” said general manager Dave Ryan.

“We’re fourth in the table at the mid-point of the season, with games in hand over all of the top three. Realistically we’re going to have to win at Reading and Hemel if we’re going to finish as champions, but we think we have the team to do it.”

Leicester will arrive at the Brentwood Centre bottom of the table with a 2-11 record, but have improved since the Christmas break following their surprise signing of American point guard Sharrad Prezzie-Blue, who had previous starred in the BBL with Worcester Wolves.

A strong third period paved the way for Leopards to win 78-60 when the sides met in Leicester in November as Howard Crawford led the way with 22 points and Carl Josey, Ronnie Baker and Marvin Isebor each added ten points in a balanced offensive display.

Sunday’s game should see player-coach Youngblood return to action after suffering a knee injury in the win at Bradford a month ago, while veteran guard Ronnie Baker should return to the line-up after coaching the win at Westminster due to Youngblood’s suspension.

Tickets are available on the door at Brentwood, with more details online at www.leopardsbasketball.co.uk.

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