THE Cheshire Jets have unveiled a new signing – but it is not Ron Artest.
While the much publicised deal to bring in the LA Laker has gone quiet, the Jets have announced the signature of rookie guard Adam Brown.
He is the second new player signed by the Jets as new head coach John Lavery puts his stamp on the team.
Brown, 22, hails from San Antonio in Texas and went to the University of Houston where he played for the Cougars.
At 6ft 4ins he measures a full four inches taller than last season’s BBL Championship MVP Jeremy Bell, something Lavery hopes will help improve the Jets’ physical presence.
“I’m really pleased we have secured Adam this season,” said Lavery.
“He’ll be one of the taller guards in our league and while he has a great outside game, with his height he has the capability to go inside as well.
“He will bring a tireless work ethic, precision passing and perimeter shooting, lockdown defence and a high basketball IQ.
“He has some big shoes to fill at the guard spot, replacing last season’s MVP, but I have no doubt that he will rise to this challenge and have a tremendous season.”
Brown was the Cougars’ second-leading scorer last season with an average of 12.6 points per game. He was fourth in the entire NCAA One College league in three point goal percentage at 42.3%.
The rookie said he plans to simply work for the team and try to win the BBL Championship.
“My targets for the season are quite simple,” he said. “Learning the system, doing my job to the best of my ability and hopefully helping the Jets to win a championship.
“I consider it an honour and a privilege to become a Cheshire Jet. I will do everything in my power to do the Jets fans proud.”
Jets signed another American ace, Bill Cole, last week.