Former NBA D-League star Roderick Wilmont has become the fourth player to join the Cheshire Phoenix ranks in the past three days.
Guard Wilmont, 31, has arrived at the Northgate Arena having spent a large part of his career in the NBA D-League, the feeder league to the world-famous NBA, where he turned out for Erie Bay Hawks before enjoying a successful three years with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
He went undrafted in the 2007 NBA draft but signed a short-term contract with the New York Knicks, spending only a fortnight as a Knicks player in their Summer League squad and NBA training camp before being released as an unrestricted free agent in October of that year. The following year he turned out in the Summer League with the Milwaukee Bucks four times.
Wilmont, who graduated from Indiana University back in 2007, has had spells this side of the Atlantic with French side Evreux and Swedish outfit LF Basket and joins Aleek Pauline, David Aliu, Aleksandar Sasha Cuic, Demond Watt and Devan Bailey on the Nix roster for next season.
With the high standard of the D-League, the arrival of the 6ft 4ins guard will have no doubt raised some eyebrows among other BBL clubs, with his addition a clear statement of intent from the Nix organisation who have made no secret of their wish to challenge for honours next season and avoid the poor start which they endured last campaign.