Sharks coach Atiba Lyons says he is looking forward to new signing Allen Payne joining the team.
American Payne, aged 22, recently graduated from Auburn University where he played a key role in the tough South Eastern Conference.
Lyons said: “I am excited about Allen playing for the Sharks. He adds toughness and a high basketball IQ to a cohesive squad.
The 6’6” forward is the first new face after Sharks brought back the core of last season’s squad including BJ Holmes, Mike Tuck, Olu Babalola, Patrick Horstmann and Nick Lewis.
Sharks new season begins at home on Friday 26 September against Durham.