American on point for Sheffield Sharks

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DBL Sharks Sheffield have signed 6’3 American guard Chris Alexander.

Alexander has played most of his career in the highly touted Pro A German league and has a wealth of experience and a sharp scoring mentality.

Atiba Lyons, the coach, said: “I saw Chris play at the Tigers Academy in Warrington shortly after the season.

“He is a very dynamic guard who plays with a fire and a grit you can’t teach.

“I am excited to see him perform. I think he is happy for a change of scenery and to prove what he can do.”

Last season Alexander was third in scoring in Pro A with 17.6 ppg and 3.3 apg.

Following seven years in Germany his reputation developed as a great leader and mentor to younger players.

The 33-year-old said: “I am excited to get the season underway.

“After meeting Coach Lyons and GM Sarah Backovic I feel comfortable in the situation.

“They have a strong desire to win and I want to bring my winning mentality to Sheffield “ said Alexander.

After completing seven years with the same club ETB Wohnbaun Baskets Essen, Chris decided to make the leap for a new challenge.

“I was just ready for something different. I have had a great run, but at this point of my career I really wanted to have a different experience and I know the UK is a very tough league.”