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.”