Edozie returns for third season with Bristol Flyers

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Daniel Edozie has agreed a one-year extension with the Bristol Flyers.

The 6ft 8in forward, who signed his first professional contract with the club, has now committed until the end of the 2017/18 season.

Edozie played in all 33 games for the Flyers last season, averaging 6.6 points and seven rebounds per game.

“I’m very happy to be a part of the club again next season,” Edozie told bristolflyers.co.uk.

“Flyers are a growing organisation and I’ve really enjoyed the journey over the past two years. I’ve learned a lot during my time here so far and I firmly believe we’re going to have a successful season this year."

London-born Edozie joined the Flyers in August 2015, having previously played NCAA Division One basketball under current Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg at Iowa State University.

The 24-year-old, who holds a British passport, posted 12 double-doubles in 2015/16 and also led the league in rebounds (10.9 per game).

“The fact that our whole frontcourt from last season is returning really sends out a message to the rest of the league,” Edozie explained.

“We already know what we’re capable of on the court and that’s key in terms of building team chemistry.

"If you look at the most successful teams in the league, they have great chemistry because they bring the same players back, year after year. I’m really looking forward to playing with Leslee (Smith) and Mike (Vigor) again and I can’t wait for the season to get started."

Edozie becomes the fifth player to commit to Bristol Flyers for the 2017/18 season and will link up with the squad in August, in preparation for the club’s fourth year in the top flight of British basketball.

"Dan finished last season in a very strong manner and helped our team make the play-offs with his performances in April,” said Flyers head coach Andreas Kapoulas.

"He is a great role model for young people and has had to fight through adversity with a lot of hard work to get to where he is today.

“Dan is another great ambassador for what we do on and off the court and his return for a third season confirms the aspirations we have as a club.

“We've now bought back the whole of our frontcourt from last season, which is great in terms of chemistry as well as players who have experience in our system"

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