Christmas may be over, but the Worcester Wolves have one more present for their loyal supporters after confirming Robert Gilchrist will remain for the duration of the 2017-18 season.
The Great Britain power forward joined the Wolves on a temporary contract at the beginning of December and has quickly become an integral part of the team as they reached the BBL Cup Final at Arena Birmingham.
“My first month has been positive for the team and myself after a long time not being able to play," said Gilchrist.
"It’s a pleasure and I’m so grateful to be healthy and playing again.
"Originally, I was strongly advised to simply get back playing in an ideal situation by GB coaching staff/management as well as long time trusted coach Lloyd Gardner.
"This has been exactly that thanks to Coach Paul James, Mick Donovan and the guys on the team who have done a great job allowing a smooth transition on and off the court.
"I look forward to getting in top form and helping the team moving forward in the New Year."
Since joining, Gilchrist has averaged an impressive 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks per game.
Coach James added: "I’m delighted and sure the players will be just as pleased that Robert has decided to stay with us for the remainder of the season.
"Robert has already made a big impression both on and off the court and gives the team an element we have never had. This is great news for the team and we look forward to moving forward with Robert until the end of the season."
Wolves Managing Director Mick Donovan said: "Everyone at the club is thrilled that Robert has shown this commitment for the remainder of the season.
"In the short time that he has been with us, he has been fully engaged in all parts of the club off the court and clearly brings an exciting dimension on the court.
"This really bodes well for the remainder of the season."
You can join over 400 Worcester Wolves fans supporting the team at the BBL Cup Final on January 28 with tickets available at www.worcesterwolves.org