Sharks snatch Marsden

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The DBL Sharks Sheffield are excited to announce the signing of Yorkshire-born power forward Rob Marsden.

The Doncaster native has joined the Sheffield team from derby rivals Leeds following a very impressive year, when he was involved in Force taking scalps such as Newcastle and Sharks themselves along the way.

Marsden has gained a reputation of being a hard-nosed, skilled big man that brings a strong effort to every game. In his last season with Force, he averaged 14 points and 8 rebounds per game, finishing the season 4th in the BBL for rebounding.

“We have had an eye on Rob for some time, so we are really pleased that he is on board with us,” said Head Coach, Atiba Lyons.

“We think he will complement our existing players well and help us achieve our goals.

“He really fits our style of play at Sheffield and adds another consistent scorer in the paint and a strong rebounder.

“Rob is a tough player and has a strong work ethic on the floor, so coupled with [Mike] Tuck and [Tony] Wroblicky, that will be a frontcourt to contend with!"

Meanwhile the player himself added: “I have had a chance to speak to Mike Tuck in the last couple of years and I thought we would play well off each other.

"I’m excited to play for my home county club and especially with the pieces we already have in place” said Marsden.

The forward will be in action at the BBL All Stars Championship on Sunday 24th September at The O2 London. Tickets will be available through the Sharks office from Monday 17th July.

Posted in DBL Sharks Sheffield, Fading Feature, Signings
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