Worthing Thunder Basketball Club today (Saturday September 6th) announced the signings of Rhys Francis and Jakub Bogusz, better known as ‘Kuba’.
Forward Rhys Francis joins the squad for his third season with the club and joining for his first season is Polish point guard Kuba. Francis, a 6’5” Rustington-based forward was unable to fully commit last season but is now ready to be a major contributor to the squad. Head Coach Daniel Hildreth is thrilled to have him on board.
Hildreth said: “I’m really happy that Rhys has decided to return to play another year at Thunder. For various reasons Rhys was unable to fully commit last season despite being a major player coming off the bench. He can fill more than one role on the team and is a very solid addition.”
“His contributions for an undersized big in our league are vital to us maintaining a certain level of play. Rhys flourishes with good team orientated structure and I feel again he will be a big help in striving to achieve our goals.”
The 27 year-old Bogusz comes in at the team’s starting point guard. The former Poland under-20 international has a vast amount of European experience, having played extensively in the Polish leagues including the premier PLK league.
Hildeth said: “Kuba has a very high basketball IQ and he is really looking forward to playing here in Worthing after spells in various divisions including top league in Poland.
“He also played for Poland national team as an under-20. Obviously with the absence of Tom Ward, having an experienced player like Kuba will only help. He has moved to Brighton and I’m hoping that this opportunity and the experiences he has gained will help some of the younger guys.”
Worthing Thunder start their season tonight against the USA Select team at the Worthing Leisure Centre. Tip-off is at 7.30 pm.
Pictured: Rhys Francis