Wolves move in for Lithuanian ace Visockis

DONATAS VISOCKIS: Worcester's new 6ft 10ins centre, pictured playing against Wolves, and new team-mate Jamal Williams, last season.

DONATAS VISOCKIS: Worcester's new 6ft 10ins centre, pictured playing against Wolves, and new team-mate Jamal Williams, last season.

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IMPOSING Lithuanian centre Donatas Visockis has become the latest player to join Worcester Wolves for the new season.

The 6ft 10ins 28-year-old has been snapped from British Basketball League rivals Cheshire Phoenix and is the second centre to link-up with Wolves following the arrival of American Robert Thurman.

Visockis’ move also rekindles Wolves’ relationship with Lithuania after Arnas Kazlauskas and Arturas Masiulis left the club at the end of the 2012-13 season.

He is among the BBL’s top five rebounders and averaged 11 points per game last term, also playing against Worcester at the University Arena.

Director of basketball Paul James said: “I’m delighted Donatas has joined Wolves.

“He impressed me when we played Cheshire last year and posted good numbers over the course of the season. He’ll do well for us.

“We have had a strong tradition of Lithuanian players at the club, but last year was the first time for quite a while where there were none in the squad.

“There is a lively Lithuanian community in and around Worcester andI’m looking forward to seeing them come along to the University Arena to support Donatas.”

Visockis, who has also played in Cyprus, Belgium and France, said: “I enjoyed my stay at Chester. The one thing that was missing for me was winning any competitions.

“Worcester won two competitions last year, including the play-off final at Wembley. They were the best team last season, so anybody would be proud to join them.”

The recruiting of Visockis and Thurman means Wolves have replaced both centres from last season in Will Creekmore and Andreas Schreiber.

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