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Stan’s the man for Wolves
10:00am Saturday 28th July 2012 in Sport
WORCESTER Wolves have signed a former member of the University of Connecticut’s national championship winning team to their 2012 roster.
Six-foot eight-inch power forward Stanley Ocitti comes to Worcester after a much-travelled career that has seen him play several seasons in Europe and, most recently, stints in Canada and Australia.
Ocitti, 32, has been attracted to the city by the prospect of joining Paul James’ successful squad and at the same time being able to take up studies at the University of Worcester .
James is pleased that the close ties between the Wolves and the university are once more bearing fruit. He said: “Last year we were delighted to have so many players on our team who also took advantage of study opportunities at the university. Stan is another person who can help raise the playing quality of our BBL and university basketball programmes.”
Throughout his basketball career, Ocitti has been widely known as a rebounder and shot-blocker, but can also score when needed. In 2011 he averaged 22 points, 13 rebounds and two blocked shots a game with Australian side, the Cockburn Cougars. James is pleased to have another contributor, adding: “Stan is a multi-faceted player. He will give us some more defensive presence close to the basket and will also be an offensive threat.”
American/Dutch dual-national Ocitti is looking forward to coming to Worcester and said: “I’m really excited to be joining the Wolves organization. “I have heard a lot of positive things about basketball in the BBL from my friends who have played here.
“I am looking forward to contributing to the team in any way needed. After a long summer I can’t wait to get back on the court and start playing ball.”