GREAT Britain and England international Kofi Josephs has joined Worcester Wolves for the upcoming British Basketball League season.

The Birmingham-born shooting guard joins Wolves after playing for Swedish top-flight club Nassjo and Breidablik in Iceland’s premier division where he averaged 21.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per game last season.

The 27-year-old who stands at 6ft 6in represented England at the Commonwealth Games in Australia in 2018 and has previously played in the BBL with the Glasgow Rocks.

“My aspirations for this season are to try and help Worcester get back to where they were all those previous seasons before,” Josephs said.

“I am here to help Wolves return to a winning program.

“I am really excited to join the team, it is going to be a completely different look to last year which is exciting as anything can happen. I am excited to get going.

“The league is very competitive now so it is fun going to war every night.

“I have known for a while how great the fan base is at Worcester after playing against Wolves a number of times and being on the opposing team.

“It will be great to have the Wolf Pack behind me this time. The support will be great.”

Newly-appointed head coach Matt Newby is delighted to make his first signing and reckons Josephs will be a “great model” for youngsters in the area.

“I am excited about the arrival of Kofi,” Newby said.

“It is important that we have high calibre domestic players within our core and I feel Kofi has the ability to impact the game at both ends of the floor.

“He brings versatility to our perimeter with a consistency from range and the ability to create his own advantage.

“He has an appetite to improve and a strong work ethic which couples well.

“His attitude and aptitude are what I expect from a player of his calibre.

“I look forward to working with him and seeing him embrace his roles and responsibilities on the floor and within our broader community.

“As a young man from the Midlands who has used basketball as a vehicle to change his life he will make a great role model for the young people in our region.”