WORCESTER Wolves stepped up their recruitment drive ahead of the new British Basketball League (BBL) campaign with the signing of American point guard Will Funn.

Funn, who stands 6’2’’ tall, has shown throughout his career he is a quality point guard and one of the top passers in the game.

Last term, Funn starred for the top-ranked San Diego Wildcats in the American Basketball Association (ABA) before a late-season switch to Frayles de Guasave of the top flight CIBACOPA in Mexico.

He took the seventh-ranked team all the way to the seventh and final game of the CIBACOPA Finals, averaging 16.5 points-per-game and dishing out almost seven assists per game.

Wolves director of basketball Mick Donovan is delighted to have Funn at the head of their offence.

He said: “This is always an exciting part of the season as we rebuild the team and finding the court-leader is always one of the biggest challenges.

“The capture of Will Funn is genuinely exciting and head coach Skouson Harker has worked hard to find a player he really believes in. We cannot wait to introduce him to the Wolves fans.”

Harker added: “Will is our new floor general and he has shown he can run a team as well as anyone.

“He can be a top player in the BBL — he has a great attitude and is focused on his ultimate dream of playing at the highest level in the future. As a coach, you want guys to be focused and determined on achieving their dreams.

“I am happy Will has decided on Worcester.”

In America, as a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division One player, Funn led Portland State to the 2005 Big Sky Conference title. Remarkably, Funn also led the division, which consists of more than 300 teams, in assists-per-game with 8.0. His 2.2 steals-per-game saw him finish second in the conference.

Funn has had impressive stops since his collegiate days, including 16 assists-per-game in the 2005/06 season with the Gallup Tallons of the ABA. That season saw him tally 24 assists twice which is an ABA record.

He was named an ABA All-Star in 2006 as well as in 2007 as he led the league again with 11 assists-per-game with the Tijauna Dragons.

Funn then went on to lead the competitive International Basketball League in assists in the summer of 2007 with 14.9 per game to go along with 12.8 points and 6.4 rebounds. Funn is determined to bring success to Wolves and has set his sights high. He said: “Coach Harker told me where he thought we stood in the BBL and in my mind you only shoot for the top spot.

“This is my mentality and I plan to bring this attitude to Worcester. We will set our sights very high as winning is what I am all about.”

Meanwhile, Wolves have announced their ticket prices for the forthcoming season. Adult tickets will cost £10 per game, while a season ticket is £145.

For juniors and concessions, it will be £5 per game or £80 for a season ticket.