WORCESTER Wolves have secured the signing of American point guard George Marshall as they enter a "critical stage" in their British Basketball League season.

Marshall started this season at Bosnian side HKK Široki but left during ABA Liga Qualifications due to a sprained ankle injury.

The problem cleared up in January and Wolves are now hoping Marshall will make an "instant impact" as they look to seal their place in the play-offs.

His capture comes after Elvisi Dusha and Brandon Parrish resigned following a “breach of player rules” earlier this week.

Managing director Mick Donovan said: “We are entering a critical stage of the season and still have aspirations to do well on the court.”

“We believe that George will bring an exciting dimension to our team and will receive a warm welcome from the Wolfpack.”

Born in Chicago, Marshall attended South Dakota State University where in his first season in the team he led the team to the sweet 16 and won the Summit Conference in both seasons.

In just his first season, he was included in the All-Newcomers 1st Team, All-Summit 2nd league and was named MVP of the World Vision Classic.

During his senior season he was then included in the All-Summit league 1st team and received the NABC All-District 1st team honours.

Marshall has been recognised as one of the best prospects coming out of the Chicago area and was a 2010 honourable mention All-City and All-Area from the Chicago Sun-Times.

He started his professional career at Aris Leuuwarden in the Dutch Basketball League where he played 26 games, averaging 13.8 points and 3.6 assists.

Head coach Paul James added: “We are looking at George coming in to have an instant impact on the team, especially in our transition game.”

Wolves take on Sheffield Sharks at the University of Worcester Arena on Friday (7.30pm).