WORCESTER Wolves have boosted their hopes of a successful new British Basketball League season by bringing forward Harry Disy back to the club.

The 6ft 7ins Frenchman was a major player for Wol-ves last year and has returned to the city side following a brief spell in his homeland.

During the last campaign, Disy played 35 games and racked up more than 1,000 minutes on the court, a feat achieved by only four Wolves players.

He scored 14.7 points per game and pulled down an average of 7.6 rebounds, as well as featuring in the final round of the BBL Slam Dunk competition at the National Indoor Arena.

Wolves head coach Chuck Evans said: “Harry was a top priority this summer to re-sign for the 09/10 season but decided to play in France.

“Following the French team’s financial problems, we were able to bring Harry back. I guess our patience in waiting on the right player was certainly a virtue.

“Maybe it was divine intervention, I don’t know? But all of us in Worcester are delighted to have Harry back.

“He is held in high regard as a person and a player. He has also decided to utilise the University of Worcester’s scholarship programme like his team-mates Skouson Har-ker, Vidmantas Uzkuraitis and Kenny Saunders.”

Disy comes into a Wolves team that has warmed up for the new season, which tips off at Milton Keynes Lions on Friday, with a victory and a defeat.

Following a narrow 82-79 loss at Plymouth Raiders, in which Harker top-scored with 27 points, Evans’ men saw off Reading Rockets 78-65 at the University of Worcester.

Harker was again the leading marksman with 19 points and he was joined by Saun-ders (18), Chey Christie (16) and Randy George (14), who also collected 12 rebounds.

The hosts led 20-14 after the first quarter and had extended their advantage to 46-23 at half-time.

Reading, who went undefeated throughout last season, pulled back to 58-42 at the end of the third quarter but Wolves held on to win.

Evans’ side, however, did not manage one successful three-point score out of 12 attempts and made only 16 out of 28 free-throws.

Before joining Wolves last season, Disy played one campaign of professional basketball with French Pro ‘B’ top-of-the-table outfit JL Bourg Basket.

Prior to his rookie professional season, he had a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division One career in the United States.

A fine senior season with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs of the Western Athletic Con-ference saw him post statistics of seven points per game and average 7.5 rebounds.