The B.Braun Sheffield Sharks are excited to announce the signing of American 6′ 10″ Centre, Bennett Koch.

Koch, who hails from Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, comes from a family that is rich in basketball history. Indeed he and his two brothers all achieved basketball success at Northern Iowa University.

Koch was named All-MVC Third Team in his senior year, capping off a successful career at Northern Iowa University, where he led his team in scoring with 12.5 points per game and 6.1 rebounds as well as leading in blocked shots.

His first professional season was with the Dutch Windmills in the Holland Eredivisie League. He was able to be productive in a limited role averaging 6.3 points and 4.7 rebounds, but the team would eventually end the season early due to financial issues.

“I am very excited to have Bennett join the Sharks. He was exactly the type of player we were looking for this season. He is a true centre that can command the middle on both ends of the floor” said Coach Lyons.

Bennett will join his team mates in August when the Sharks will begin pre-season training.

“I am excited to play in Sheffield. They have a tradition of winning and after speaking to Coach Lyons I think I can really help the Club in the upcoming season,” said Koch.

The Sharks open their season away at Leicester Riders on Friday 20th September with their first home game taking place on Sunday 22nd September when Manchester Giants are the visitors to the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre for a 5pm tip off.