The B.Braun Sharks are thrilled to announce the return of favourite point guard Mackey McKnight for a third season. Despite a hiatus from the club last year, McKnight returned to help turn around the Sharks fortunes following the departure of several key players.
The Houston native has enjoyed a consistent professional career but came to Sheffield and averaged 11pts, 2 steals and 6 assists per game which put the Sharks in the battle for top 4 in the league and Playoff semi finals.
“Mackey is a personality that works well towards leading a team and keeping morale at the optimum as well as making his own contribution to every game”, said Coach Lyons. “We had a really good experience on his return last season, and I think we can build on that”.
The ‘Return of the Mack’ sees McKnight become the only returning American at the Sharks for the season ahead so far, with Dirk Williams recently announcing his signing with a top Hungarian side.
“I am excited, I think I have proven to the coach that I want to be here, and I want to help shape the new additions to the Sharks,” said McKnight. “I am looking forward to the challenge of leading a side capable of competing at the top. It’s exciting, of course. I love Sheffield – it’s a great place to live and hopefully we can return the silverware”.
The Sharks have made a number of adjustments to ensure a growth of young players as well as the existing veteran staff.
“Every coach wants consistency of good players but sometimes we need to accept personal circumstances and that can have a knock-on effect”, stated Lyons. “I am very happy with my returnees so far and I’m looking forward to the season ahead.”
The Sharks will begin their pre-season campaign in August with their first home game of the season on Sunday 22nd September at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre. Tickets are available on www.tickets.com.