The DBL Sharks Sheffield are proud to confirm the signing of 6’2-point guard Rene Castro – Caneddy out of Duquesne University a NCAA division 1 in Pittsburgh.

Rene transferred to Duquesne after playing one year at Butler University, where he was recruited by current Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens.

Castro had a strong senior season with averages of 13 points a game and 3 assist all while shooting a very impressive 54% from the field in the tough A-10 conference.

Rene, who hails from Boston, came highly recommended by none other than Duquesne head coach Keith Dambrot who famously coached Lebron James for two years at high school.

After much deliberation over his key man position, Coach Atiba Lyons was very excited to sign a player of Rene’s calibre.

“Going into the new season I wanted a point guard that could lead the team but also make plays and score when needed. The BBL is a very physical league and I feel Rene has a game well suited to be successful,” said Coach Atiba Lyons.

Sharks have been able to retain key components from last season and look to build on its successes.

“I am excited to play in Sheffield for my first season overseas. After speaking to Coach Lyons, I think I can fit well into his system and be the piece to help get us to the next level,” added Castro.

The signing of Castro completes the signings of foreign permits for the Sharks forthcoming season and will be the seventh signing announced.

With the season scheduled to start on 21 September 2018 tickets will be going on sale from mid August, details to follow.

For any further information please contact amanda.hutt@thesheffieldsharks.com