The third announcement of the season by the DBL Sharks Sheffield is another returnee in the guise of power forward and local basketball hero Robert Marsden.
The Doncaster native joined the Sheffield side for the first time in the 2017/18 season and averaged 11pts and 7 rebounds a game.
Marsden, who produced an outstanding performance in the Trophy Final, with an individual contribution of 16 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists narrowly missing out on lifting the silverware by 1 basket.
The Yorkshire side were thrilled with the overall effort and determination and in that event have decided to secure Marsden’s services for the next two seasons in line with Captain Mike Tuck until the 2020 season.
“We have really enjoyed having Rob on board with us this season,” said Coach Atiba Lyons. “This guy is so hard working he sets a great example to everyone on the team in terms of effort. He is a great person and he just gets on with what I want him to do, I’m very happy to have him for the next couple of seasons”.
With Tuck and Alexander, Marsden was thrilled to sign his contract and is looking forward to seeing the team signings unfold.
“I wasn’t sure what to expect from Sheffield, but I had a good year overall and I really enjoyed it”, said Marsden. “I was really disappointed we didn’t snag the Trophy, and probably underperformed for a wee period so next season we have a lot to set straight!”
As the search continues, Coach Lyons continues to recruit in the United States, but still wants to refine his British players.
“I am taking my time to make sure I really like the components going forward, we are making some changes, so it is important to find exceptional pieces, but I am happy so far with the foundations that are in place,” said Lyons.
For further information please contact Amanda.Hutt@thesheffieldsharks.com or contact the office on 01142 573180.