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Owumi Extends His Stay in Worcester

"An Easy Decision"

Last Updated: Jul 16, 2014 04:48pm
St. Clement, Worcester
By Carly Baldwin
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Alex Owumi, the man who captained Worcester Wolves to their double-winning trophy success last year, is to return to the club for a third year.

Director of Basketball, Paul James, has expressed his delight that Owumi, who played such a key role in Wolves’ BBL Trophy and BBL Play-Off final victories, has committed himself to the club.

“In the couple of years that Alex has already been here, he has been central to our successes,” he said. “In his first season we came close to winning competitions, but couldn’t quite make it over the line. That all changed last year.

“He was the first player to re-sign a contract last off-season, and he’s now the first to re-commit himself to our cause this time around.

“He set an example to everyone last year with his leadership, and I fully expect him to carry this on. We will be going all out to maintain our position as one of the league’s premier sides, and I am thrilled that we have the first building block in place.”

29-year-old Owumi was a leading light in several categories in 2013. Despite playing alongside the winner and the runner-up in the voting for the BBL’s Most Valuable Player award, he still managed to accumulate impressive personal statistics.

He averaged 18 points a game, and tallied just under six rebounds and four assists per outing. He was also the club’s leading threat from downtown, making more than a third of his three-point shot attempts.

Owumi is excited to be re-joining the Wolves, and is looking forward to having the chance to secure more silverware, saying: “It was an easy decision for me to come back to Worcester.

“The club and the city of Worcester support everything I'm doing on and off the court and I appreciate them for it. Next season should be exciting for us and I'm looking forward to building on the success we had last season."

 

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