Ray’s a Leopard

Ray Akpofure has become Leopards’ latest addition to their roster as they prepare for the NBL Division One season.
The 6’ 6″ forward joins from Division Two side Greenwich Titans where he led the London side to the 2016/17 Division Three championship, collecting the divisional Most Valuable Player award in the process.
Last season saw him average 17.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in Divsion Two, with multiple games where he finished with a double-double in points and rebounds, while scoring 47 points in a two point loss to Ipswich.
He made his Leopards debut in Sunday’s 89-76 defeat against Team USA Select, finishing with 17 points and nine points in 21 minutes, and is delighted to sign for the Big Cats:
“It’s a real pleasure being here” he said. “There’s so much positivity around the club, from the players, the coaching staff and the fanbase.
“I’ve enjoyed every second so far and I can’t wait to bring my energy, hard work and determination to the team. I’m really excited and can’t wait for the first game of the season.”
Coach Thomas Baker is pleased with his new addition: “Ray is an excellent addition for us” he said.
“Straight away he has become an integral part of our line-up and is great to have around the rest of the group. In the friendly against USA select his ability to score and get on the glass is something that really impressed me and I am looking forward to working with Ray this season.”
Leopards travel to Worthing Thunder on Saturday and Reading Rockets on Sunday September 22 before opening their league campaign at Loughborough Riders on September 28. Season tickets are still on sale, details here.