Tosin’s back for Leopards

Essex Leopards v Tees Valley Mohawks 20 Mar 2016; Tosin Oyelese;Levett Essex Leopards have announced their first signing of the summer, with the news last season’s club MVP Tosin Oyelese will return to the Big Cats.

The 6’ 5” forward re-signs for Steve Ogunjimi’s side for what will be his third season with Essex club.

Oyelesie played only a back-up role when Leopards won the National League in 2015 but the experience he gained in that title winning team saw him step up to become a key member of the team last season, regularly starting for Ogunjimi’s team.Tosin Oyelese receives the 2015/16 MVP award from sponsor Paul Levett;

He was rewarded by the club’s supporters when they voted him Most Valuable Player at the end of the campaign.

Ogunjimi is delighted to make the 23-year-old his first signing of the summer and believe he will continue to improve: “I’m very happy to have last year’s MVP returning for the coming season” he said.

Essex Leopards v Tees Valley Mohawks 20 Mar 2016; Tosin Oyelese;“Tosin brings hard work and effort to our team which has been the motor to our success. He is one season away from being considered one of – if not the – best rebounder in our league, and he continues to develop offensively.“This really is a break-out year for Tosin, look out for more of his trademark doubles for the Big Cats!”

Oyelese can’t wait to return to action with the Leopards: “I am overjoyed to return to the Leopards’ family. I’m also looking forward to continuing to give my all on the court and pushing towards having the best season yet!”

Young players will have the chance to be coached by Oyelese prior to the visit to Team USA Select to the Brentwood Centre on Sunday September 4.