Depiro announced another signing in US player Cliff Thomas Jr. on Sunday.
The 6’10 forward out of High Point University averaged 14 minutes per game (27 games) with a 53% field goal percentage last season with the Panthers, currently a National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) division One team.
This will be the 22-year-old’s first overseas experience after finishing his senior year at High Point. Speaking to the club’s socials, Thomas Jr. said: “I’m very grateful to the organization and coach James (Bamfield) for allowing me to be a part of the Depiro family. I’m excited to get started here and get better day after day with my teammates and win!”
Depiro’s new coach bamfield had been confirmed last week as one of the club’s upgrades ahead of the new season. The former Wales national team coach had said “it’s a dream for me to coach in Europe and to come to a club with its own facilities as this is something often lacking in the UK”.
Bamfield being at the club was vital for the acquisition of Thomas Jr.
“I know it’s coach James’s first year here and I know he wants us to be the best in the league and I know from my experience that the winning mentality starts with setting the tone and holding guys accountable before the season even starts, so that’s what we plan to do,” Thomas Jr. said.