NIGERIAN TALENT EKWEGH JOINS REBELS
Essex Rebels have completed the signing of talented Nigerian player, Ebuka Ekwegh.
The 6’4” guard/winger played for Bristol Flyers Academy in NBL Division 2 last season where he amassed an exceptional average of 17.9 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game, as well as shooting 45.3% in field goal percentage. These impressive statistics led to him being awarded the Bristol Flyer’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award at the end of the season.
Ekwegh was also an integral player in helping the UWE Jets make it to the BUCS Men’s Championship Final in March, where they narrowly lost to Loughborough Riders 86-75.
The 24-year-old will be confident of making the step up to NBL Division 1, making him another exciting and valuable addition to the team as Coach Norfolk prepares for the upcoming season.
Discussing his move from Bristol Flyers to the Essex Rebels, Ebuka Ekwegh said:
“I’m really looking forward to be part of the Rebels family and I’m also very certain this year’s going to be a great one for me individually , my teammates and the club. Locked in!”
Commenting on the signing of Ekwegh, Coach Ross Norfolk, said:
“We are thrilled to bring Ebuka to Essex. Ebuka had a a great year last season in Division 2 with Bristol Academy flyers where his efficiency rating was ranked 3rd in the league and he was a major contributor to the success of the UWE BUCS run. Ebuka is able to play on the perimeter with his outside shooting whilst also being able to breakdown defenders. He has the ability to play above the rim and be a pest on the defensive end. Welcome Ebuka!’’
Ekwegh joins an exciting men’s roster as the Rebels continue preparations for the 2023/2024 season.
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