August 31, 2023

Essex Rebels have completed the signing of talented British guard, Elias Zain Poorman.

The 6’4” skilled guard played for Solent Kestrels last season where he amassed an impressive average of 10.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game.

Poorman enjoyed a successful three-year college career, earning Defensive Player of the Year and All-First Team honours in the ABL before stepping up to the EABL level with Alec Reed Academy by claiming a spot in the Southern Conference All-First Team and leading the league in assists.

The 23-year-old becomes the 7th player to commit to Ross Norfolk’s 2023/2024 NBL roster and will bring further NBL Division 1 experience to bolster the team’s chances for the upcoming season.

Discussing his move to the Essex Rebels, Elias Zain Poorman said:

“I’m really excited for the upcoming season especially playing amongst former teammates and other talented individuals. The experience, energy and professionalism at Essex is unmatched and i am grateful to be a part of this family.”

Commenting on another exciting new signing for the Rebels, Coach Ross Norfolk, said:

“Zain had a great last season and has established himself as one of the top guards in the league. We are thrilled to secure him for this coming season. Zain has the ability to create for himself off the catch and find his teammates with his phenomenal court vision. His ability to guard in the full court will be utilised! Another growth year for Zain and Welcome to the Rebels!’’

The team is beginning to shape up as Poorman joins Busumbru and Olarerin as the Rebel’s third signing this summer.

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