August 25, 2023

Essex Rebels are thrilled to announce the signing of talented British guard, Victor Olarerin.

The 6’3” skilled guard who hails from North-West London joins us from fellow National Basketball League (NBL) side Thames Valley Cavaliers, where he featured in 25 NBL games, averaging an impressive 17.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, helping Cavaliers to a mid-table sixth place finish.

Prior to the Cavaliers, Victor spent three years in the midlands with Nottingham Hoods, where he had a breakout campaign in the NBL Division 1 20/21 season averaging 18.9 points per game. Additionally, Victor has been selected in back-to-back Rebound All-Star games, as well as playing in the Hoopsfix Pro-Am this summer.

The 24-year-old has a reputation for his athleticism and will bring a wealth of talent and experience to the Rebels as the roster begins to take shape ahead of the upcoming season.

Discussing his move to the Essex Rebels, Olarerin said:

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to play with the Essex rebels in the 23/24 season. I really feel like this year is going to be a big one for us and there is a lot of potential to shock the league. Can’t wait to get to work with the guys.”

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

“We are excited to bring Victor to the Rebels this season. We were impressed with his game over the last few seasons in NBL 1 and he has made an impact wherever he plays. Victor is a menace on the defensive end and we will be utilising his skill sets in transition. His ability to get downhill and play above the rim will be an exciting watch! Welcome to Essex Victor!’’

Olarerin joins Busumbru as the Rebel’s second signing this summer. Make sure you come and check out Victor and the rest of the team as we kick-off our NBL campaign in September with fixtures announced very shortly.

General admission tickets for Essex Rebels home games will go on sale soon, however, you can buy your Essex Rebels season ticket now

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