CAPTAIN Marek Klassen appears to be weighing up his options this summer as Worcester Wolves await a decision on his future.

The 24-year-old point guard was an influential figure for Wolves last season and is likely to be among the “four or five really key players” head coach Paul James will be looking to retain for next term.

The Canadian said he felt “blessed” to have played for the British Basketball League outfit and described leading the team as a “great experience”.

But Klassen is now out of contract and admits he will enjoy a hard-earned break before deciding where he will play in the 2017-18 campaign.

“It has been a great season and I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to have played here,” Klassen said.

“My wife has enjoyed it as well as she has been really well looked after by the club so we will see what next season holds.

“It is always the same situation (every year) as it is an eight-month contract so we will all negotiate with the coach, get the agent involved and go from there.

“For a lot of these guys it is a case of resting, recovering and re-evaluating.

“Most of us have agents so they will be working, whether it is this club or that club, and thinking about what is next.”

Klassen arrived at Wolves last summer after making an impact with Leeds Force and Romanian side CSU Sibiu.

James handed him the captaincy and after a rocky start to the season Klassen helped to turn Wolves’ campaign around.

He made 33 league appearances, averaging 6.25 assists and 12.73 points per game as Worcester finished the regular season in fifth place.

They won 15 of their last 17 games and reached the semi-finals of the BBL Trophy and the end-of-season play-offs.

Klassen said it was a “very exciting time” for the club and believed they had “huge momentum” to carry into next season.

“It was a great experience to be the captain,” Klassen said.

“We have had a great group of guys. There are no head cases out there who have their own personal agendas. It is about the team.

“We produced a great run in the second half of the season but it is no coincidence.

“We worked really hard at the beginning of the year and just needed a couple of pieces to fill up the roaster.

“Once we got that our resilience and passion for the game shone through.

“We got to two semi-finals and won 15 of our last 17 games so it was a very exciting time for the team with huge momentum carrying into next season.”