SMALL forward Trevor Setty will not be returning to Worcester Wolves next season, the British Basketball League outfit have announced.

The 27-year-old was Wolves’ third signing last summer and became a hugely popular figure with supporters at the University of Worcester Arena.

The 6ft 8in Setty scooped the most exciting player and players’ player of the season prizes in the club’s awards.

Wolves Tweeted: “#WOLFPACK Trevor Setty has decided not to return to the Worcester Wolves for our 2017/18 campaign. Thank you for your contribution to an exciting season - your unique personality will be missed.”

Wolves finished the regular season in fifth position and came agonisingly close to reaching the play-off final, losing 199-197 on aggregate to Newcastle Eagles.

Setty is a former Pikeville University graduate and previously played for Surrey Scorchers and Plymouth University Raiders in the British league.

Before arriving at Wolves, Setty had been playing in Australia for the Mandurah Magic in the State Basketball League where he averaged 23.8 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.

Wolves fans took to social media to give their thanks to the livewire player who much such an impression last term.

Lynda Griffiths said: “It's not just about his talent as a player, we will miss his colourful personally too. But he needs to follow his star.”

Chelle Richards said: “That is such a shame. Good luck, Trevor.”

Rachel Broxton said: “Good luck Trevor but you must do what you have to. Wolves will miss you.”

Charlie Boswell said: “Flat out, gutted. His personality on and off the court was incredible. Massive inspiration to the team. Played a big part in our team.”