WORCESTER Wolves have made another swoop across the Atlantic Ocean to bring in their second American new signing of the summer.

Trayvon Palmer is the fourth player confirmed for the 2017-18 British Basketball League season after following Brandon Parrish in joining from the USA for his first professional deal.

Palmer, a 6ft 6in combo forward, comes to the University of Worcester-owned Wolves after four years at Chicago State University where he played in the Western Athletic Conference of NCAA Division One.

Last season he was one of the side’s star players, averaging 15.1 points per game and 9.4 rebounds.

As a scholar athlete at the university he also excelled academically, winning the prestigious National Association of Basketball Coaches Honours Court award for the 2016-17 season.

Palmer, originally from Milwaukee, graduated with a management degree.

The 22-year-old said: "I am incredibly excited about the opportunity to join Wolves to begin my professional career.

"I want to thank the club for affording me this opportunity and can't wait for the season to begin.  "It is my goal to do whatever it takes to help Wolves compete for a championship."

University director of basketball Dale Ryan said: "We are really excited to have obtained the signature of Trayvon for the 2017-18 season.

“Throughout his college career he demonstrated an ability to score big numbers in a variety of ways, whether it’s under the post or from the perimeter.

"He is a tenacious rebounder and exceptional athlete who I am sure will excite the Wolfpack and BBL fans alike with his high-flying dunks and dynamic plays.

“The pairing of Trayvon and Brandon gives us significant size, athleticism and variety in the combo forward position with both players providing challenging match-ups for opposition teams.” 

Palmer will join Ashton Khan, Alex Navajas and fellow newcomer Parrish for the British Basketball All-stars Championship on September 24 at The O2 Arena. 

This is ahead of the first game of the season at home against London Lions at the University of Worcester Arena on September 29.

Tickets for the match against Lions are now available at ticketline.co.uk/worcester-wolves or at the Worcester arena.