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Jamell Anderson Returns To The Giants

Jamell Anderson Returns To The Giants

Great Britain International Jamell Anderson has been confirmed as the Manchester Giants‘ first signing of the summer this morning, as the veteran forward returns for his second spell with us at the club.

The 33-year-old wing player is one of the most successful British players in the history of the British Basketball League, with eight titles to his name following a successful career that has spanned spells with the Essex Pirates, Leicester Riders, Cheshire Phoenix and the Giants.

With 15 caps for the Great Britain Men’s National Team under his belt, Anderson is also a Commonwealth Games medallist having won gold for Team England in the 3×3 competition at the Birmingham 2022 Games, and is widely regarded as one of the premier British talents in the game.

Known for his athleticism on both ends of the floor, the 6’7” Anderson’s defensive prowess is a particular strength as he has developed a reputation for keeping some of the biggest offensive weapons in the league quiet throughout his career.

Last season with the Cheshire Phoenix, however, Anderson had his best offensive season to date, which is testament to his continued growth and development as a player who gets better and better every year.

The Nottingham-born baller was a cornerstone in guiding Ben Thomas’ side to their most successful Championship placing under Coach Thomas’ stewardship (fifth) as well as a Trophy Final appearance, with Anderson contributing 13 points and five rebounds per game through the year for Cheshire.

Giants fans will be well-versed in Anderson’s talents and skillset following his one-year stint with the club in the 2021/22 season, where he and fellow GB internationals Dan Clark and Will Saunders guided the team to their first-ever Cup Final appearance at Birmingham’s Utilita Arena.

Commenting on his return to the Giants, Anderson said:

“Returning to Manchester was the best decision for me as a player, but also for me as a father and a husband. Being able to play at the highest level of basketball in this country is something I’ve been fortunate to be able to do for many years, and to be as close as possible to my family is really important to me, so being in Manchester ticks both of those boxes.

“I’m thankful for the opportunity to come back to the Manchester Giants and I’m excited to reconnect with the fans.

“I’ve had a long and positive career in this league, and I’m looking forward to making new memories with the Giants this season. I’m hopeful that we can have a really good year; I’m excited to get back on the floor and put in a lot of work in the off-season to make sure I’m ready when pre-season starts.”

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