Giants land trio on eve of the new season

Mansfield Giants Basketball Club have announced the signing of three new players on the eve of the new season.

The first sees the return of shooting guard Gary Collins, who started his basketball playing career as an U13 Junior with the Giants Club some 17 years ago.

Although Collins represented Mansfield on a number of occasions in the past as a senior player, he returns from a brief spell at Nottingham and Derby to represent his career building club.

Two new players to the team are Diego Benito And Ken Sagulo Sapatos.

Diago is a seasoned 6ft 5ins small forward with NBL experience and comes in from Derby.

He has great vision and a wealth experience having learnt his trade as a junior in his native home country Spain.

Ken is a 6ft 6ins Norwegian junior, who is in the country currently being educated locally at the Manor School.

Ken has played in the past at Boler Basketball Club Norway.

At the tender age of 16, he played a big part of their U18 National Championship winning team in the 2010-2011 season.

The Giants Men’s team start their season with an away trip to Hemel Storm on Sunday 25th October in the Patrons Cup Competition.

This will be a tough encounter for the Giants as the Hemel side are tipped as possible winners of Division Two this season.