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Plymouth Raiders boss Gavin Love makes first signing

Cody Toppert
Toppert played for Albuquerne Thunderbirds after leaving university

Plymouth Raiders new head coach Gavin Love has made his first foray into the transfer market by bringing shooting guard Cody Toppert to the club.

Toppert comes to the Raiders from the German league where he played for both Goettingen and Weissenhorn last term.

The 27-year-old, who is a graduate of New York's Cornell University, has also played in New Zealand and Portugal.

Love said: "Cody brings a very high basketball IQ, he can really shoot the ball and he'll bring experience."

He added: "He's played for some great teams, and with some excellent players so far.

"What really excited me was his enthusiasm to come to Plymouth.

"He has done a lot of research into the city and the team, and he's really looking forward to joining up with the team."

Toppert, who has both German and American passports, will register for the Raiders as a German national, leaving Love free to still sign three American players.

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