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Plymouth Raiders snap up England star Taner Adu

Taner Adu
Adu will be the first England international to play for the Raiders

Plymouth Raiders have completed their second close season signing with the arrival of England international Taner Adu from Essex Pirates.

The 26-year-old point guard averaged an impressive 17 points per game for the Pirates last term.

Raiders head coach Gavin Love said: "Taner is a great pick for us, and he'll give us a really solid option at point guard.

"He's a tough defender and I'm overjoyed he's chosen Plymouth."

Love added: "A number of BBL teams offered Taner a contract, but I think our reputation here, together with the opportunities that he will get playing for the Raiders helped swing the balance in our favour."

The England star joins shooting guard Cody Toppert as the second player to join the Raiders since Love became head coach.

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