Team Newcastle have added their fifth overseas signing for the 2017/18 season in Zach Leal, formerly of University of Southern Maine. The 6'3'' guard averaged 17 points in his final year with the Huskies including a season high 32 in January, on 60% shooting.
Leal is a well-rounded player, leading his team among guards in assists, rebounds, steals and blocks. This versatility should place him in good stead this year with regards to securing an important role in the squad .
Zach had this to say; "I am excited to have the opportunity to play basketball overseas, and especially to join a successful Newcastle University program. I can't wait to arrive in Newcastle, meet my new teammates and coaches, and put in the hard work required to be a part of the team's winning tradition."
The Knights return for preseason next week as they look to set the foundations for BUCS and NBL Division 1 glory.