BRADFORD Dragons have unveiled their two Americans for the 2018/19 National Basketball League Division One Campaign, with Drexler Clark making the transition across the pond, alongside long-serving Ricky Fetske.

The 23-year-old, whose full name is Emmanuel Drexler Clark, hails from Davidson in North Carolina and is a graduate of Belmont Abbey College. He joins up with the Dragons for his rookie year, having never played overseas before.

The 6ft point guard averaged 11.5 points and 5.7 assists during his senior year, finishing in the national top 20 for assists. Already, in his short career to date, he has notched up career highs of 32 points and 16 assists.

Clark remarked: “It’s a blessing and a privilege to be able to join the Dragons’ roster. I hope to come in strong and prove myself as an individual, while also coming together as a team so that we can achieve something special.

“Lastly, I’d like to thank Coach (Chris) Mellor and his staff for believing in my abilities and giving me this opportunity to live out my dream.”

Mellor was also enthusiastic about the signing, saying: “Drexler is eager to prove himself in his first venture overseas as a player, but I’m already sensing an old head on young shoulders.

“He seems a humble young man, with a team first attitude, and it’s not only a great opportunity for Drexler to showcase his talents, but I also feel it’s going to be a great fit overall for the team."

Clark will be available for the Dragons' first games of the season in the National Trophy. The double header weekend sees them travel to Team Newcastle on Saturday, September 29 before hosting Manchester Magic the following afternoon.