BRADFORD Dragons can confirm that experienced British Basketball League player Allie Fullah has been added to their roster, while Joaquín Calvo will be returning to the Dragons’ Den for a second season.

Fullah, a 29-year-old, 6ft 8in power forward, brings some much-needed height to the Dragons' roster – something they were short of last year.

Call ups to the Great Britain Under-20s squad in 2008 and 2009 provided a springboard for Fullah, who won back to back championships with the College of Central Florida, in the United States.

Following that, he signed for National Collegiate Athletic Association Division One school Charleston Southern.

On graduating from Charleston, Fullah completed his rookie year with Calais, in the French Second Division, before moving to the London Lions, in the BBL, for the start of the 2015/16 season.

Fullah has also enjoyed spells with BBL sides, Surrey Scorchers and Leeds Force, while he spent part of last season with National Basketball League Division One side, Lancashire Spinners.

The new signing enthused: “It’s an honour to be a part of the Bradford Dragons organisation. I hope to be competitive in the league and to have fun playing basketball again.”

Coach Chris Mellor added: “Allie joins us for his first season and hopefully we can harness the talent he has, so he can be a very productive player for us.

"He offers something at both ends of the court and he’s worked hard this summer to get himself in the right condition.”

Meanwhile, 21-year-old Spanish forward Calvo is a product of the Gran Canaria Basketball Academy in Spain who, following his graduation, opted to pursue a playing career in the United Kingdom.

After a successful 2015/16 season with Liverpool Basketball Club, in which they won the NBL Division Two play-off final, he represented Leeds Beckett University in the British Universities and Colleges Sport Northern Premier League.

Calvo then stepped up to NBL Division One with the Dragons for the 2017/18 season, in which he was an ever-present, making a valuable contribution from the bench.

The Spaniard commented: “It’s great to be back at Bradford. Last season was my first at the club and the experience that I went through made it a very easy decision to stay.

“Last season was a good one for the team, but the goal for this year is to build on what we have done in the past. I really feel that the upcoming season is going to be a good one.”

Mellor added: “Joaquín returns for his second season and I’m hoping that he can build on the good things he did last year. He’s a good influence in and around the team and that’s needed over a long season.”