BRADFORD Dragons Basketball Club have completed their roster for the 2018/19 season with the capture of the experienced Clayfell Harris and youngsters Andreas Lycoudis and Matthew Armstrong.

Thirty-year-old, 6ft 8in power forward Harris, has previously featured for Leeds Force in the British Basketball League (BBL).

This will be his eighth season as a professional, in a career which included spells in Romania, France, Belgium, Spain and Germany before his move to Leeds.

Following two seasons with the Yorkshire club, Harris made the move over the Pennines to rival BBL side Manchester Giants for the 2016/17 season.

His reputation as a tough grafter will provide added grit to the Dragons’ line up.

Bradford’s head coach, Chris Mellor, stated: “Clayfell can give us some rim protection, inside presence and rebounding, and he’s already showed he has excellent leadership qualities.”

Harris himself said: “I’ve always heard that the Bradford Dragons are one of the hardest working and closest teams in the league and I have only heard good things about coach Mellor.

“I want to bring not only toughness and a great work ethic, but also experience, to help my teammates become the best players they can be and help us win as much as possible.”

Lycoudis, a 6ft 3in, 21-year-old guard, started out at Derbyshire Arrows, gradually progressing through the ranks into their senior squad, in the second tier of the National Basketball League (NBL).

He made his first appearance for the seniors aged only 17 and following his step up to the Dragons ranks, he claimed: “I’m delighted to be joining an established Division One side such as Bradford.

"Coach Mellor, the coaching staff and the players we have, all share the same hunger and vision to do well this season, as has already shown in our pre-season training so far."

Another guard, 6ft 2in, 18-year-old Armstrong, has represented the North East at regional level and was selected for an England Under 16s camp.

After winning the NBL Division Four title in 2016 with Gateshead Pheonix, Armstrong moved to the John Madejski Academy in Reading.

He combined playing for the academy team with a place in the Reading Rockets Under 18s side, making last season's play-off quarter finals.

On his move to Bradford, Armstrong commented, “I’m looking forward to getting started with the Bradford Dragons, in order to continue my development under Chris Mellor and the Dragons family.”