BRADFORD Dragons will pay tribute to Yorkshire under-15 boys with a medal presentation during the interval when they open their National Basketball League Division One campaign at home to Reading Rockets on Saturday (6.15pm).

The juniors, which included four Dragons players, won the annual regional development tournament in September under Bradford assistant coach Samuel Messam. The game and presentation at Bradford College will be attended by both the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Bradford.

Messam said: “It has been an absolute honour to work with such a talented group of young players and to win the regional development tournament was the icing on the cake.

"I am thrilled that the Dragons have chosen to support the region in honouring the under-15s regional squad by hosting the medal presentation. The hard work, commitment and effort demonstrated by the squad is equal to the standing ovation that I am sure they will receive on Saturday night.”