Storm are back this Sunday – Game Preview


Sunday 10th September
Hemel Storm vs Team USA Select, 6pm tip off

Travelling Team USA Select head into town

On Sunday, Hemel Storm kick off the brand new campaign as they welcome guests Team USA Select, all the way from America.

The touring party are coming to the end of their annual trip and Storm are delighted to welcome them back to the StormDome, in a yearly fixture that always raises excitement as the long-awaited new season finally begins. So far, the travelling USA side have competed in a hectic fixture schedule, with 18 games in 22 days all in all, with notable fixtures held at Div1 rivals Reading Rockets and BBL side Newcastle Eagles, with a further tie against European-League competing Leicester Riders to come before us on Friday night. Despite losses at the hands of both the Rockets and the Eagles, Team USA are sure to prove good competition for the new group of Storm recruits, with a vital chance to develop some team cohesion and work away at new tactics and ideas introduced for the upcoming season.

The squad have been working hard over the duration of pre-season with new Head Coach Mark Clark, who is unable to coach the squad for this fixture, leaving Assistant Coach Tom Fredericks and Director of Basketball Jon Burnell to lead the side on this occasion.

There is plenty to get the Storm faithful excited, as they will be tantalised with fresh-faced signings Brayden Inger, Tez Allen, Veron Eze and more as well as old faces Sam Newman, Hakeem Sylla, Jack Burnell and Kavell Hawes.

Also on display for Storm will be the returning Seth Swalve in a special match-up as he competes against the side he once played for on this very floor, helping him gain recognition from the Storm staff. Swalve is one of many young talents that have come through the USA Select pathway, who are keen to develop and furnish their young stars, pushing them to greater basketballing heights. Fans, strap in and enjoy as Storm season is back starting with a tie against welcome guests Team USA Select.

To guarantee your entry make sure you buy your tickets online now!

Written by Callum Humphrey
Photo by Joanne Charles


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