The Plymouth Raiders welcomes 6’3” Australian guard Declan Soukup to the 2018/19 roster.
The 24 year old is Coach James’ sixth signing of the summer, a British passport holder and will join fellow Australian Josh Wilcher for this coming BBL season.
Soukup spent last season at NBL Division one side Reading Rockets where he averaged 11.4PTS, 6.2REB and 5.5AST in 22 games. Prior to the 17/18 season Soukup spent four years in the NCAA division one and two at Bryant University and Assumption Greyhounds and in his 16/17 season played 28 games and finished with 308 points, 102 rebounds and 91 assists.
With a small taste of British Basketball under his belt Soukup is excited for the opportunity to meet up with his fellow team mates and give the fans something to cheer about.
Declan said, “I’m extremely grateful and excited for the opportunity to represent the Raiders this upcoming BBL season.
“Having heard nothing but great things about the Raiders fan base and after speaking with Coach James about his plans and aspirations for the club, the decision to commit was made easy.
“I can’t wait to meet my teammates and get to work in an attempt to bring some silverware back to Plymouth!”
Coach James added, “I’m delighted about the signing of Declan Soukup. Declan played for the Reading Rockets last season in BE Division 1. Historically I have given players from this league an opportunity (Prezzie Blue, EJ Harrison) to play at the next level and they have gone on to be real quality players in the BBL.
“I’m confident that Declan will go on to have the same impact. He has a great Basketball IQ and sees and reads the game exceptionally well, creating easy score for his teammates whilst able to score himself when needed.
“He is a great addition to our team and is sure to have a good impact straight away at this level”
Soukup’s first game as a Raiders player will be against CEP Loreint on Raiders very own Tour De France on the 7th September where Coach James and the squad travel to France for two pre season games.
Declan brings Coach James’ squad to seven with more announcements coming very soon, make sure to follow us on all of our social media to keep up to date on all Raiders news.