Wood – Fast & Exciting All-Stars Is Ideal For Rocks

Wood – Fast & Exciting All-Stars Is Ideal For Rocks

Glasgow Rocks Head Coach Darryl Wood believes the fast pace of the British Basketball All-Stars Championship is ideal for his players.

Rocks were knocked out at the group stage in the first All-Stars Championship last year, losing a must-win match against Esh Group Eagles Newcastle in the second overtime minute.

However, Wood believes Rocks will be stronger for that experience this time around and is delighted his side have sealed their spot at the 2018 tournament, taking place at Copper Box Arena on Sunday, October 14.

“It’s exciting to have qualified for the All-Stars Championship again, we’re looking forward to the event,” said Wood.

“Having experienced it last year we will now be able to adapt to the format better and look to make a bigger impact this year. It’s fast and exciting basketball which is the style we like to play, so it should suit our guys well.”

Rocks confirmed their position as one of the eight teams to participate in this year’s All-Stars Championship with a 100-76 victory on the road at Leeds Force last Friday night. Leicester Riders, Esh Group Eagles Newcastle, Surrey Scorchers and defending champions London Lions have also booked their place in the tournament already.

Three spots at the British Basketball All-Stars Championship remain up for grabs, with four teams – Surrey Scorchers, DBL Sharks Sheffield, Worcester Wolves and Cheshire Phoenix – fighting for those places.

Tickets for the 2018 British Basketball All-Stars Championship will be available via www.allstarsbasketball.co.uk with tickets priced at £20, £30 and £40 with courtside hospitality tickets available at £99. Under 18s receive 50% off tickets, excluding courtside hospitality. Family and group discounts will be available.