Love adds exciting centre Schreiber to city side's ranks
MARJON Plymouth Raiders have signed centre Andreas Schreiber to bolster their squad for the second half of the BBL season.
Schreiber, 25, was a free-agent and arrives after a short spell playing in Challans, in France's division three this season.
The second-year professional, who has dual Swedish-American nationality, has real pedigree after making 33 appearances for Tarragona in Spain's Division Two last season.
Schreiber watched Raiders edge Manchester Giants 119-115 in double-overtime at the Pavilions on Saturday, but was not registered with governing body England Basketball in time to play.
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Schreiber's arrival gives Raiders nine senior professionals to rotate for the rest of the campaign.
He will fight for minutes at power-forward and centre alongside starters Javarris Barnett and Matt Schneck, and bench player Liam Potter.
Love said: "I've heard a lot of good things about Andreas and he's enthusiastic. He wants to be here and he wants to play. I'm excited to get someone of his calibre.
"I'm sure he's going to fit in with the way we play. It's great to have him on board and I've always got one eye on next season.
" Andreas is someone who could figure in next year's team."
Schreiber was born in Santa Cruz, California before moving to Sweden at the age of two.
He returned to the USA as a teenager to play basketball in high school and then college for the University of Pennsylvania.
Schreiber is set to make his BBL debut when Raiders next play and host Durham Wildcats in the league at the Pavilions this Friday.
Schreiber said: "I'm happy to be here. It's exciting. I can tell by everyone's reaction on Saturday. It was an incredible game.
"You could see the intensity in the team and that they're well put together. I'm hoping I can be the missing piece of the puzzle."
It is believed Schreiber has been recruited to give Raiders' offence a back-to-the-basket threat it has arguably lacked since centre Paul Williams left the club for Japan last summer.