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The 6ft 10ins 27-year-old was picked up by Nix head coach John Lavery having featured last season for Papa John’s Omonia Nicosia in the Cypriot A Division.

And just 48 hours after arriving in the UK, The Don was introducing himself to BBL Championship title contenders Newcastle Eagles.

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Fab Flournoy’s men simply could not live with the big man as he scored 11 points but pulled down 18 rebounds for a double-double that made the Nix offence and defence sing.

The result was a shock 87-79 win for the Nix and afterwards John Lavery was full of praise for his new signing.

Visockis 3“Don has come in and done a fantastic job,” he said. “He brought a quality we have been missing this season and his work made the whole team click.

“He adds a power dimension that takes some of the responsibility off Vic Moses and he makes sure we pick up more of those vital second-chance points off the rebound.

“He is also a tough guy to get around on defence and I think the Eagles were not prepared for him at all. Hopefully he is going to help spark the second half of the season for us.”

Story – Cheshire Phoenix

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