Devon Van Oostrum is coming home. Photo - Mansoor Ahmed

Devon Van Oostrum is coming home. Photo – Mansoor Ahmed

Van Oostrum, who is currently under contract with Laboral Kutxa Baskonia in Spain, hails from Yorkshire and is thrilled to be playing for Leeds saying “I am excited for the opportunity given to me by Leeds Force”

The 21 year old guard has already impressed on the international stage having had a stand out tournament for Great Britain at Eurobasket 2013 in Slovenia. Where he posted 7.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game including a 13 point game against eventual European champions France.

Head Coach Matt Newby

Head Coach Matt Newby. Photo by Chris Midgley.

Leeds Force Head Coach Matt Newby is thrilled with the signing of Van Oostrum saying “The opportunity to bring in a player of Devon’s calibre in at this juncture of the season is very exciting and is a game changer in terms of what we do on the floor. As an individual he has an extensive resume and I hope he will draw on those experiences to add to both our game day and practice culture. He has the ability not only to bring scoring to the team but also facilitate others and I hope we can maximise both sides of his game, as it could well be the difference in not just competing but vying for a playoff spot”

The club has being awaiting international clearance from both Spain and Finland but now this is in place he will make his debut for the club against Plymouth University Raiders this Friday. The game takes place at the Leeds Beckett University Sports Arena and tips off at 7:30pm. Tickets are available online through the club’s website or on the door.

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