Cheshire have moved to sign Serbian forward Milan Psaltou, and he was introduced to Jets fans during half time of their game against Milton Keynes last weekend.
Psaltou, 27, has been playing for Polis Kallitheas in the Greek C league this season, and takes the space vacated in the Jets roster by Dan Briglia, who was released last week.
Jets Director Peter Hawkins said: “Milan comes to us highly recommended: he has an impressive skill-set ranging from defending on and off the ball and rebounding at both ends of the court – and he also has an impressive shooting record from three point range. One of his great strengths is his willingness to hustle on every play – and this leads to him creating openings for his team mates.”
Assuming that all the paperwork is completed in time, Milan should make his debut in Jets colors in the away fixture at Glasgow Rocks next weekend and will make his home debut the following Sunday when Newcastle Eagles are the visitors at the Northgate.
Head Coach John Lavery added: “I’ve recently gone on record as saying that the team lacks some height, and Milan at 6’9” will hopefully help us to sort this out. I am very much looking forward to working with him in training this week and seeing what he can do to help us in our attempt to secure a play-off position.”