Cheshire Phoenix Signs Rookie Gettys

On Friday, the Cheshire Phoenix Basketball Club announced the signing of rookie CJ Gettys. The 7-foot center averaged 7.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game as a senior for Rutgers University in 2016-17.

Cheshire Phoenix missed England's BBL playoffs a year ago and aim to bounce back with the addition of Gettys. Per the club's Facebook page, Cheshire Phoenix head coach Ben Thomas had this to say about the incoming rookie: "This is huge signing for us. We have been looking to get a quality big for next season and as soon as CJ was on our radar, we had to get him."

In April, Gettys was named to the All-First Team at the 4th Annual Gotham Hoops Invitational. He averaged 10 points and 9.5 rebounds in the tournament as his team won the championship.