British born, Patrick Manifold, is the latest acquisition for the Glasgow Rocks franchise. Patrick, who was born in Great Yarmouth, recently graduated from the University of Maine and will be making his professional début in the BBL this season.
The 6’7″ forward spent his college career playing for the University of Maine at Presque Isle Owls. During the 2012/13 season the 26 year old lead the team in points, rebounds and blocks – averaging an impressive 17.7 points, 8.9 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game. Following his strong 2012/13 season Patrick was named an All-American by the United States Collegiate Athletic Association and was awarded the NCAA III Independents National Player of the Year award.
Manifold’s strong, athletic, frame and high energy is something that Sterling is keen to utilise at both ends of the court:
“Patrick is a player that will bring a very high work ethic to the team which is something that I hope will be contagious and spread throughout the group. He is a big strong body that will give us that extra power on the interior that we have struggled with over the last couple of seasons.
He has the ability to step outside and knock down the perimeter jumper as well as score with his back to the basket which I think will be a big asset to the makeup of our team.”
The Glasgow Rocks first home game of the season will be on Sunday 6th October- when the Glasgow Rocks take on Surrey Heat in their first BBL Championship match of the 2013/14 season.