Gareth rejoins the Rocks after a successful spell on the continent with French second division side Angers. An integral part of the Scotland squad, Gareth was voted Rocks MVP for season 2012/13.
The return of Gareth is further good news, following the earlier retention of Jordan Clarke. With the squad starting to take shape, coach Sterling Davis will be looking for the side to improve on last season’s results.
Davis was thrilled to add one time Great Britain International, Murray, for the assault on the BBL title, and stated:
“It’s good to see Gareth back in a Rocks jersey. He has a long standing relationship with the organisation and the fans alike. As we know, his versatility and experience will be a big positive to the makeup of our team. I have seen Gareth grow over the years as a player and a person and look forward to seeing him be a key leader within our group.”
Rocks fans will remember with fondness Gareth’s performances with the side, which ultimately merited a place in the Great Britain squad for EuroBasket 2013.
Prior to moving to Angers, Gareth spent a brief spell away from the Rocks with French third-tier side Challans, where he averaged an impressive 13 points per game.
He returns to the Rocks seeking Silverware, saying:
“I am very happy to be returning for my 3rd spell with the Rocks. Third time lucky for some Silverware! This will be my 12th season professionally and 9th/10th with Glasgow. Returning home was an easy decision for me, I will be home with my wife and daughter, playing at the Emirates in front of friends and family which is a great incentive and of course our fans, who are a huge part of the Glasgow Rocks identity. I believe I can help improve the team on and off the court. I am fully committed to helping the team win and help the next generation of players develop and improve, at the same time raising the level of basketball in Scotland.”