HEAD coach Ty Shaw believes Lester Prosper and Deshawn Freeman have given bottom club Worcester Wolves a “solid base” to relaunch their season.

Wolves languish at the foot of the British Basketball League but have improved since 6ft 7in forward Freeman made the move from America last month.

And Shaw’s side have been further boosted by the signing of 6ft 10in centre Prosper who ended last season at Panama LPB side Panteras where he averaged 16.4 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game.

The duo are now set to line up together when Wolves tackle Cheshire Phoenix at the University of Worcester Arena tomorrow (7.30pm).

“With any big guy you are looking for them to defend, rebound and be a big presence,” Shaw said.

“Hopefully we will see him scoring in a variety of ways, using that physicality inside and showing a little bit of a soft touch on the outside.

“We are looking for multiple contributions.

“But the biggest thing for him is to be that physical presence.

“Having Deshawn and Lester just gives us more of a solid base to move forward with.

“We can have a little bit more rotation so we can keep guys fresh.

“We like where we are at right now and hopefully that will be a great boost for us going forward.”

Freeman was thrust straight into action when he arrived at Wolves and has become an instant hit, averaging 21.33 points and 14.33 rebounds per game.

Worcester have had a three-week break from competitive action and Shaw reckoned that time had been valuable for Prosper to get to grips with life at the club.

“Deshawn has been fantastic so far and I think we tend to forget he has only played a few games for us,” Shaw said.

“He is still getting to know the guys to a certain extent.

“Lester is now starting that process so he’s a bit lucky that he’s got this break to gel with his team-mates rather than jumping right into a game.

“Hopefully that’s helped to speed up the learning process.”