WORCESTER Wolves have announced the signings of three new players as their preparation for the 2020/21 season gets underway.

Former Netherlands international Maartin Bouwknecht has re-signed with the franchise following a highly successful first season with the Wolves in the BBL.

He has been joined by American centre Mike Parks Jr and his fellow countryman, guard Brandon Anderson.

The trio have signed to provide a boost to the team as they prepare for next season, and coach Matt Newby gave them his seal of approval.

He said: "Brandon is another exciting prospect whose profile in the Ivy League over the last 4 years has gone from strength to strength.

"He has the ability to contribute significantly in several areas and has excellent versatility in terms of scoring and creating for others.

"He has all the hallmarks of a guard that will be very successful at this level.

"Brown University have an excellent reputation and coach Mike Martin was extremely helpful in the recruitment process.

"I feel Mike will be a very valuable asset, whose presence I feel will be integral to our success this season.

"The league in recent years has seen an influx of high calibre interiors, I can't see that changing looking at recent signings across the league, so it was important that we found the right player to match up on the inside.

"In Mike we have a strong, powerful and explosive 5-man with real grit. He is a hardworking and humble player whose profile genuinely compliments our 2020-21 recruitment

"I look forward to him joining the Wolf Pack."

Bouwknecht captained the side to the BBL Cup Final in January 2020, lifting the prestigious silverware for the first time in the club’s history and also the Wolves competing at the top of the Championship table.

Last season, the 6ft 2 guard averaged 7.07 points, 3.14 assists, 2.07 rebounds and 1.07 steals per game and was recognised for his hard defending, high tempo play and ability to create opportunities and open looks at the scoring end of the floor.

Bouwknecht was a professional on and off the court and Newby said he was looking forward to working with him again.

He said: "I am really pleased with retaining Maarten, his versatility on the floor and his high order basketball IQ make him a valuable asset.

"He has an excellent recognition in game play of the appropriate tempo or gear we need to be and his decision making at critical times proved invaluable."