The Plymouth City Patriots have announced the arrival of Tyrell Bellot-Green to the South West based team,
No stranger to the British Basketball League, Bellot-Green had a brief stint with the Caledonia Gladiators in 2021, before his season was cut short. Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Bellot-Green has a wealth of experience behind him. Still only 28 years of age and standing at a lofty 6 foot 7 inches, he has, as a pro, proved himself to be a consistent shooting guard with a consistent three point shooting averaging, always around 40% or higher for the season, also adding a decent number of rebounds, making him a very good acquisition.
Before turning pro, Bellot-Green had two years in NCAA Division 1 for the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNVL), for his junior and senior years, after playing his way onto the roster from lesser known Hill College. Indeed, he continued to improve, playing thirty one games for UNVL, starting in twenty one fixtures in his senior year.
As a pro, Bellot-Green has played in a number of well established leagues, including Luxembourg Total League, the Balkan Alpe-Adria Cup, the Finnish Korisliiga, and both the Canadian Elite Basketball League and Canadian NBL, as well as playing in a number of leagues that have, in the past, accommodate some high level British Basketball League players, such as the Swedish Basketligan where former two time MVP Justin Robinson played and the Hungarian NBIA where both Conner Washington and Dirk Williams have both spent time.
During his time as a college player and a professional, Bellot-Green attracted the attention of Team Canada scouts, and has represented his home country on multiple occasions, from under 16 Americas Championships, to the under 17 World Cup, as well as being called up to the senior squad in 2013 for the NIKE Global Challenge Cup and the AmeriCup Qualifiers in 2020.“I am really pleased we’ve picked up Tyrell,” started Head Coach Paul James, after the second new signing in as many weeks. He continued,”he brings us some size in the backcourt, which could prove valuable, as well as his threat from the outside, which should help us spread the floor and let the likes of TJ go to work inside.”
Fixtures for the Patriots are coming thick and fast, both home and away. Pavilions will no doubt be very excited to welcome its newest squad member, and as always, the young man can expect a hero's welcome, when he suits up for the teal and black.