Meet the players who will be turning out for Ipswich Basketball ahead of the new season

Veteran Eddie Ferreira holds Ipswich together

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Here they are – the players who will be lining up for Ipswich Basketball Club’s senior men’s team this season.

Tom Sadler

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Tom Sadler

Number: 21. Position: Forward. Height: 6ft 9ins. Age: 34. Twitter: @TSadler21

Drane says: The heartbeat of the team. Captain and the team’s unanimous most valuable player for the past two seasons. Former professional player and senior international – Ipswich is very lucky!

Leigh Greenan

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Leigh Greenan

Number: 15. Position: Centre. Height: 7ft. Age: 26. Twitter: @greenan15

Drane says: The league’s biggest body. At seven foot tall and with athletic gifts that you can’t teach, will again be one of the team’s most important players.

Johnny Hall

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Johnny Hall

Number: 14. Position: Centre. Height: 6ft 10ins. Age: 17. Twitter: N/A

Drane says: Rookie big man who will play primarily with the academy team but will gain experience with the senior team throughout the season.

Daniel Caluico

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Daniel Caluico

Number: 13. Position: Forward. Height: 6ft 7ins. Age: 32. Twitter: N/A

Drane says: Portuguese enforcer. Danny is the team’s defensive specialist and brings a toughness and intensity not previously seen to the team.

Josh Apple

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Josh Apple

Number: 12. Position: Forward. Height: 6ft 6ins. Age: 18. Twitter: N/A

Drane says: Academy product making the step to senior level. Incredible athlete who represented England at u18 level in the summer.

Caleb Fuller

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Caleb Fuller

Number: 11. Position: Guard. Height: 6ft 5ins. Age: 17. Twitter: @Calebfuller_11

Drane says: Coming off a break-out season last year. Can play multiple positions and do multiple roles for the team.

Luke Mascall-Wright

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Luke Mascall-Wright

Number: 10. Position: Guard. Height: 6ft 3ins. Age: 21. Twitter: @mascall_wright

Drane says: Possibly the best product of the Ipswich junior programme over the past decade. One of the most exciting players in the league.

Colin Dockrell

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Colin Dockrell

Number: 9. Position: Forward. Height: 6ft 8ins. Age: 32. Twitter: @big_cdoc

Drane says: Veteran big man whose enthusiasm is only matched by his ability to do whatever is needed by his team. Still a tough match up in the post and deadeye shooter.

Eddie Ferreira

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Edson Ferreira

Number: 8. Position: Guard. Height: 6ft 1ins. Age: 30. Twitter: @EddieFerreira8

Drane says: Ex-Benfica star who is now helping Ipswich Basketball both as a senior player and community coach. Players like this don’t come along too often!

Rory Winter

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Rory Winter

Number: 7. Position: Guard. Height: 6ft. Age: 18. Twitter: @Rory_Winter

Drane says: Rookie guard who is a great advert for the junior programme and academy. Tough, smart and an important player in the guard rotation at senior level.

Cameron Hawes

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Cameron Hawes

Number: 5. Position: Guard. Height: 5ft 10ins. Age: 17. Twitter: @Hawes_Cameron

Drane says: Sharp shooting rookie guard who can really light it up from behind the three-point line.

Ben Mobee

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Benjamin Mobee

Number: 4. Position: Guard. Height: 6ft 3ins. Age: 17. Twitter: @BenMobee

Drane says: Tough rookie guard who will play primarily with the academy team but will gain experience with the senior team throughout the season.

See here for a preview of the club ahead of the new season.

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