BBL play-off final: Leicester Riders' Pavol Losonsky back to best

Pavol Losonsky

British Basketball League Play-off Final

Venue:
Wembley Arena, London
Date:
Sunday, 28 April
Tip-off:
15:00 BST

Leicester Riders forward Pavol Losonsky declared that he is injury-free and back to his best for the British Basketball League play-off final against Newcastle.

Losonsky hit a game-high 21 points against Plymouth in the second leg of the semi-final last week.

And he said that was just a tentative step on his return from a calf injury.

"Last time I was 100% was the BBL Trophy semi at the start of March," Losonsky told BBC Radio Leicester.

"I just started training again last week and got my confidence back in the Plymouth game.

"It has been frustrating struggling with injury, but I always knew that I could be back for the end of the season.

"Now I'm ready to go and I'm excited for this one."

The Slovakian has averaged more than 13 points and nearly seven rebounds per game in 36 appearances this season.

Riders assistant coach Mark Jarram said their hopes of completing the BBL treble of league championship, cup and play-off titles at Wembley Arena on Sunday has been boosted by the forward's comeback.

"He has been a valuable piece for us all year," Jarram said.

"To have him back gives us a huge lift because he will impact the game."