Lehmon Colbert signs new deal with Plymouth Raiders

Lehmon Colbert
Colbert joined the Raiders from Jacksonville University

Plymouth Raiders have confirmed that forward Lehmon Colbert will be returning to the club next season.

The 22-year-old joined the Raiders last August after graduating from Jacksonville University in Florida.

The 6'7'' forward enjoyed a successful first season in Devon, averaging 15 points and seven rebounds a game.

Raiders head coach Gavin Love said: "To keep the nucleus of this team together is very important, so it's great to have Lehmon back with the team."

"I'm expecting much more from his in his second professional season," added Love.

"Lehmon's versatility made it easy for me to sign him this early in the summer as he is able to play both small forward and power forward, so signing him leaves me many options at different positions on the floor."

The Raiders begin their pre-season training in early autumn, with fixtures being announced during the summer for September 2011.