23 year old, 6’7” French forward, Levazeux, has previously played his basketball in the French National third division, with both Hagetmau Doazit Basket and Pays d’Aux Basket. When asked for comment, Levazeux stated, “I am really happy to be joining the Bradford Dragons. It’s an amazing opportunity to come and play for this club, so I’ll do my best, I am motivated! We have a really good team, so I really hope that we can reach the top of the rank, so for that we will have to be hard in defence.”
6’5” Deogratias, is a British forward, who is a product of the Oakland Wolves Basketball Academy, part of Oaklands College in Hertfordshire. For the 2015/16 season Deogratias was on the books of local BBL side Leeds Force, competing in their university development team. “I’m happy that I have the opportunity to work with coach Chris (Mellor) and develop as a player and continue learning about the game,” commented Deogratias. “To compete with this group of guys, day in and day out, is going to be fun but the ultimate goal is to win – nothing less. I feel that with this group of guys we can do it.”
Coach Mellor added, “Antonio is a young player, who I feel has great potential. He obviously lacks experience at this level but he is very committed to getting better and he will definitely get his chance this season to showcase his talents. Florent similarly is showing good signs, early in preseason, that he can also be a factor for us. He’s long and athletic and has a nice touch around the basket and hopefully, if he gets himself in excellent shape in the next few weeks, he can contribute”.
Bradford fans will have their first opportunity to see both of these new signings in action during the clubs pre-season exhibition game against an American Select side. The game will be played at Bradford University Sports Centre on Tuesday 6th September and will tip-off at 7:30pm.