6’2” Spanish point guard, Vinas, joins the Dragons from National Basketball League division one rivals Reading Rockets, having previously also played for Sheffield Arrows. On the move back to Yorkshire, Vinas said, “I think this team (Dragons) has something special and if we work hard and stick together we can accomplish anything. I personally feel very comfortable playing for the Dragons and Chris Mellor gives me the confidence to improve my game every day and help my team. I would love to win a title this season. Last year we (Rockets) lost a final against Manchester Magic and it still hurts. It would be nice to get one this time around.”
24 year old, 6’6” Polish small forward, Wojcik has most recently played for KS Cracovia, in Poland’s second and third divisions. On his arrival in Bradford, he stated, “I am happy to get a new experience, to meet new players and to improve my game. I have a constant hunger to win in every game that I play.”
On the three new arrivals, Dragons head coach Chris Mellor said, “Adria is going to be an important player for us. I like his attitude – he understands how to control the tempo of a game and can break opponents down off the dribble. He is tough and a willing passer. Henri is another key player. His work ethic and mind-set is on my wavelength and he has good all round skills, which will enable him to do many different things for us at both ends of the floor. Shamek (Wojcik) will help clean things up around the basket at both ends of the court and is a player whom I see improving a lot over the season. He plays with heart and his length will help us, especially in defence. If I can maximise his strengths he will make a big contribution for us.”
All three players were involved in the two Dragons victories, at Leicester and Doncaster, last weekend and will be in action again this Saturday at Tees Valley Mohawks, in Middlesbrough.