PLYMOUTH Raiders’ rebuilding for the 2015/16 season is well underway with the BBL club announcing the signing of Australian pair Daryl Corletto and Bennie Lewis.
The capture of the duo follows in the footsteps of fellow Australian Josh Wilcher penning a new deal last month.
Both Corletto and Lewis will arrive in England with impressive backgrounds.
Guard Corletto, who has a British passport, has made nearly 400 appearances in the Australian NBL, winning four titles – two with Melbourne Tigers and two with New Zealand Breakers.
Corletto is a natural shooting guard and has been a mentor to Wilcher.
The 33-year-old is relishing the chance to come in England and play for the Raiders, who are desperate to return to the top end of the BBL after missing out on the play-offs two years in a row.
“I am extremely excited about playing for the Plymouth University Raiders next season in the BBL,” said Corletto. “I have thought about doing this for a number of years now and the timing is right for me to head over and enjoy a new challenge in my career.
“I have had a great professional career back home in Australia and have enjoyed some success. I am now looking forward to helping the Plymouth University Raiders get back into the play-offs next season.”
Guard/forward Lewis, who stands at 6ft 8in, has also played for Melbourne Tigers and had a spell Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the NBL Development League.
Lewis, who is a dual Australian-American, said: “The opportunity to play in a new league and a new country is exciting. I absolutely cannot wait to land, get to training, and join my teammates some of which I know already.”