The Pilots sign Malcolm Delbicchi – British Basketball League

The Bristol Flyers will welcome Malcolm Delpeche back to the club, ahead of the 2021-22 season.

The 25-year-old striker, who holds a British passport, is back for a second term in Bristol and signs an initial one-year contract.

“My return is kind of fanciful, but I’m excited about the opportunity,” Delbicchi said. “I always thought I’d be back in England at some point and I think it’s doomed to go back to the Flyers.

“I am already familiar with the club and know coach Capolas very well. My brother has told me nothing but great things about his time at Bristol so I know what I am getting myself into.

“My message to the Flyers fans is to get ready for more action. I’m sure they were able to catch up online last year, but there is no such thing as being in a live match.

“I think restoring the energy and excitement is something they can definitely look forward to this season.”

Malcolm Delpschi joined the Flyers for the first time in 2018 alongside his twin brother Marcus, and has made 12 appearances for the club, averaging 4.8 points and 3.4 rebounds in just 11 minutes per game.

He went on to join Germany’s Pro B team WWU Baskets Munster, where he has averaged 10.9 points and 7.6 rebounds in 83 games over the past three years.

During his time at Münster, Delpeche became a fan favorite at the club and led the team to the German Pro-B Final in 2019.

“We are delighted to welcome Malcolm back to Bristol,” Flyers coach Andreas Capolas added. “We’ve always thought about the opportunity to bring him back and it’s great that everything has been orchestrated to make it possible.

“Malcolm brings elite length and athleticism to our front court and his game has evolved a lot during his time in Germany.

“He already knows BBL and our program, which is very important for our new roster.”

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