Iker AmuchasteguiTHE Giants have added Spanish big man Iker Amuchastegui to the squad for the new BBL season.

The 6ft 8ins forward, 23, was part of the Spain squad that won the 2006 under-16 European Championships, counting NBA star Ricky Rubio as one of his team-mates.

Coach Jeff Jones is delighted to have brought in another new face after recruiting Rob Marsden, Keith Page and Yorick Williams, as well as bringing back most of last year’s squad.

“He comes from a very, very good basketball country and a sound basketball background,” said Jones.

“He is going to be a very good player for us.

“He is smart and talented and he gives us some depth inside.”

Guard Callum Jones will rejoin the roster when as he has recovered from ankle surgery and Anthony Purcell will also again be part of the squad.

Local youngsters Chris Bwana and Andre Gayle are set to feature on the bench this season as well.

Read more from Jeff and Iker himself in the Manchester Evening News HERE