Giants point guard Mike McCall Jr says the team are ruing missed opportunities in the early weeks of the season.

A superb away win at Sheffield Sharks has been followed by tough home losses to London City Royals and Surrey Scorchers, which on another day could have seen the Giants move to a 3-0 record at the start of the new BBL season.

McCall said: “We were very disappointed in ourselves over the last two losses against Surrey and London City Royals because we felt both games were winnable, but we still have a lot of things to work on as a team to get better and get over the hump. If we continue to improve and trust the process/grind we will be fine.”

It’s McCall’s first season in the BBL, with the Chicago-native having previously played in the NBA G League and in Ecuador.

He has been settling in to life in the UK alongside fellow Americans Torry Butler and Willie Clayton and Croatian Vlatko Granic.

McCall added: “I feel I’ve been playing alright, but not even close to my best yet! Im still getting back in the flow bit by bit, but I will continue to work hard and lead the team the best way I can to get as many wins as possible, and the league will then see how special we can be.

“I’ve been here in Manchester for almost two months now and I’m enjoying it, the city is amazing! Still have to get around more, but so far it’s been great.

“The BBL is actually a good league, a lot of good players from all over, the league grows every year as well, so its a great league, really have to bring your “A” game every night out or teams will definitely make you pay.”