Ben McLemore rejoins Breogan and is preparing for the next game

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Giannis Askounis

19/Apr/24 11:21

After returning to Spain, Ben McLemore resumes team practices with Rio Breogan

By Johnny Askounis/

After being jailed upon accusations of first-degree rape and released on bail, Ben McLemore rejoined the team activities of Rio Breogan.

“Barring a setback over the next training sessions, he will suit up to play,” head coach Veljko Mrsic referred to the 31-year-old American shooting guard potentially being included in his lineup for the home game against Dreamland Gran Canaria on Saturday, “He reported some discomfort, so we will see how that goes.”

The play-caller of Breogan refrained from answering questions beyond performance in practice and the potential playing duties of McLemore.

“He has been training well since he returned,” added Mrsic, “His condition is similar to before. He is training very well and we will see how the rest of the training goes. He must put in the same effort in the game as he is showing in practice.”

The team based in Lugo released an official statement regarding McLemore.

Per the press release: “Once the player’s current legal situation was confirmed, he is authorized to freely use his passport by the court. He can continue providing labor and sports services to our club. We comply and respect this decision.

Also, the player displayed his full willingness to continue working with the court and continue with a clear commitment to the team, the squad, and the coaching staff.

Club Baloncesto Breogan has always expressed and reiterates absolute rejection of any type of violence and in the same way expresses and requests respect for the principle of every person presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.”

Heading to Round 30 of Spain’s Liga Endesa and hosting Gran Canaria in Pazo dos Deportes, Breogan is one game outside the relegation zone with five outings left in the Regular Season.

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