Second Irish Player signing for Rockets as Ronan O’Sullivan Joins

The new signings for Reading Rockets basketball club are coming thick and fast as the club announces the arrival of 24-year-old Irishman Ronan O’Sullivan.

Reading Rockets is well known for its family values, so it’s fitting that Ronan joins his cousin Adrian as part of the line-up for the 2018/19 National Basketball League (NBL) season.

Hailing from Cork, the 6ft7 player has already visited Reading in preparation for the new season, meeting with Head Coach Alan Keane and Assistant Head Coach Josh Thorne in early July.

To acknowledge the club’s 21-year-long connection to Reading, the recent player signings have been photographed in well-known areas of the town. Ronan’s first appointment upon arrival to Reading was a trip to the recently renovated Abbey Ruins with the backdrop of the Blade building offering an ideal juxtaposition between the old and new parts of the town.

Reading Rockets will continue to add to its squad as the new season approaches, with the focus firmly on establishing the club as the ones to beat in the competitive Division 1.

The organisation has made no secret of its aspirations and ambitions to attain status at the highest echelons of national basketball, and its recent signings are a true statement of intent in this regard.

Reading Rockets Head Coach Alan Keane commented: “I am excited to have Ronan as a Rocket. Our senior men’s line-up for the 2018/19 season is taking shape. He encompasses the values we desire most on and off the court. Ronan has a good basketball history and will bring valuable experience to the team.” 

Reading Rockets chairman Gary Johnson added: “There’s something very upbeat about our pre-season with some exciting talent being brought into the senior men’s team, and an exciting buzz around what Rockets is doing. We welcome Ronan wholeheartedly into the Rockets fold, and look forward to seeing him in action.”

Ronan O’Sullivan said: “I’m delighted to be signing with Reading Rockets. I’m very excited to be part of such a well-respected and successful club. Everything has impressed me so far especially the hardworking mentality and the ambition of the club. My personal goals for the year are definitely to improve as a basketball player and as a person off the court. Ultimately my main goal to win trophies this season.”