Basketball

19 August 2021, 14h19

Sport Lisboa e Benfica informs that has signed the American basketball player Dennis Clifford, ex-Rasta Vechta of Germany. He is 29 years old and comes to strengthen the center position.

With experience essentially gained in Germanic basketball, the athlete stressed precisely what he absorbed from stints with Alba Berlin (2017 to 2019) and Rasta Vechta (2020/21).

"I am excited and proud to have a few years of professional European basketball experience. I have learned a lot about the game from my coaches in Germany, and I am very grateful for my experience in the BBL [Germany's top flightand Eurocup. At this stage in my career, I hope to use my experience to be a leader on the team and to help build the basketball program of Benfica", began by affirming, in exclusive statements to the Official Site.

Dennis Clifford

"I am glad that Benfica is a club that contends in every game and for championships. I want to win and I look forward to helping in any way I can", guaranteed the American center, who was excited to play with an eagle on his chest: "I look forward to meeting all of you! It has been a long time since I saw fans in the arena so I am very excited. Let us have a great season!"

Dennis Clifford also introduced himself as a basketball player. "As a player, I work hard on defense and offense, I am talented and I put the team first before myself. I am coachable and I can run the floor very well", finalized the future number 42 jersey of the red team.

Text: Editorial Staff
Photos: Isabel Cutileiro / SL Benfica
Last update: Thursday, August 19, 2021

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