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University of Worcester student has finished as runner-up in the Molten BBL Player of the Year award

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University of Worcester student, Will Creekmore, who also plays for the Worcester Wolves BBL club, has finished as runner-up in the Molten BBL Player of the Year award for the 2013/2014 season to his Wolves team-mate, Zaire Taylor, who scooped the coveted title of Most Valuable Player.

The first and second place finish for the Wolves duo are the latest triumphs in what is now the most successful season in the club’s history. The Wolves have already captured the BBL Trophy, their first top-flight silverware, defeating the Glasgow Rocks on their home turf in a thrilling final.

The Worcester Wolves are based at the University of Worcester Arena, and enjoy a close working relationship with the University. Creekmore, a Business Management student, helped the University men’s basketball team lift their fourth consecutive BUCS national title this season, bringing further basketball success to the city.

Reflecting on his season thus far with the Wolves, Will said: "It was a great feeling knowing that the season I had was recognized by coaches throughout the league. I was happy to play a significant role in the most successful season the club has ever had, and look forward to adding on to that success in the playoffs."

For Will’s team mate, Zaire Taylor, success is rapidly becoming a familiar feeling. The Wolves play-maker has enjoyed a formidable debut season for the Worcester club, leading to his coronation as the league’s MVP for the year.

Zaire said: “It’s a great honour to receive this award, especially when it’s an award that is chosen by the coaches. It’s always good to be appreciated, especially with all the work as a player that you put into your craft.”

Mick Donovan, head of the University’s Institute of Sport & Exercise Science, said: “The Wolves are enjoying a fantastic season - and whilst it has been a fantastic team effort - it is also very exciting to see individuals who play a big part being recognised.

"Through our close links with the Wolves, we’re able to create many fantastic opportunities for our students, both on the court, and in support roles where they can gain invaluable practical experience in an elite-level pro-sport environment.

“It’s great to see Will Creekmore flying the flag for student success. He is a strong role model for others who may aspire to make it at the top level.”