STIRLING Knights performance player-coach Cory McCabe is delighted at the recent progress of his club and believes 2017 could be a real turning point for the team.

He said: "We really are pushing on all basketball fronts and seeing the success of our coaches and volunteers' hard work paying off.

"We have five teams in the top National Leagues with a further five youth teams in U10-U14 age groups who are performing extremely well in their competitions."

The Senior Men - who have five Under 18 players in their line-up - have very much been a development project this season and have been buoyed recently by the signing of Canadian point guard Josh Nicol, with a big win over Edinburgh University and a very good showing last week against league leaders Falkirk.

Cory added: "It is a tough League and we are a young side.

"We want to make Stirling have a senior basketball team that they can be proud of and with the addition of Josh to club stalwarts like Dan Chok, Connor Rankin and Matthew Dick and a whole host of young players, we are on the up."

The Knights Men host Glasgow University this Friday at The Peak, in a game where a win would virtually seal the Knights' place in the playoffs.

Tip off is 8pm with free entry for all spectators.