READING Rockets have made three new signing with the start of the new season fast approaching.

Australian Ben Dixon is flying in from Melbourne Tigers, Spaniard Pau Mayor joins from Martinec Basquet Barcelona and American Liam Davis has joined on loan from BBL Championship side Bristol Flyers.

The 26-year-old Davies, a point-guard, has a wealth of experience in the Australian leagues playing for Perth Wildcats and Townsville Crocs in the NBL and the Perry Lakes Hawks in the SBL.

"I am very excited to be heading to the UK, utilising my British ancestry and leaving Australia for the first time. I have heard nothing but great things about the Rockets organisation.

“I have chosen to play for Reading for a multitude of reasons – I have family members living in Surrey, Reading’s proximity to London, the excellence the club has achieved over the years, and the head coach Alan Keane."

Rockets' director of coaching Matt Johnson commented: “We are thrilled to sign this young but incredibly experienced athlete. Over the years we have had some really positive experiences with players through our links in Australia."

The 23-year-old Mayor is also a point-guard, having played at division four level in Spain for Martinec Basquet Barcelona, helping them reach the final four of the Copa Catalunya.

A 6ft 9in forward, the 23-year-old Davis holds a British passport and is joining Rockets on a season-long loan from Bristol following four years at Bethany College in NCAA Division Three and, more recently, at Ben-e-lot in Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe.

Flyers' coach Andreas Kapoulas said: "He is a young promising player who we believe can develop to a very good player in the BBL.

“It’s great to be working in partnership with Reading, who are another forward-thinking club with vision and commitment to developing players. We are looking forward to following Liam’s progress.”

Rockets head coach Alan Keane commented: "Liam fits exactly with what we need to finalise an exciting Rockets line-up for this coming season.”

Keane is now preparing his side for their opening NBL Division One game against Essex & Herts Leopards at Rivermead a week on Sunday, September 22 (5pm).