Under-performing Everton Tigers have ditched guard Steven Rush after exercising an opt-out clause in the American’s contract.
Rush, who arrived late due to visa issues, joined from German Pro-B side Franken Hexer in the summer.
However the Tigers lack of size has led to an indifferent start to the campaign – with Tigers head coach Tony Garbelotto admitting Rush "wasn't a good fit" in his under-sized backcourt
He added: "Steven was an excellent player and we are sad to see him go. Although our results have been disappointing there have been some very positive results in the past few weeks.
“Taking this into account I think we had to take a longer term view to our season and we are now talking to a couple of players who will bring something to the squad going forward. “
Everton hope to have GB forward Flo Larkai back in action for next week's clash with Milton Keynes.