Local stars like Edwin Ubiles going to the Albany Patroons is exactly what the returning team needs to make the most out of its local pedigree.

Former Siena basketball player Edwin Ubiles sat down with the Times Union's Tim Wilkin to talk about his return to the Capital Region to play for the Albany Patroons.

This is exactly the kind of story that the Albany Patroons need to capitalize on to return to their former glory in the Capital Region. The former CBA and now NAPB team will make a mark on our local sports world as long as it can make a connection with our community and our sports fans. Bringing in talented players like Ubiles is a great way to build on that relationship.

I know I am a lot more likely to go to a Patroons game with a player like Ubiles on the court. Most of us remember the Siena teams he played on fondly and I am looking forward to seeing what he can do on the floor of the Armory starting in January.

Listen to what he had to say about his future with the Patroons on our own Big Board Sports.