Downing was the Bears' only senior last season. The shooting guard averaged a team best 13.7 points, 2.7 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game.
“I’m really excited,” Downing told Leicester's Chris Mortley.
“I feel blessed and lucky to be a part of the Riders. I know they are an up-and-coming club, coming off a championship season and nothing feels better than going into a club built with winners!Downing transfered to Missouri State from Independence (KS) Community College in 2011. Prior to that he reshirted the 2008-09 season at Kansas State.