The Castec Rural Supplies Mount Gambier Pioneers have completed the “Daly double” with the signing of Sam Daly who joins his brother and captain Tom on the very new and exciting Pioneers roster.
Sam a 6’4” combo guard is a perfect fit with the sharp shooting Erik “Eze” Burdon and point guard Tom who return for their ninth and seventh seasons respectively.
Sam a former Sturt junior had a 4 year college career before returning to Australia and joining Kilsyth in the now defunct SEABL and the NBL’s Sydney Kings where he is now in his second year. A do it all guard Sam averaged 11.4 points 4 rebounds 3.4 assists and 1.3 steals per game in his senior year at Chaminade in the NCAA following this up with 11.1, 3.3, 3.1 and 1.3 steals per game last season for Kilsyth.
“I’m really looking forward to joining Tom and my new team mates in Mount Gambier and working hard with Richo to take my game to the next level” Sam said. He will arrive to join his team mates when the top of the table Kings finish their season.
Pioneers Head Coach Richard Hill is excited to have Sam joining the revamped team. “Sam has made a bold decision to join our program with his development in mind”. “ His attitude and focus on becoming the best player he can be whilst reconnecting with his brother and helping us in a challenging situation has really impressed me” Coach Hill said.
The Pioneers are close to finalizing their roster with a second import signing imminent.
If you require further information on Sam’s signing or the Pioneers please don’t hesitate the club.
American Kentrell Barkley has agreed to terms with the Castec Rural Supplies Pioneers. Kantrel a versatile wing or stretch 4 was a three year starter with NCAA Div 1 College
East Carolina where he led the team in scoring and rebounding. More recently Barkley has been with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the NBA G League where he was drafted in the first round.
Although only listed at 6’5” Kentrell’s 6’11” wingspan enables him to play as a wing or as he did in college man the four position using his length to be an outstanding and versatile defender.
Pioneers head coach Richard Hill is excited by the acquisition of Barkley. “ Kentrell fits perfectly for us, being able to play the 2,3 and 4 helps us cover some of the holes we have with the unfortunate loss of a number of players”
Kentrell will arrive in Australia in great shape and ready to commence his Australian career in the first week of February. ‘We have been searching for a player with Kentrell’s diverse skill set and I am very pleased that he has committed to our program “Coach Hill concluded.
A very new group of Pioneer’s is hard at work preparing for the Premier League season which commences on March 2.
The Pioneers will have some more exciting announcements over the next two weeks, stay tuned!
For more information on Kentrell’s signing or the Pioneers Basketball Club don’t hesitate to contact the club directly.
Nominations are to be received no later than 5.00pm on Wednesday 30 January 2019.
Members wishing to nominate should contact the Secretary to obtain an application form. Nominations must be signed by two current financial members. For the information of the Board, nominees must also provide a personal statement supporting their nomination.