Bulls sign top wizard
FIVE months out from the start of the next Queensland Basketball League (QBL) season, the Bundaberg Radiology Bulls are already on the charge after adding another new star recruit to their roster.
Former Brisbane Bullets player Shane Davis, who spent six years playing for the Northside Wizards and was this year’s QBL leading three-point shooter – with an outstanding percentage of 44.74 per cent, has signed the dotted line.
The former international player has also spent time on court in China, Korea and Brunei.
The guard has signed on for a two-year deal with the Bulls, and will arrive in January.
Bulls QBL committee spokesman Scott Mackey said their squad was coming together nicely, with Adam Curran reappointed as coach after doing a superb job in his debut season this year, and star American imports Matt Hanson and Will Shackleford also having agreed to terms, along with Todd Meyerding.
Hanson made the QBL Men’s All-Star five this season, after being the leading scorer, with an imposing 29.89 points per game, while Shackleford was pipped for the QBL leading rebounder gong by a mere .20, by Rockhampton’s Ryan McDade, and Meyerding was the assists’ leader with 5.85 per game.
Mackey said the big attraction in luring Davis to town was he also had an impressive record in junior coaching and development, and would probably be “the best calibre non-American player to ever play for the Bulls”.
Davis said he was also excited about the move.
“I know I am coming into a team which has been improving year-in year-out with some key refining and the club’s commitment to the future of Bundaberg Basketball,” Davis said.
“Bundaberg has definitely started to make a bit of a name for itself across the state. We have five kids and are coming up for two years, which is a big move, but the way it’s going it’s exciting to also help the juniors and mentoring guys.
“We’re going to be a strong team. They are already looking to sew-up ends, and I think we’ll go 10 deep.”
Mackey said they were also nearing finalisation of deals with some other quality personnel, and had also re-signed American Yvonne Turner for the Bears and were in talks with “another import and a naturalised player”.