BIG NIGHT: Willie Shackleford had his best game for the Bundaberg Bulls with a rare triple-double against Gold Coast. Photo: Zach Hogg / NewsMail
BIG NIGHT: Willie Shackleford had his best game for the Bundaberg Bulls with a rare triple-double against Gold Coast. Photo: Zach Hogg / NewsMail Zach Hogg BUN270414FFB1

Shak can’t avoid the spotlight with an amazing triple-double

AS WILLIE Shackleford closed in on a tremendous triple-double (22 points, 24 rebounds, 10 assists) in the weekend's games against Gold Coast his shyness when it comes to personal highlights was on display when he asked to be taken off the court.

The milestone has been coming, and close in the past few weeks, Shackleford had a double-double in the past 81 consecutive games.

Shackleford said the big win against Gold Coast was the best part of the night and he added there were things he looked at when judging his own game.

"Stats wise I do little of everything, stats don't really do nothing for me. I can understand some of the other imports want to get there stats so they can travel to the next place, I'm not trying travel away," Shackleford said.

"I'm just out here enjoying it, it's a lot more that I try to teach a lot of kids that look up to me because when I was coming up man I always used to get the dirty stats.

"The rebounds, the charge, the steals...the stats people really don't look at and I always try and teach my kids the dirty stats are going to be seen by the right people.

"A lot of people look at points, but them dirty stats show the hustle."

Shackleford's performance was one of the best in the QBL in the past few years and if he repeats even part of it Bundaberg have a great chance to beat Suncoast and contest the playoffs for the first time since 2012.



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