Ex-Buccs duo sign up to Red­backs for sea­son

Geraldton Guardian - - Sport - Justin Fris

The Perth Red­backs have signed for­mer Quadrio Earth­mov­ing Ger­ald­ton Buc­ca­neers starters Jack­son Hussey and Mau­rice Bar­row for the 2018 SBL sea­son.

Ad­dress­ing “Red­back­sna­tion” on Tues­day via so­cial me­dia, Red­backs head coach Nik Lack­ovic said he felt both play­ers would en­hance the team across the floor.

“Jack­son brings another elite di­men­sion to our back court as a leader and tremen­dous creator with the ball and more im­por­tantly slots straight into our sys­tem with his work ethic and un­selfish play,” he said.

“Jack­son is as good a re­bounder at both ends of the floor and that’s be­cause of his re­lent­less at­ti­tude to com­pete.

“The el­e­ment I was search­ing for this sea­son was to bring in another player that has strengths all over the floor, just like Jack­son.

“Mo is the guy that stood out to me that loves to com­pete and is driven on the de­fen­sive end of the floor. He brings tough­ness on the glass and gives us so much ver­sa­til­ity de­fen­sively where he can de­fend one through five in our league.

“Mo adds another play­maker in our sys­tem that can score in a mul­ti­tude of ways.”

Bar­row and Hussey both clocked more than 1000 min­utes of play­ing time for the Buccs dur­ing the 2017 sea­son.

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