Blitz star Trice sees plenty of potential
GUN Brisbane recruit Travis Trice says the Bullets will have weapons all over the court this NBL season.
Trice won the Ray Borner Medal last weekend for the MVP of the NBL Blitz preseason tournament where Brisbane shared around the scoring load on the way to two wins from three matches.
Brisbane will continue their preparations when they take on Illawarra in pre-season matches at Logan on Friday night and on the Sunshine Coast on Sunday and Trice said the side was coming together nicely.
“I felt really comfortable (at the Blitz),’’ Trice said.
‘‘My thing now is trying to get all the pieces to the puzzle working. I feel like we’ve got a good core, a good group and guys are so unselfish it’s easy and fun to play with.
“That’s a great sign, especially for other teams looking at us. If a team has got one or two guys scoring, it’s easy to stop but if you’ve got five or six guys that on any night can lead you in scoring, that’s tough to stop.
“I don’t play for MVP, I don’t play for awards. My mindset coming into that weekend was get better as a team and get better as a player and try to mesh … I think we did that.’’
Since transferring from Cairns where he guided the Taipans to last year’s playoffs, point guard Trice said the hunger among the Bullets players to make amends for the 2016-17 wooden spoon was palpable.
Bullets coach Andrej Lemanis said Trice, who starred for Michigan State on the way to the NCAA Final Four in 2015, had slotted into the Brisbane line-up seamlessly.
Bullets recruit Travis Trice.