Blitz star Trice sees plenty of po­ten­tial

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - SPORT -

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.

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