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Q ADo you think Australian basketball is in a good place going forward?
It is. We are seeing more Australians in the NBA and all the young guys are doing a good job. The recent Olympic Games campaign last year, while it ended on a sour note, you can see where it is all heading if they add a few more pieces to that puzzle. It means exciting times are ahead. With the NBL, I have seen the worst of the worst of the league and we are definitely not near that now. We are trending upwards and the level of talent at the moment is a good indication of where the league is at. We have brought a lot of talent back from Europe to play. It is something really exciting going forward.
AIt was a bit of a wake-up call to grow up a lot quicker than most guys my age. I remember my first weights sessions, which sucked for me because I have never really done weights before.
What were your impressions of Cairns and the Taipans when you played here as a development player?