Bul­lets’ Gib­son wel­comes ‘ dy­namic scorer’ Trice

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - RIKKI- LEE ARNOLD

BUL­LETS guard Adam Gib­son says the ar­rival of Cairns star Travis Trice will give Bris­bane’s back­court an ex­tra edge this season.

The NBL team con­firmed the sign­ing of the Taipans’ reign­ing MVP yes­ter­day morn­ing.

Along with the re­cruit­ment of fel­low guard Stephen Holt, the Bul­lets have bol­stered their back­court play­ers in their bid for a suc­cess­ful sec­ond season back in the com­pe­ti­tion.

And Gib­son said Trice and Holt will add plenty of threat to Bris­bane’s line- up.

“It’s a great cul­mi­na­tion of play­ers,” he said.

“( Trice) is a great player and he had a great season with Cairns. I think he’ll com­ple­ment our group re­ally well. With him and Stephen Holt com­ing in, it re­ally changes our team.

“( Trice) can bring more pace and he’s a dy­namic scorer so he can cre­ate his own shot. Last year we re­lied on the team of­fence to score a lot, and we will this year again.

“But for him to be able to come off and cre­ate his own bas­ket and get other guys wide open, that’s some­thing we lacked last year and some­thing he’s re­ally good at.”

Bul­lets coach An­drej Le­ma­nis also said the team hoped the Ohio- born Trice would be able to cre­ate plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties for his team­mates in the up­com­ing season, which will see the Bul­lets play pre­dom­i­nantly on Satur­days and Sun­days.

“On the back end of last year, we iden­ti­fied the need for us to strengthen up our back­court a lit­tle bit,” Le­ma­nis said.

“I thought Travis had a tremen­dous year with Cairns.

“The dis­cus­sion that we’ve had with him is that he is some­one who can cre­ate op­por­tu­ni­ties for his team­mates.

“He’s in a spot too where he’s still try­ing to get bet­ter. His goal is to ul­ti­mately make the NBA. I’m hop­ing we can help him with some of that.”

Bul­lets player Adam Gib­son.

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