Bullets big man feels pressure
BOOMERS and Brisbane Bullets forward Daniel Kickert says Australia will enter the FIBA Asia Cup with a legitimate “target ’’ on their back.
The Boomers have the highest world ranking ( 10th) of the 16 nations that will gather in Lebanon for the tournament from August 8- 20.
Kickert said the Boomers would happily carry the extra weight of expectation into the Asian tournament.
“We should be the best team in Asia so there will be a target on our backs now,’’ he said.
“It’s on us NBL guys to go out there and win it with the big names unable to play.
“It’s a good opportunity for the NBL guys to keep growing that Australian brand.’’