Bul­lets big man feels pres­sure

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

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.’’

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