Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Rocks' Sapp: I need to adapt

New Glasgow Rocks signing Jessie Sapp has asked for patience while he adjusts to professional basketball, despite pouring in 32 points in his debut for the Kelvin Hall outfit in Monday's 94-79 friendly win over USA Select.
The New York-born guard, who spent that past four years at Georgetown University in Washington DC, is set to form a high-scoring backcourt pairing with Rob Yanders when the Rocks start their BBL campaign on Sunday against Newcastle.
However after just three weeks of pre-season training, Sapp admits he still has a lot to learn.
He said: “It’s a tough adjustment. There isn’t going to be a big difference but there will be a difference I need to adapt to. I’m anxious more than nervous. But I’m anxious to get this first real game out of the way.”
Rocks coach Sterling Davis will step up his hunt for a new centre after releasing Lithuanian Paulius Packevicius.
Davis conceded: “It’s really frustrating because European big men are the hardest guys to find.”

1 comment:

  1. All players need to adjust when they turn Pro - I remember Maurice Hampton having a shaky start, but he became a fan favourite.

    It's good that Jessie recognises the need to adjust. I'm sure he'll do really well this season.