Thursday, 18 February 2010

Hanke has learning curve, says Rocks boss

Great Britain centre Randall Hanke can use his half-season in the BBL to propel himself to a long professional career, according to Glasgow Rocks player-coach Sterling Davis.
Hanke, who arrived last month after unsuccessful trials overseas, is still coming off the bench for the Kelvin Hall outfit but has shown glimpses of the potential that saw him win five caps for GB last summer coming out of Providence.
The rookie still has his eyes on a lucrative switch into mainland Europe next season but Davis thinks he must make the adjustments needed to cope with the paid ranks.
“I’ve been impressed with him so far but he’s still trying to get acclimated,” the Texan said. “Once he doesn’t have to think too much about what we’re doing offensively and defensively, he’ll be even better,
“He has to get used to the style of the game in this country, where you have more forwards than centres and things like that. But he’s a real asset.”
Davis also confirmed he will make no further moves ahead of the BBL trade deadline on February 28.


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