Rocket man to fill a tall order

By RACHAEL BORICH

ROCKHAMPTON basketball man mountain Stuart Reoch has a big heart in the Stadium Nightclub Rockets men's basketball team. Reoch receives limited court time, but don't you know it when he hits the court and the crowd goes wild.

It will be a different scenario this week with no crowd support and more minutes when the Rockets head to Brisbane tomorrow morning to face Northside Wizards first up followed by Brisbane on Saturday night and Southern Districts on Sunday afternoon.

"If we win all three we'd be the legends of the last 10 years,'' Reoch said.

The Rockets need two wins.

Districts and the Gold Coast are both top four teams while the Rockets are on the play-offs' edge in fifth place.

Reoch is willing and able to play his role to help this Rockets team, a team he first played for in 1992, into the finals.

The 201cm centre, weighing in at 135kg, makes an ominous sight on the basketball court and he knows Rockets coach Neal Tweedy is searching for minutes from his only "true'' centre this round.

"I don't want to say how many minutes I'll play in the paper because Tweedy will probably hold me to that,'' Reoch said.

"I'll just give the team the same input as I did when I first started playing.''

Reoch hopes that with his return to the line-up this weekend it will allow his team-mates to play their "true'' positions.



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