Rockets fire NBL Attention
By RACHAEL BORICH
ROCKHAMPTON Stadium Nightclub Rockets men's basketballers Michael Hart and Gyasi Cline-Heard are wasting no time making big impressions on NBL clubs.
Hart and Cline-Heard are back on court for the Rockets' home game against the Cairns Marlins at Hegvold Stadium tonight after having a run with the Sydney Kings last weekend.
With both players keen to stay on in Australia after the QABL season they are already pushing their claims after just four games each.
Now they just need some more big performances, with tonight's game a perfect starting point, to further impress national league scouts.
The Kings contacted the Rockets pair on June 7 with the pair training under Kings coach Brian Goorjian on the Thursday before they joined NBL championship players like CJ Bruton in two games against the Philippines Basketball Association leading team ? the Kings won both contests.
Other NBL clubs like West Sydney, New Zealand Breakers, Hunter Pirates and Townsville Crocs have also touched base with the quality Rockets players.
"It was just a good opportunity to get more exposure,'' Hart said.
Today's basketball action starts with the under23 men's Jets team at 4pm, the QABL women's game at 6pm and the men's at 8pm.
Men's teams ? (Rockets) 5. Tim Borg, 7. Tony Campbell, 8. Darren Richardson, 9. Glenn Scott, 10. Craig Bosel, 11. Greg Scott, 12. Peter Trenerry, 13. Paul Scott, 21. Gyasi Cline-Heard, 24. Michael Hart, 34. Aaron Glazebrook; (Marlins) 4. Curt Ahwang, 5. Deba George, 6. Dwayne Vale, 7. Kerry Williams, 8. Aaron Grabau, 9. Brenton Campbell, 10. Rowan Gray, 11. Peter Hoban, 12. Kane Oakley, 13. Gary Boodnikoff, 14. Aaron Fearne, 15. Tim Berendorff.