LIFT-OFF: Rockhampton Stadium Nightclub Rockets match-winner Paul Scott.
LIFT-OFF: Rockhampton Stadium Nightclub Rockets match-winner Paul Scott.

Scott?s fit, ready to go forward for Rockets



ROCKHAMPTON Stadium Nightclub Rockets match-winner Paul Scott has declared himself a certain starter for this weekend's tough Queensland Australian Basketball League Sunstate Divi- sion 2006 season-opening doubleheader in Brisbane.

Scott, 29, will suit up for the Rockets against South West Metro on Saturday night after overcoming a lower back injury. "I'm fit and ready to go,'' Scott fired yesterday.

After Saturday's clash with South West, the Rockets must back up against Brisbane Capitals on Sunday afternoon.

South West are coming off a 117-105 loss to Mackay at home while the Capitals also tasted defeat in last weekend's opening round 112-97 against Southern Districts.

Scott, who first played for the Rockets in 1993, said this year's playing roster at the Rockets was "one of the best''.

"We've had a good pre-season and looking at our squad we go about 10 players deep,'' the 198cm forward said.

"We haven't had that in the last couple of years and it means everyone can play hard when they're on the court and then come off.'' Scott has also been impressed with the form of US imports Anton Lyons and Charles Brown on the training court and is looking forward to their debuts.

The Rockets' first home match is against Northside Wizards at Hegvold Stadium on May 6.



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