Tragardh shines in debut game
NEW Rockhampton Stadium Nightclub Rockets recruit Cameron Tragardh has opened up a world of opportunities for his new basketball team this season.
Tragardh was outstanding in his first appearance for the Rockets in a trial game against Mackay at Hegvold Stadium on Saturday night, with the home team winning 130-96.
The former NBL Townsville Crocs player hit 34 points, which included 18 in the first quarter.
Mackay was then forced to double team the forward, opening up other Rockets players to inflict further damage.
Tragardh was pleased with his first-up effort, and even more impressed with his team-mates.
"It was a great opportunity for the local guys to show their stuff,'' Tragardh said.
"I saw a lot of talent I didn't know we had on this team ? they helped make me look good.''
Tragardh said the Rockets had the talent, there was no-one with an attitude and they all had the same goal ? winning the QABL (Queensland Australian Basketball League) title.
Rockets coach Neal Tweedy is also enthusiastic in the pre-season, saying this team had started to show what it was capable of and it still had another three players to come into the program.
"There's lots of guys playing for spots and court time in this Rockets team this year.