WITH a new recruit straight from the home of Hall of Fame basketball coach Bob Hurley Senior in their midst, the McDonalds Rockhampton Rockets are building for a massive 2015 season.
The Queensland Basketball League heavyweights were delighted to announce the signing of 6'6 swingman Dominic Cheeks (pictured) for their upcoming season.
Cheeks learnt his trade at the prestigious St Anthony's high school under the tutelage coach, before earning a scholarship to Villanova University where he averaged 12.5 points and 3.9 rebounds in his junior year.
Cheeks was best known for his aptitude to score and putting points on the board in quick succession.
"Dominic is really versatile. He's got a nice jump shot which is tough to block due to his height, and he also has the ability to get to the basket and score," Rockets head coach Neal Tweedy said.
Tweedy said another selling point was Cheeks ability play multiple positions.
"He can play the 2, 3 or 4 for us, which essentially opens up a lot more options for our team," he said.
Cheeks was looking forward playing with the Rockets.
"Coach Tweedy has told me a lot about the program, the guys on the team, and the fans. I couldn't think of a better situation to be coming into."
While the Rockets aimed for a three-peat, Cheeks aimed to focus on his game first.
"I think if you just focus on working hard at training and improving each week as a team, those types of things take care of themselves," he said.
"Excitement, creativity, and effort. That's really what my game is about".
Fans will catch Dominic in action when the McDonalds Rockhampton Rockets take on the Northside Wizards in their first home game of the season on Sunday, May 17.