Kings to unleash All Stars on college kids
THE Sydney Kings will unleash the team's strongest line-up when they take on St Mary's College in a trial match in Terrigal on Wednesday night.
Star point guard Jerome Randle and import forward David Wear are both expected to play against St Mary's, the school that has produced Australian NBA stars like Patty Mills and Matthew Dellavedova.
Next Stars signing Brian Bowen Jr is also a chance to play St Mary's at Scholastic Stadium on Wednesday.
Bowen arrives in Australia in Monday and Kings staff will allow him to train before making a decision on his playing status.
The 19-year-old, 6'7 small forward is expected to greatly assist the team's depth at the three spot.
Sydney will look to maintain their momentum against St Mary's following a strong 20-point victory over Japan on Friday night.
Daniel Kickert starred on debut for the Kings, dropping a game-high 24 points.
Prized recruit Andrew Bogut was solid on debut, finishing with six assists in his 15 minutes on the floor.
Bogut also constantly pushed his teammates, demanding perfection on every play.
The former NBA big man says this thorough approach will continue throughout the season.
"I've always been vocal on the court, especially defensively as a big behind the defence kind of like a quarterback," Bogut said.
"If I'm not talking and yelling at my guys they are going to get nailed and blindsided by screens.
"I've been trying to get on the other bigs like Dane (Pineau) and Deng that aren't as boisterous to make sure they do the same thing.
"It is about creating a presence.
"I've always been a guy that has a loud opinion on and off the court and I'll continue to do that."