Thursday, May 10, 2012

Taipans rate college recruit as world class

Updated May 10, 2012 09:26:29

Cairns coach Aaron Fearne has earmarked the Taipans' newest recruit as a future Boomers player.

The Snakes announced on Wednesday the signing of Queenslander and former American college player, Clint Steindl.

Steindl, known as a three-point shooting specialist, graduated from the AIS and played at St Marys College along with fellow Aussies Patrick Mills and Matt Dellavedova, who are both looking to go to London with the Boomers.

Fearne says he is expecting big things of the giant shooting guard in the NBL and possibly on the international stage.

"He's definitely a future Boomers prospect," he said.

"He's 6"7', athletic, a world class shooter and he just has that size to play internationally and will be something that the national team coaches will keep a pretty close eye on over the next two or three years."

"I think when you can get some college athletes into your program that have played at a high level and been successful, it's definitely a good signing for us," Fearne added.

"And to out-recruit a number of the other clubs in the NBL is definitely a good thing for us and we're excited about the signing."

Tags: basketball, sport, olympics-summer, nbl, cairns-4870, qld, australia

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