American guard Travis Trice has signed with the Bullets for the 2017/18 NBL Season.
Trice joins the new-look Brisbane guard line up off the back of an impressive season with Cairns Taipans, taking out the Club’s 2016/17 MVP Award.
The news comes as the NBL releases its 2017-18 draw today, and in a win for fans, it will not be long before people can revel in the rivalry between the two Queensland sides.
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The Bullets’ second home game will be against the Taipans on Friday, 20 October 2017 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, which is the Bullets’ largest home venue, seating up to 7,500 fans.
Recognised for his speed, scoring and strategic playmaking, Trice averaged 14.62 points, 3.46 assists and 1.23 per steals game last season.
The 6’2 Springfield, Ohio native has previously spent time in the NBA D-League with Westchester Knicks and playing college ball with Michigan State. Trice is currently playing in the NBA Summer League for the Milwaukee Bucks.Head Coach Andrej Lemanis is excited about adding Trice to the Bullets roster.
“Travis is a competitor; he likes to take on a challenge. He brings us real speed, the ability to get in the lane and make defences react, and he can make plays for himself or his team mates – he is the sort of player that makes his team mates better with what he does on the court.”
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Brisbane Bullets General Manager Richard Clarke said the introduction of a special Heritage Month as part of the NBL’s 40th anniversary season announced today would make basketball come alive in Brisbane.
“The reception to the Bullets being back in blue was absolutely incredible to experience during last season’s heritage round and it’s been the inspiration for our new-look club and kit colours,
“As a foundation club, with a proud history, the month-long heritage celebration will be a fan favourite, helping us continue to pay homage to the Bullets of old,” he said.
The Bullets will play 14 games at home, with 11 to be held on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
“We’re a community club that is here for the benefit of the Brisbane community, so having most of home games over weekends will allow us to continue our family-friendly focus,”
“At every home game, fans can expect a thoroughly entertaining experience of family-friendly pre-game activations, live music, half-time shows, and plenty of other theatrics,” Mr Clarke said.
The NBL 2017/18 Season will also continue to bring back the elite level game to basketball fans on the Gold Coast, with a Bullets home game at Carrara against Melbourne United on Saturday, 28 October.
Times for games will be released shortly and the schedule is subject to change, Brisbane Bullets memberships and ticketing information will closely follow.