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By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au
PORT City Power guard Aaron Nagas is taking it easy at home after playing in his biggest game to date as part of the QABL All-Stars team down in Brisbane last weekend.
Even though the All-Stars were beaten 115-101 by the Southern Districts Spartans, Nagas enjoyed the chance to mix it with the Southern Cross Division's best players.
'I had a great time, it was a lot faster game than usual and I really enjoyed playing with and against the best players,' Nagas said.
Nagas made an all-round contribution for the All-Stars with six points, four rebounds, three steals and four assists in 25 minutes of action.
'I thought I played well and was happy to do play a role on court with the boys. To make a contribution in all areas was good and showed I can play a role within the team,' he said.
Not even a twisted ankle in the third quarter could take away from Nagas' delight in being part of the game just two weeks out from the start of the Southern Cross season.
'To hurt my ankle was a bit disappointing, but I should be right for the start of the season with Port City,' he said.
The 23-year-old was one of the Power's best players in their debut Southern Cross season and averaged 13 points and five rebounds per game.
He believes the Power have worked hard under new coach Dean Page in the pre-season and thinks the semi-finals are not out of reach for 2005.
'There is no doubt we will improve this year, last year was a bit of a shock on debut and we have really worked on our games over the summer.
'We want to do well at home with our great crowds backing us and the semi-finals are a big goal for us this year.'