Power looks for new recruit after loss of Green

By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org

THE PORT CITY Power men's team has suffered a major blow with big off-season recruit Chris Green released from the Southern Cross Basketball franchise due to personal reasons.

Green, a talented 19-year-old from Cairns, who was expected to play a key role with the Power this year, has been released by coach Dean Page on compassionate grounds.

While disappointing to lose a player of Green's calibre, Page said his release from his deal was the only option.

'Greeny has had a change with an illness in his family and that necessitated him to stay in Cairns,' Page said.

'He asked us for a release and I was quite happy to grant him that, his family comes first in this type of situation.

'Greeny not coming down is a bit of a blow for us, but we will move on and keep working as a team.'

Page added the Power were still in the hunt for possible additions to the 2006 squad.

'We are still in the mix for some guys for this season, but nothing is really definite at this stage,' he said.

The Power have returned to training after the New Year break as the days count down in preparation for the season which tips off on Saturday, April 22 against Bundaberg in the Rum City.



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