Matt Hancock
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Port City Power add another to the roster

BASKETBALL: The signature of Illawarra Hawks NBL development player will help bolster an already strong Gladstone Port City Power 2018 outfit.

Matt Hancock is a 193 guard who had stints with Lamar University and the University of West Alabama in the United States.

In recent seasons, Hancock has spent time in development roles with the Illawarra Hawks and Melbourne United in the NBL and has also represented the Geraldton Buccaneers in the Western Australia State Basketball League.

"I am extremely excited to be working with coach Brady Walmsley and the rest of the team for the upcoming QBL season," Hancock said.

"I am hopeful that my college and NBL experience can bring another dimension to the team, as we strive towards the common goal of winning a championship.

"I look forward to becoming a part of this tight knit community, both on and off the court."

Hancock goes to work at both ends of the court with his shooting ability and defensive aspect.

Walmsley said Hancock will bring valuable experience to the playing roster.

"Matt is the perfect addition to our roster and makes an impact as an offensive player, a competitive bulldog and someone that takes pride in his ability as a defensive stopper," the coach said.


Walmsley said Hancock is already driven to help get the Power up the ladder and into play-off contention.

"In my conversations with Matt, it is clear our priorities are aligned and hewants to be part of a winning program and is eager to lead the Port City Power men back into relevance in season 2018," he said.

"Having someone of Matt's calibre choose to sign with our program speaks volumes to the direction we are heading."

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