BACK ON COURT: Gladstone’s Illiwa Baldwin.
BACK ON COURT: Gladstone’s Illiwa Baldwin. Christopher Chan GLAMBAS

Phoenix Power’s US import back for another season

ILLIWA Baldwin has re-signed with the Gladstone Phoenix Group CQ Power for the 2013 season.

Baldwin first started in the Power program halfway through last year's season after two campaigns with the University of Nevada.

Before that he was a two-year standout performer for Pratt Community College in the Jayhawk League, one of the toughest junior college leagues in the United States.

He was an all-conference selection and averaged a double-double with 13 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in his sophomore season.

Phoenix Power coach Dale Iwanicki said, on his return to the QBL, Baldwin would make an immediate impact to the team by adding size, and scoring and rebounding power.

He said he averaged 14 points and six rebounds in the QBL.

"Illiwa is a big body down low and I think this year with the bigs we've brought in around him will allow him to play his natural game," Iwanicki said.

"I'm looking for Illiwa to be a major contributor on both ends for us in the QBL this year and he'll definately make us better as a team."

Phoenix Group CQ Power tips off the season with a home game on May 11 at 6pm and 8pm against Rockhampton.

Season launch

Support Phoenix Power at its launch tomorrow at Kev Broome Stadium

  • Power Women v Bundaberg Bears at 4pm
  • Official Season Launch at 6pm
  • Power Men v Bundaberg Bulls at 7pm
  • Entry $5 includes nibblies.


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