Toowoomba Mountain man heads to Port City
BASKETBALL: Port City Power will surge ahead in Queensland Basketball League 2019 with the recent recruitment of import forward Harold Ridgeway.
The 203cm (6'8) former Toowoomba Mountaineer has a reputation for playing above the rim and finished the 2018 QBL season with averages of 15 Points Per Game and 11 Rebounds Per Game with 55 per cent shooting accuracy.
Ridgeway previously played for the North West Bearcats in the South Australian state league and made a major contribution towards the club's 2017 men's championship.
Ridgeway was looking to the next chapter of his basketball career with the Port City Power in 2019.
"My main goal is to contribute to a winning culture that has championship standards," Ridgeway said.
"From what I have heard and understand about the Power program, that's exactly the type of environment being built.
"I look forward to having an impact and can't wait to get the season started."
Ridgeway will be teaming up with Power player Taylor Young and will add to the dynamics of the team.
"Taylor and I are familiar with each other (and) have a good appreciation for each other's play," Ridgeway said.
"I couldn't turn down that chance as I know it will lead to a fast-paced style with plenty of transition opportunities."
Power coach Brad Walmsley said the Ridgeway signing would help with the offensive effort of the team.
"Ridgeway is a unique signing in that he adds another element to our offensive strengths from 2018 and offering a number of solutions and improvements to areas we need to address," Walmsley said.
"I am excited he (Ridgeway) opted to sign with us and look forward to working together.
"He is a proven player at that level and we think he can be even more impactfull in our system next year."
Walmsley is the state performance manager (north) for Basketball Queensland.