DUNKING POWER: Nathaniel 'Nash' Koko shows his atleticism.
DUNKING POWER: Nathaniel 'Nash' Koko shows his atleticism. Contributed GLA211118KOKO

WATCH: Power sign 'Nash' to give defensive and scoring spark

BASKETBALL: Gladstone Port City Capricornian Power Surge can expect some electricity on the court in season 2019 in the Queensland Basketball League.

Nathaniel 'Nash' Koko, who stands at almost 196cm, will join Taylor Young, Harold Ridgeway, Stephen Kiir and Kyle Tipene in a formidable back and front court for Gladstone.

Athletic Koko will bring an X-factor to the team and is blessed with electric athleticism and versatility.

"Nash' has an uncanny ability to score the basketball from all three levels and is a player who finds a way to impact the game offensively and defensively.

"I am grateful to be a part of the Port City Power team and with this opportunity, I am looking forward to showcasing my talents in a league as highly regarded as the QBL," Koko said.

"I plan to contribute to further developing the type of culture that coach expects and believe I have what it takes to be a positive contributor."

Nash is exceptional in transition and presents as a major threat in the Power's up-tempo system.

Power head coach Brady Walmsley believes Koko will suit the team's game-plan.

"Nash is somebody who will be relatively unknown at this level, similarly to Cirkook Riak at the start of last season," Walmsley said.

"As with Cirkook, we are very confident that Nash has the ability to establish himself as a really impactful player in this league.

"Nash is someone who understands how to score the ball, has done so in a variety of places around the world, but is equally interested in using his tools to dominant the game defensively."

Nash has had a unique playing background and played his junior basketball in New South Wales before headed to the USA to attend prep school and Junior College in North Carolina.

When he competed his time at Junior College, Nash took his basketball talents to the Philippines where he plied his trade for South Western University.

Most recently, Nash was recently selected as part of the Australian Jump10 team and is a proud member of the Savanah Pride, who compete annually in the South Sudanese Australian Summer Slam tournament.

FACT FILE

Nathaniel 'Nash' Koko

Played in NSW, North Carolina, Philippines - South West Uni, Australian Jump10, Savanah Pride

Position: three or four



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