green adidas tracksuit Cape Breton Highlanders ready for Friday’s return bout with Halifax Hurricanes
The NBA G League loss was the Cape Breton Highlanders gain once Bruce Massey Jr. backcourt talents became available in December.
Massey Jr. hit the hardwood in the NBA development circuit for parts of four seasons. He began 2017 18 with the Grand Rapids Drive but was released by the team after only two games. That when he and his agent reached out to the Highlanders.
(Rob) Spon and Mr. (team president and general manager Tyrone) Levingston contacted us right back and were looking for a guard.
here has allowed me to play and show that I can play on and off the ball and shoot the ball at a high percentage. Jr. has made an impact in his first season in the National Basketball League of Canada. The Middle Tennessee State alumnus leads the Highlanders in scoring with 19.1 points and 3.4 assists per game over the 19 games he played. tipoff. The first place Halifax Hurricanes (17 9) blow into town looking to build on a three game winning streak, while the fourth place Highlanders (11 16) are working to secure the fourth and final playoff spot in the Atlantic Division. Cape Breton sports an identical record with the fifth place Island Storm of Charlottetown.
The Highlanders are out for a measure of revenge against the Hurricanes. Cape Breton was up 17 points at halftime, but a 41 point third quarter helped Halifax get out of town with a 108 104 win at Centre 200 on Sunday.
whole week, we more focused than we were last weekend, said Massey Jr. felt like we gave one away, but congrats to them, they a tough team and a veteran team and they know how to win. We know that, so have to play all four quarters. head coach Rob Spon called Friday tilt “a statement game.” They need to contain Billy White of the Hurricanes, who scored 33 points on Sunday.
have a revenge factor right now,
he said. want to show them that we can play defence for four quarters match up well with Halifax. They No. 1. Right now if (the regular season) ended, we be playing them in the playoffs first round, so we have to show them that we can beat them in all consequences. the NBA G League can giveth, it can also taketh away as well. Cape Breton learned that earlier this week when guard Duke Mondy signed with the league Texas Legends. Mondy was averaging 17.9 points per game and was a top rookie in the league prior to his departure.
To fill the void left on the roster, the Highlanders have signed 6 3 guard Rashad Whack of Hyattsville, Md. He won NBL of Canada rookie of the year honours with the Storm in 2014 15 and averaged 13 points over three seasons in Charlottetown.
Island Storm upset us in the playoffs last year and he was one of the factors, Spon said of the series between his former club, the Saint John Riptide, and the Storm.