Ranges score Devendorf
The James Blond Super City Rangers today announce the addition of the prolific scoring guard Eric Devendorf who will join the Rangers for the 2014 NBL season.
Devendorf a product of Syracuse University has played previously in the NBL both for Waikato and Wellington scoring 49 points on début. He has also played right around the world including stints in the“D”League, Israel, Greece and Australia.
Eric made the decision to join the Rangers after being contacted by Daryl Corletto (with whom he played during his time at the Melbourne Tigers) and talking with coach Aik Ho and Dillon Boucher who convinced Eric that the planned transition game the Rangers envisage playing will be perfectly suited to a quick guard like Eric.
The Rangers believe that in Eric they have a potential MVP candidate who will not only light up the scoreboard, and add to the stats sheet with his ability to assist but also thrill fans with his speed of play and make the Waitakere Trust Arena, the place to be this NBL season.
‘We are excited to bring a player of Eric’s calibre, who has been successful in the past in NZ and now has another good opportunity to lead an exciting franchise to success as well. We wanted to bring a player into Rangers who suited our style and hope to pass on some of those attacking skills and experiences onto our young development players at the club’ commented Coach Aik Ho.
Basketball fans in NZ may remember Eric as having a bit of a bad boy reputation but he is now older wiser and with 2 young children determined to make a positive impression in the NZ league with the plan to return to the ANBL in the 2014/15 season.
Devendorf will join the Rangers in time for the NBL blitz in Porirua later this month where he will once again combine with Daryl Corletto and the rest of the Rangers squad to take the first steps towards a NZ NBL title.