The Melbourne Tigers are excited to announce the signing of US import Stephen Dennis to the playing roster for the 2013/14 NBL season, subject to NBL approval.
Standing at an impressive 198cm, the point guard’s speed and eye-catching agility caught the attention of Tigers Head Coach Chris Anstey:
“We believe Stephen’s size and skillset will be unique to the NBL, and will enable us to have many different looks within our group. He has the size and athleticism to defend multiple positions on the floor, and the ability to run a team, get to the rim and finish well.”
Dennis comes to Melbourne after playing three pre-season games for the Nets last year. On the cusp of his NBA dream, Dennis won a training spot with the LA Clippers in 2010. His NBA league experience reflects an indomitable attitude and will be a huge asset as the Tigers strive for championship glory.
“He is an uptempo, defensive minded player who we feel will fit into our group well and add to what we believe is becoming a solid foundation to build a successful team on,” said Coach Anstey.
The 25-year-old boasts an impressive college career, being declared NCAA Division II National Player of the Year in 2010. In a breakout year, he broke Kutztown University’s career scoring record and his 2, 406 career college points is third in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) history.
During his time at Kutztown, Dennis helped the Golden Bears win 87 games and two PSAC East Division championships, along with two trips to the NCAA Division II tournament. In his senior year he scored double figures in 107 games, including an amazing 46-game consecutive streak.
Dennis has also played for NBA D-League team Bakersfield Jam and plied his trade in Europe with the New Yorker Phantoms in the German Basketball Bundesliga.
The Tigers complete 2013/14 active playing roster is as follows; Chris Goulding, Lucas Walker, Nate Tomlinson, Tommy Greer, Adam Ballinger, Owen Odigie, Mark Worthington, Scott Morrison, Stephen Dennis and Auryn Macmillan.
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