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Grant signs for Hawks
Monday, January 21, 2013, 02:50:03 PM

The Wollongong Hawks have acted quickly to cover the loss of import Lance Hurdle, signing his former University of Miami teammate Malcolm Grant.

After the devastating loss of Hurdle and fellow guard Rhys Martin to season-ending knee injuries in Round 14, the Hawks wasted no time securing the services of Grant, who arrived in the country on Monday, who hopes to be cleared to play this weekend.

Grant, 185cm guard, will be thrust straight into the spotlight as the Hawks host the New Zealand Breakers on Australia Day, eager to end a run that has seen them suffer defeat in eight of their past nine NBL games.

Despite the key injuries the Hawks were desperately unlucky not to knock off the Breakers on the road in Round 15, going down 72-71 before an eight-point loss to Townsville on Saturday night.