Big shots set to fire it up
TWO of the best basketball shooters in Queensland will be in action at WIRAC tomorrow night and Warwick coach Jeff Clark couldn't be happier.
Shane Davis will play for the Highfields Young Guns against a Warwick Wildcats side which includes James Legan.
In the Queensland Basketball League fixture season which finished last month, Legan was the leading scorer, playing for a Toowoomba Mountaineers side which was equal ninth in a field of 14.
Davis played for the Bundaberg Bulls and is one of the best three-pointer shooters in the league.
Clark said three-quarters of his shots from the field were three pointers.
“It is rare for a player to shoot that many three pointers,” Clark said.
“This fellow hangs outside the circle. James is a lot more varied in his attack, which is what made him the top scorer in the league.”
Legan has played two games for Warwick this season and averages 40 points a game.
Last weekend, Davis played his first game for Highfields and scored 40.
Warwick-based Declan Starasts plays QBL for Ipswich Force and is in the Wildcats side for Saturday night.
Clark reckons Starasts would be the difference between the two sides.
“James and Shane have only played against each other once and James got the better of the contest,” Clark said.
“If the two high scorers mark each other closely, Declan could be a match-winner for Warwick.
“I don't know if Highfields have got the quality player needed to keep Declan under control.”
Doors to the courts will open at 4pm and Clark is hoping for a large crowd.
“We don't often get two players of this quality going at it,” he said.
"The QBL and regional players will be happy to sign autographs after the game."