There will be a distinctive local feel when the McDonald’s Meteors All-Star game gets underway this Saturday night, with seventeen of the twenty-six competing players being products of the Mackay Basketball junior system.
The Meteors ‘Red’ team is headlined by Australian Boomers squad member Clint Steindl and also features last year’s club Most Valuable Player Chris Cedar. Towering former Townsville Crocodiles NBL player Greg Vanderjagt will also start for Red at centre.
Featuring in the Meteors ‘Black’ team will be 2016 QBL title winners Tidjane Diop and Brad Rasmussen, while newly signed American Import Nick Wiggins makes his Mackay debut. Former McDonald’s Meteors championship winning captain Matt Gange also makes his return to the Crater for the Black squad.
Departing QBL Program Manager Joel Khalu said the game would be a tremendous showcase of talent.
“It’s great that we’ve had such a positive response from so many current & former players,” he said.
“There’s definitely going to be some high level skills on display and what better way to celebrate the re-opening of the Crater with a game of this calibre.”
“Hopefully we get a large crowd along in support which will add to the atmosphere on the night.”
A few veterans will also suit up alongside the younger brigade, with QBL coaches Ken Furdek, Peter Duck, Mick Virgo & Russell Blucher all preparing to hit the hardwood too.
The official re-opening of the Crater begins at 6pm, with the Mackay Media Basketball Challenge taking place straight after at 6:15pm. The McDonald’s Meteors All-Star game is set to get underway at 7:15pm. Entry to the event is free.
For more information please contact Mackay Basketball Business Development Manager Wade Rebetzke on 4957 5543.
McDONALD’s METEORS ALL STAR GAME
SATURDAY, MARCH 12