Following Logan’s Round 2 northern double header, we caught up with Captain, Mick Cedar to hear his take on the team and their plans for the season.
You’ve had a strong start to the season with a convincing win against Bundaberg at home and almost taking out the Rocky/Mackay double. That must have given the team a lot of confidence moving forward…..
Yeh, if you look at results we’re pretty happy with where we are. It’s hard to get any wins in that Central Queensland road trip. To be honest we haven’t really been very happy with the way we’ve been playing so far, we’re lucky to be getting the results that we have. So we’re working hard and just trying to fix those things that we’re not very happy with.
Mitch Young had a great round being awarded QBL Player of the Week. In your opinion what does Mitch bring to the team?
Youngy shoots for us, I think he’s the best big man in the league and one of the best players in the league. It’s great for us too that he’s a former Logan junior, he played all his junior basketball there and he has a connection with the community. I just think also Mitch’s hustle and you know his heart that he plays with out there on the court is very infectious within our group.
What are the team goals for this season and as Captain what are your personal goals?
Team goals are to win our pool and also to stay unbeaten at home. We want to build somewhat of a fortress there at Cornubia and make sure that every team in the league knows that if they come into our gym it’s going to be a really tough game.
You play Ipswich this weekend at home, are you familiar with the team and what are you expectations going into that game?
We’re familiar with a lot of their players and have played against them a fair bit and I really respect their coach as well so I know they’re going to come out playing really hard and they’ll step up, just as we will for this weekend’s game. I’m pretty sure they’ve got their point guard Jason Ralph back from the States and I’m sure his experience over there has helped his game and he’ll help lead them around the court.
Lastly, do you have any pre-game rituals that you have to do before a game?
A pre-game ritual of mine is having some fun with the little one. She’s only 9 months old but she makes everything a whole lot better for me and spending time with her is all the pre-game ritual I need.