Fresh off a Boomers Selection camp and just missing out on Rio, Taipans captain Cam Gliddon yesterday announcing he will see out the entirety of his three-year deal after not using the European opt-out clause of his Cairns deal making him a Snake until the end of 2017/18.
With the addition in the offseason of former NBA player Nate Jawai Gliddon mentioned during the press conference on how excited he is for the upcoming season.
“Bringing Nate (Jawai) in was something that got me pretty excited. Having a guy of that calibre is very exciting being a guard, and knowing that he’s going to attract double teams will make me a better player.” (Taipans.com)
Cairns will be looking to bounce back after a dismal season last year with the team only winning one game on the road.
Combine this with the experiences he had in Poland, recently playing as an import for AZS Koszalin he is no doubt going to be looking to have a great year.
The Concord University graduate has continuously developed in his time with the Snakes.
In his four years in the tropics we’ve watched him take the court as a fresh-faced rookie, take home NBL rookie of the year honours (2013), be recognised at the club’s best player in 2014 (Gliddon was Cairns MVP) and last year he was a crucial part of Coach Fearne’s system averaging 13.5 points.
He is currently inside the top 10 for games played in Taipans history and will be looking to grab that elusive championship for the city of Cairns.
“I’ve played for four years now, I’ve had some ups and downs but the playoffs was the most memorable. That’s where I want to get back to with this team.” (Taipans.com)
The importance of Gliddon is massive for the Cairns Taipans and as a fan I can’t wait to see how he goes this year!