2 Oct 2010

Penney confident after first week with Spurs

6:20 am on 2 October 2010

The New Zealand basketball star Kirk Penney believes he has the ability to make it in the NBA after spending his first week with the San Antonio Spurs at their pre-season trial camp in Texas.

Penney left for the States late last week to join the group of Spurs NBA hopefuls and will remain with the team until the end of their pre-season campaign, which tips off against the Houston Rockets next week.

The Breakers guard is still contracted to the NBL side but will be released if he signs with San Antonio.

Penney concedes he's unaware how many spots are up for grabs on the Spurs roster but says he's got what it takes to mix it with the best.