30 Apr 2015

Bailey re-signs with Breakers

12:39 pm on 30 April 2015

The Breakers have re-signed forward Duane Bailey for the 2015/16 Australian basketball season.

Duane Bailey

Duane Bailey Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Head Coach Dean Vickerman described the decision as a "no brainer" calling Bailey a valuable member of last season's championship winning side .

"Duane played with great energy and effort whenever he took the floor," he said

"He provides the team with versatility, being able to play both the small forward and power forward positions [and] was a vital part of our team chemistry and culture.

The 23-year-old Bailey said he's delighted to confirm he'll suit up as a Breaker next season.

"I am very happy. I feel my versatility is a great strength, I can offer something from the 2 to the 5 position and hope to get more minutes but that depends on what the coaching staff want from me and when," he said.

Bailey is currently playing with the Southland Sharks in the New Zealand National Basketball League

He joins Alex Pledger, Reuben Te Rangi and Cedric Jackson on the roster for 2015/16 at the Breakers.