Brent Fisher from the Canterbury Rams has signed with the HammStars in Germanies 2. Regionalliga league. Brent previously played for the Rams back in 2014 and then joined the Rams for the recent 2019 NZ NBL season. Brent plays for the UC Men’s Premier team who have reached the grand final of the competition. Brent was also a part of the UC 3×3 Team which played in the 3×3.EXE premier league. He was an instrumental part, helping the team come first in the local competition, winning them a trip to Japan to compete at the 3×3.EXE playoffs in early September.
Fisher is a big presence, coming in at 6’8. He is a popular player within the community and Rams organisation, balancing his full-time job as an engineer and still committing to training and playing with the team.
“It is fabulous to see this opportunity arise for such a great guy in Fish. Extremely popular amongst the Rams team this year for his work ethic, professional approach, and locker room antics, Fish has traded in his engineering dress slacks and shirt for a basketball uniform in Germany. Something he has always wanted to do is to play overseas and we are so proud and happy for him to achieve this goal as he heads over to Germany in September. We wish him every success” stated Rams head coach Mick Downer.”
Brent is a stalwart in Canterbury Basketball, representing the region as a part of many teams, including a Canterbury select team which travelled to Argentina a few years ago. Then more recently, he played for the Canterbury Knights who toured Australia and Otago this year, playing a big role in their success and averaging a double-double.
CRBF General Manager Caleb Harrison commented on Brent saying “We are thrilled for Brent and this opportunity which has arisen for him to play basketball overseas! He is a true favourite in the Canterbury Basketball community, and we wish him all the best for his season with the HammStars.”
Brent will leave for Germany in September and begin preparations and training with the team
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