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Mountaineers warm up against Americans

The Toowoomba Mountaineers including Anthony Dickerson will play their first game of the year against a visiting American side on Saturday.
The Toowoomba Mountaineers including Anthony Dickerson will play their first game of the year against a visiting American side on Saturday. Kevin Farmer

THE Toowoomba Mountaineers have only been back in training for two weeks but they're already preparing to take the court against an international side.

Toowoomba will host the PSM All Stars from Seattle at St Mary's Clive Berghofer Arena this Saturday from 3pm.

The All Stars outfit is touring the country for two weeks to train and play games against state league teams.

They have been brought out to Australia by a sports management company and many of the players are hoping to secure contracts here.

The Mountaineers are expecting James Legan to be back on board next season but Toowoomba Basketball president Darren Mentor said the club was still chasing a second import.

Mentor said the game against the PSM All Stars would be a great chance to scout a new overseas player.

"I expect they should be reasonably strong. They'll be import standard for the QBL," he said.

"Pop (Dickerson, Mountaineers coach) is looking at bringing Legan back but we're also looking at other options on top of that.

"There's always players on the lookout. It'll be a good gauge to see what's out there."

Mentor said the game would also serve as an interesting test for the Mountaineers ahead of their QBL season opener in May, especially with star shooting guard Legan still overseas.

"The Mountaineers have only been training for a few weeks," Mentor said.

"It'll be good to see where their fitness is at."

Both teams will head down to the Toowoomba Sports Club for a function after the game.
 

Topics:  toowoomba mountaineers



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