Breakers debutants most since 2003


Jarrad Weeks

The SKYCITY Breakers look set to give debuts to five players in the Australian NBL season opener against Brisbane tonight. Barring injury Shawn Long, Majok Majok, Armani Moore, Patrick Richard and Jarrad Weeks will all take the floor tonight.

If all five players debut it will be the most first time appearances for the club in a single game since the inaugural fixture against Adelaide 36ers in October 2003.

Tom Abercrombie has accumulated 3,211 points and needs 16 points to pass Kirk Penney (3,226) points to become the Breakers all-time leading scorer.

In addition Abercrombie (1,285 rebounds) requires 8 rebounds to pass Alex Pledger (1,292 rebounds) and become the Breakers all-time second highest rebounder behind Mika Vukona.

Abercrombie has played 275 NBL games – the sixth highest number of games played by active players in the NBL.

Corey Webster (1794 points) needs 7 points to pass Aaron Olson (1800 points) and become the Breakers 5th highest scorer all-time.

Kevin Braswell becomes the sixth Breakers head coach following in the footsteps of Jeff Green, Frank Arsego, Andrej Lemanis, Dean Vickerman, and Paul Henare.

Like Henare he also played for the club making 41 appearances as a player.

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