Former players return to Ballarat in dual signing

The Hotondo Homes Ballarat Miners are thrilled to announce two former players will return for the 2020 NBL1 South season with Liam Gibcus and Daniel Joyce joining the roster.

Former 2014 Miners Captain Gibcus will return to Ballarat after a previously playing in the 2014- 2015 seasons after returning from college where he played at University of Alaska Anchorage. Gibcus was delighted to be back in Ballarat.

“Very Excited to be back playing again this year for the Hotondo Homes Ballarat Miners. I’ve been away from Ballarat for a number of years and had last year off basketball so can’t wait to get back to playing again.” Gibcus said.

Gibcus relocated to Ballarat last year to work full-time and was looking forward to playing in front of the home crowd at the Ballarat Sports Events Centre.

“I am looking forward to being back involved with the club again, Ballarat do a terrific job of promoting the games and creating a quality atmosphere on game day. Obviously playing at the new stadium is exciting and looking forward to bringing the spirit of the Minerdome to a new venue” Gibcus said.

Daniel Joyce played his juniors at the Celtic Tigers before relocating to Illawarra with his Family. Joyce was overjoyed to be back at Ballarat for 2020 NBL1 South Season coming across from the Canberra Gunners but previously playing in the NBL for the Sydney Kings, Gold Coast Blaze and Illawarra Hawks.

“I am ecstatic to be back signing with my first NBL1 club that I played for in 2010. Ever since I have left I have kept track of the Miners and kept in contact with some of the local people. After what the Miners did last year I am very keen to try and help them get to the next level and win it all.”

For Joyce is wasn’t all just about the on-court opportunities that brought him back to Ballarat.

“The main thing I am looking forward to are once again being a part of an amazing community. My three years that I previously had in Ballarat were one of great memories. To once again play and represent Ballarat is an immense thing I am excited about. I am also keen to play with a great group of guys that I have heard so many good things about.” Joyce ended with.

Elite Teams Manager Glenn White was happy to see both returning players here in Ballarat for 2020.

“It’s great to see players returning to Ballarat which is a credit to those past and present that it’s a great club to play for. Both Liam and Daniel will be very beneficial to the roster for the upcoming season so we are really looking forward to seeing what both will bring to the team.” White ended with.