Miners land Big Man Liam Gibcus

The Ballarat Subaru Miners are excited to announce their first new player signing for the 2014 season, 208-centimetre Liam Gibcus.

Gibcus, originally from Melbourne, comes to Ballarat following four years at the University of Alaska Anchorage, the same college which produced former Miner and now Sydney Kings (NBL) starter Kevin White.

The forward/centre is familiar with the Ballarat program and is enthusiastic about joining the team.

“I am very excited about my move to Ballarat and experiencing everything that Ballarat has to offer,” said Gibcus.

“Although I wasn’t a Ballarat junior, I have always had a great deal of respect for the club. It feels great to find a team where I fit and will be given the opportunity to continue growing as a player.”

In his senior year, Gibcus averaged 11.6 points at 57.7 per cent accuracy, 6.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.

“On the court I’ll bring a lot of energy, especially on the defensive end. Offensively, my strengths are strong inside-the-paint moves and the mid-range jump shot.”

Gibcus is also looking forward to getting involved with Ballarat Basketball’s substantial community program.

“It’s important to be more than just a name on the team sheet. To get the crowd to come and watch and support the team, it’s important to give back to the community,” said Gibcus.

Club President Nick Grylewicz is thrilled about landing Gibcus.
“Aussie bigs of Liam’s calibre are hard to come by, so we are over the moon about getting him here. He’s an excellent fit for the Miners and will be a great person to have in town.”

Gibcus will join the training group immediately upon arrival in Ballarat.
“I’m confident about a strong 2014 season and just glad that I can be a part of it, said Gibcus”

“I will give my all every day, be it training or games. If this leads me to the NBL then that would be fantastic.”