Casey Walker

The Gladstone Port City Power men sign import wing Casey Walker for QBL season 2018.

Walker was a 2014 graduate and 4-year starter at D1 NCAA program Delaware State University. Averaging over 13PPG during his college career, Walker remains 2nd all time in three point field goals made with 268.

Walker has held two professional contracts in Australia, playing in Victoria’s state championship BIGV competition for the Corio Bay Stingrays and McKinnon Cougars. Walker won a league championship in 2015 with Corio Bay, averaging 19 points per contest. Most recently, Walker averaged 20PPG in a tournament based in China against top level CBA teams.

On the signing, Coach Walmsley “I am thrilled that we have been able to attain Casey for season 2018. He is someone who is in shooting range from the moment he gets off the bus. He will stretch opposition defences and buy additional time and space for his teammates. To go with his shooting prowess, he is a well rounded offensive play maker who is dynamic in the open court. Casey is humble, hard working and dedicated to his craft – a series of qualities that make him a terrific cultural fit. Casey and I know a number of people from similar circles and all reports suggest that he is the perfect acquisition for the McDonalds Port City Power, on and off the court”

Walker returned the sentiment, stating “I am thoroughly excited about the opportunity to join the McDonalds Port City Power for 2018. I loved my time in Australia and look forward to playing in the QBL and becoming an integral part of the Gladstone community. I want to thank Coach for believing in me and giving me a chance to showcase my skills”

You only need to watch Casey’s highlights to appreciate what he will bring to the team in 2018:

Power up, Gladstone!

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Lachie Wilmot

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Gladstone Power Junior Squad Member

Troy Robinson

Troy Robinson commits for the 2018 season.

Robinson is the Port City Power record holder for QBL games played, having represented Gladstone in 144 outings thus far. Robinson has been an integral part of the program over the past 12 season, commencing in 2005. Robinson captained the team in 2017 and will look to bring that same leadership and experience to the new-look Port City Power men’s team in 2018.

On his commitment, Robinson said “I’m glad to be resigning with Brady and the Port City Power for my 13th season with the club. With such a new group of players, I look forward to leading by example on the court and using my experience the help guide the younger boys coming through the ranks. We have great people in our club and I am looking forward to getting back on the court in front of our awesome crowd in 2018!”

Coach Walmsley countered that excitement, saying “Troy is a stalwart of this program and someone who has represented the Power with professionalism and class for an extended period of time. Troy will bring a number of intangible qualities to our program, most of which can’t be measured on the stats sheet or in the box score. When you are talking about re-building the culture of a group, it is important to have great examples of how that should look. I am very excited to have the perfect example of that in Troy and look forward to working with him in 2018”

Mitch Knight

In exciting news, the Port City Power Men have secured the services of Gladstone junior Mitchell Knight for season 2018.

Knight has had a highly credentialed junior career, having represented the Queensland North state team at Australian Junior Championship events in 2016 and again in 2017. Mitch will use those experiences to his advantage, as he looks to make an impact in the QBL in 2018.

On his signing, Knight offered “I have committed to the Port City Power program with tremendous excitement and enthusiasm for the season ahead. I look forward to being a part of an environment which is both challenging and rewarding. I am familiar with the coaching staff and know that they will put us in a position to be successful. I am as motivated as ever and look forward to representing my community as a member of the Port City Power in 2018″.

Coach Walmlsey said “Mitch is someone that I have worked with previously and am excited to have the opportunity to work with again. Whilst only seeing limited opportunities at the QBL level to date, I am very confident in his ability to contribute and expect him to add great depth to our roster in 2018. He has demonstrated a sound body of work at the most elite junior level in the country and I know we will see that experience translate in the QBL. We are committed to providing Gladstone juniors with a genuine pathway to the senior level and believe Mitch will be a great representation of that reality”

Season 2018 cant come soon enough.

Power up!

Josh Melaney

Dylan Owen