The Halifax Rainmen have identified rebounding as a weakness and are hoping Reggie George addresses it.
The Rainmen signed the six-foot-10 centre yesterday, bringing in a 24-year-old who averaged 15.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.9 blocks with the Premier Basketball League’s Rockford Fury last year. He started this season in Mexico.
“We have a lot of talent but we’re getting murdered on the glass,” Rainmen owner Andre Levingston said. “We need someone who will take pride in rebounding and do the little things in the paint, and we hope he gives us that.”
George is a former NAIA all-American at Robert Morris who played two years at NCAA Division I Iowa State.
The Rainmen released Kevin Hammack to make room for George. The six-foot-one point guard was averaging 5.2 points per game and saw just 11.6 minutes of floor time per night.
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It’s the second significant roster change in the past week, as the Rainmen brought in PBL scoring leader A.J. Millien the previous weekend to replace departed star Rob Sanders.
But with only five games left in the season and the Rainmen (8-7) desperately trying to make the playoffs, Levingston isn’t concerned about all the upheaval.
“It’s going to take time for people to learn the system, but we still have a good chance to make the playoffs and we want to take advantage of every opportunity,” he said.