If you’re a Halifax Rainmen fan, you likely know that Eric Crookshank, Brian Silverhorn and Jimmy Twyman are back for another tour of duty at the Metro Centre.
But where are the rest of last year’s Rainmen, a group of 18 who hit the court in the white and blue and got the franchise off the ground? All over the place, that’s where.
With the help of usbasket.com, Metro Halifax tracked down the first group of Rainmen alumni. Here’s the latest:
Easily the most accomplished player in the Rainmen’s short history, Anderson was the starting point guard for the Canadian national team in the summer and is now a top player with the Tuebingen Tigers in the German Bundensliga.
The Rainmen’s inaugural captain has moved back to St. John’s, N.L., to serve as head coach for the rebuilding Memorial Sea-Hawks at his alma mater.
The Rainmen wanted a more multi-dimensional presence than the shot-blocking fan favourite, so Richard ended up with the PBL’s Wilmington Sea Dawgs.
After finishing as one of Halifax’s top scorers (13.5 ppg), the 6-foot-2 guard’s lone stop was with Berlin in Eurobasket.
Eichelberger lasted two-thirds of a season in Halifax, and now he’s playing for a team called Dnipro Azot Denpropetrovsk in Ukraine.
He only appeared in six games with the Rainmen, and made an equally brief stop with the Gary Steelheads of the International Basketball League in the summer.
The 6-foot-10 post player had a 10-game stint with the Rainmen last year. Now he plays for RSV Eintracht Stahnsdorf at the second pro level in Germany.
The 7-foot-2 behemoth ended up in the IBL with the Elkhart Express and enjoyed a trip to the league final. He averaged 6.8 points and 5.9 rebounds in 21 games.
The North Preston native had a tryout with the Rainmen but was cut shortly thereafter.
INACTIVE: Blandon Ferguson, Dennie Oliver, Devino Williams, James Booyer, Hardy Riley, LeBoise Gladden.