The Cobra Men have re-signed veteran guard Tariq Naqqash for the 2018 SEABL season.
Naqqash gives the Cobras another dangerous offensive weapon on the perimeter, joining newcomers Sam Daly and import Isaac Turner in the backcourt rotation. The 103-game veteran is coming off a solid 2017 campaign, one which saw him finish fourth on the Cobras roster in scoring (9.5ppg), second in assists (2.4apg), and finish with a team-leading 47 three-point makes.
Cobras coach Justin Schueller is happy to have Naqqash back on board in 2018, with the guard’s strong finish to the season and flexibility to move in and out of the starting lineup earning him Coaches Award honours in 2017.
“Tariq gives us much needed veteran experience to our young group,” Schueller said.
”We asked a lot of him last year and he had a great second half to the season, stepping up to fill the role of point guard and playing very efficiently. We want him to build on this and we want to use Tariq as an impact guy off the bench, as depth is a key in this league.”
After star guard Dan Dillon suffered a season-ending achilles injury in early July, Naqqash slotted into the point guard position and produced some impressive numbers over the final five games of the season. The guard closed the year by averaging 15.4 points (including 2.8 3PM) and 4.0 assists per game, helping the Cobras win three of their final four regular season games.
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