2019 SEASON PREVIEW: QUEENSLAND SPINNING BULLETS
Last Year: 16 wins, 2 losses- RUNNERS UP
Roster: Daniel Anstey, Jordan Bartley, Shannon Buxton, Lachlin Dalton, Steven Elliott, Jake Fulwood, Dylan Gawthorne, Thomas Holland, Eithen Leard, Matthew McShane, Tom O’Neill-Thorne, Hayden Siebuhr, Kurt Thomson.
Fixture: The Spinning Bullets open their 2019 campaign with a homestand at the Logan Metro Indoor Sports Centre with games against the Thunder, Heelers, Wheelcats and Hornets. The four-game opening weekend giving the Spinning Bullets a fantastic chance to kickstart their season on their home floor. Falling short in the Grand Final last year against the Wollongong Rollerhawks, the Spinning Bullets will have to wait until Round Eight in late July to meet the Rollerhawks once again for the Grand Final re-match.
Overview: Last year the Spinning Bullets finished atop the standings at the end of the regular season, posting a 16-2 record. Entering the finals, the Queenslanders were right in the hunt for the title, but we’re eventually pipped in the Grand Final by the Rollerhawks by just seven points. The Spinning Bullets will bring back a largely unchanged team in 2019, with Bill Latham the only notable absentee. Meanwhile, youngster Eithen Leard will make his debut on the Spinning Bullets roster, having recently competed at the Kevin Coombs Cup in Townsville last month.
One to Watch: The leading scorer from 2018, Tom O’Neill-Thorne will once again return for Queensland after averaging 23.7 points to go along with seven rebounds and 7.2 assists per game in 2018. The Roller is set to play a huge role in the Spinning Bullet’s title hopes after scoring a game-high 38 points in last year’s losing Grand Final.