Dunmore first up for Miners
WITH the 2021 NBL1 South Season set to kick off in April, Basketball Ballarat have announced the return of Zac Dunmore as the first player on the roster for the Hotondo Ballarat Miners.
Originally from Ararat, the 185-centimetre guard said he’s excited to be playing once again for Ballarat after having lived in the city for a few years.
“I’ve always loved playing in Ballarat, the fans and community are always super nice so it’s awesome playing here, especially in this new stadium as well that we haven’t yet played in,” he said.
“It’s been a while since we last played… but I’m definitely looking forward to getting on the court with the guys and hopefully having a good crack at the championship.
“I think we start our training in March, I’m super excited for that, I’ve been playing a little bit in the CBL to keep my match fitness up a little bit but definitely looking forward to get back into NBL1.”
Also recently announced as returning, Miners head coach Brendan Joyce said he was looking forward to having Dunmore back on deck for the upcoming season.
“We are all really happy and excited to have Zac back for NBL1 South 2021 after coming back from a serious foot injury,” he said.
“Zac played limited minutes off the bench in the 2019 NBL1 season and had a very good season developing with our youth league team.
“We are hopeful and looking for Zac to improve to challenge for an opportunity for increased minutes with the unavailability and departure of sharpshooter Tristan Fisher joining the army.”