Hoop Diary believes that The Melbourne Tigers have decided on three new players to join their team for the 2012/13 iiNet NBL season. It is understood that both Kevin Braswell and Chris Goulding will suit up for the Melbourne Tigers when the season opens in October. The third addition is believed to be 6’10″ power forward Seth Scott, who plied his trade in Mexico last season averaging 22 points, eight rebounds and two assists per game.
Goulding, who was almost left high-and-dry by the Gold Coast Blaze debacle, will join Melbourne and provide the Tigers with the same all-around hustle and determination that made him a fan favourite up north. Chris will be a welcome addition at Tigerland, with fans already witness to his superior loyalty in waiting around for the Gold Coast for so long.
Braswell’s situation is believed to be a little different, with the American-born point guard waiting to have New Zealand citizenship processed. When this is finalised Braswell will be able to play for Melbourne as a local player.
Hoop Diary believes that there may also be another roster move in the wings but will wait for confirmation from the club. The Tigers are taking shape, exciting times ahead.
UPDATE: It has been confirmed by the Melbourne Tigers that import Ron Dorsey will not be returning to the club next season. Via media release the Tigers have stated that Dorsey will not be retained “due to not being a fit for the newly created team structure”.
Melbourne also wished Ron well and thanked him for his contributions to the club. Dorsey will be missed by Melbourne fans and was most certainly a good friend of Hoop Diary. We’re sure he’ll land on his feet soon and wish him and his partner all the best on the upcoming birth of their first child.