Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Kann Seeks Double Celebration; Rockets Win Will Ensure Teen Has Happy Birthday

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Kann Seeks Double Celebration; Rockets Win Will Ensure Teen Has Happy Birthday

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BASKETBALL: Being a part of such an experienced playing group as that assembled by the 2012 Minecorp Rockets is not intimidating for teenager Brad Kann.

The youngster seems to have been a part of the Rockets development for a long while and yet, as he points out, he is still the youngest on the team bench.

This weekend the young player will be hoping for a double celebration; victory over the visiting Gold Coast in tonight's QBL fixture and also his 19th birthday.

While the birthday is a milestone for Kann it is his basketball that, as always, will be the highlight.

C[pounds sterling]I think I am coming along a lot better,C[yen] Kann reported.

The teenager said he received a lot of support from the senior members of the squad.

C[pounds sterling]It can be a bit overwhelming,C[yen] he admitted. C[pounds sterling]But they give me good advice.

C[pounds sterling]Peni (Navalo) and Travis (Reed) tell me to play with confidence, that is what I have to do.C[yen]

Developing his game in a playing group that regularly challenges for the QBL title can be a confidence booster for a young player but also tough when trying to fulfil team expectations.

C[pounds sterling]Sometimes it can become a little intimidating but I have to remain confident,C[yen] Kann insisted. C[pounds sterling]They never put doubt in your mind.C[yen]

The current Rockets squad sits at the top of the league ladder with a 100% record having scored five wins from as many games.

C[pounds sterling]I think this year's squad is as good as any (he's been with at the Rockets),C[yen] he said. C[pounds sterling]There is a good mix of young players while there is a lot of experienceC[yen]

That experience is evident in the Rockets starting line up while on the bench are the youngsters such as Kann and Aaron Glazebrook.

C[pounds sterling]Peni is definitely the glue in the team,C[yen] Kann said. C[pounds sterling]He just gets on and does the job.C[yen]

The novice player also sees the introduction of three-point expert Brad Williamson as a boost. …

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