Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

MVP Todd Has Eyes on NBL

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

MVP Todd Has Eyes on NBL

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Rob McNicol

rob.mcnicol@dailymercury.com.au

BASKETBALL: Mackay Meteors MVP Todd Blanchfield says as much as it hurt losing the QBL final series in Rockhampton, he can't afford to dwell on it.

He's back with the Townsville Crocodiles full-time this week, and their pre-season preparations are already in full swing.

"We were very happy to make the grand final and we didn't want to settle for anything less than a championship, but obviously we couldn't get that done," Blanchfield, 23, said.

"I can't dwell on it too much; I've got to move on and look forward to the NBL; that's my focus now."

The Crocs, including Blanchfield's Meteors team-mates Clint Steindl and Greg Vanderjagt, play the Japanese national team at the Swamp this Sunday, but Blanchfield will be sitting out with a foot infection.

He expected to be back in training next Monday ahead of the Crocs' next pre-season tie against the Cairns Taipans next weekend.

"That'll be my first hit-out with them (this season) so I can't wait," Blanchfield said. …

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