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The Schwarz Excavations Rockets are proud to announce the Atem Deng will join the team for the Coles Express NBL1 season. After playing with the Red City Roar last season, Atem has decided to move north to Rockhampton this season. Atem will give the Rockets more depth in the backcourt and will be a great boost to the group for the season ahead.

Neal Tweedy said, “Atem is a really good on ball defender, that can guard multiple positions. He will fit nicely in our roster and will provide some great punch off the bench defensively and is quite capable in facilitating the team’s offence from the point guard position. I believe he is someone that will give us great energy when in the game and really does add to the depth of our roster.

Atem arrived in Rockhampton last week and has played two pre-season games with the Rockets and we have been impressed with what he has shown us thus far.

Atem is looking forward to the new scenery also and said, “I am really looking to the season ahead in Rockhampton and I am prepared to work hard to earn a position in the group wherever coach Tweedy may need me. It’s been great getting to know the fellas and we know we need to put the work in to be ready for our first game in 4 weeks.

The Rockets roster is almost complete, and we will have 1 further announcement later this week to complete the roster.


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