The Bendigo Bank Braves are excited to announce that Adelaide 36ers point guard Adam Doyle has signed with the club for the 2017 season.
The South Australian born Doyle was close to signing with the Braves at the start of the 2016 season but continued his association with the Forestville Eagles in the South Australian Premier League (SAPL), a team he had previously won championships with in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Doyle has averaged almost 9 minutes a game this season with the 36ers, playing his role as back-up for Jerome Randle exceptionally well.
In his most recent performance Doyle came off the bench late in the third quarter to put a halt to the Perth Wildcats momentum, knocking down three clutch jump shots to score a quick seven points before handing back the reigns to Randle as the sixers got home in overtime.
An extremely hard worker, Doyle is looking forward to coming to a championship team and getting back to the SEABL competition.
Confident he can have an immediate impact Coach Ben Harvey has remained in contact with Doyle all season in an attempt to get him to the Braves.
“Adam is playing good minutes at the highest level in Australia and I’m looking for him to lead this team on the floor,” Harvey said.
“Adam is a true point guard that will bring a lot of energy to the team, he will be a great asset to our program."
Harvey continued, "Unfortunately we were unable to retain the services of Kevin White but we’re delighted to welcome Adam to our team.
"He’s had his setback and he’s overcome those, he’s mentally very tough and he’s had a taste of the SEABL competition previously so we expect him to fit right in”.
Doyle averaged 20.1 points per game this season in the SAPL, fifth in the league and 3.3 assists per game, he brings a lot of basketball experience to the club.
In addition to being a member of the Eagles three peat, Doyle scored 23 points in the 2012 season finale claiming MVP honours in the process at just 20 years of age.