Dillon Boucher staying with NZ Breakers

NICOLA ABERCROMBIE
Last updated 18:01 08/05/2012
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PEN TO PAPER: Dillon Boucher has re-signed with the Breakers.
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Breakers forward Dillon Boucher has re-signed with the back-to-back champions for another year.

With the Australian National Basketball League free agency opening today, Boucher put pen to paper on a one year deal, leaving the Breakers with just two local spots left open.

With Boucher now officially retained, the Breakers will turn their attention to negotiations with Leon Henry.

While Henry can now be approached by other clubs, Breakers general manager Richard Clarke confirmed they were discussing a return with him and his agent.

Clarke also said the final local roster spot would likely go to a guard, with several Kiwi players in contention.

"There are some quality local players in the mix for the final roster position, Josh Bloxham is coming off a good season for us and has the opportunity to impress for Nelson, and Jarrod Kenny also spent time with us over the season and is performing well for Hawkes Bay. 

"Lindsay Tait is as impressive as ever, and Corey Webster will also come back into the equation," said Clarke.

The Breakers are also in negotiations with star import pairing Gary Wilkinson and Cedric Jackson, although Wilkinson would have to accept a different role with Alex Pledger's playing time set to increase while Jackson is testing the NBA waters.

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