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Jamell Anderson has joined up with his new Townsville Heat team-mates in Australia following the conclusion of Cheshire Phoenix’s BBL season.
The Phoenix captain signed with the QBL outfit in January with the new Australian-State season about to start in the coming days.
Anderson averaged 10.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game during 33 league appearances for Cheshire as they missed out on the playoffs with an 11-22 regular season record.
This year at Cheshire phoenix is now stamped in my memory books! The fans have been there for us the entire way! Forever thankful ❤️🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/jpH5xceC7n
— Jamell Anderson (@Jamell_A) April 23, 2017
“I think years of playing on different teams with different guys in different environments has prepared me a lot,” the 26-year-old told the Townsville Bulletin. “I’m used to this kind of gelling with new people and getting going.”
The former GB U20 forward joins up with a team-mate from this season in Josh Wilcher, who left Cheshire mid-season after picking up an injury.
“I’ve seen a lot of the plays and stuff, but I know Josh pretty well so he’ll get me up to speed pretty quick,” Anderson added. “I won’t struggle with that.
“I know what I can bring to the table so I’m just going to continue to do that and hopefully even get better while I’m out here.”
Anderson is not the only Brit to have been playing on the Oceania continent with Will Neighbour recently playing in New Zealand .
Another Brit in Will Neighbour had been playing on the Oceania continent having left Surrey Scorchers for the Canterbury Rams in February but was recently released.