MELBOURNE – The Nunawading Spectres today announced that they have re-signed league all-star and big-man Simon Conn.
Conn arrived at Nunawading in 2011, instantly bringing success to the Spectres program in the then South East Australian Basketball League. The Spectres have failed to make the post season just once during Conn’s tenure, the big man long considered one of the best players outside of the NBL.
In 2019, Conn led the Spectres to the inaugural NBL1 Championship, with the now 38-year-old keen to see his side repeat in 2021.
“It’s great to be back with they guys,” Conn said.
“We’re a pretty tight group and I’m excited to get back out there. Having to sit out last year with the pandemic was tough. We’d worked so hard to be in a position to defend our championship for it to be put on ice. But we’ve been able to re-assemble much of the core and added some new pieces around that, it’s exciting.”
One person happy to have Conn return is new Nunawading Head Coach Andrew Cutler.
“Simon has been a foundational piece of Nunawading Basketball for over a decade, so it’s a fantastic outcome for the club to have him back for another year.”
“We’re lucky to have a player of Simon’s quality and experience to build around and he’ll continue to be a focal point for us.”
Conn played in all 24-games for the Spectres in 2019 returning averages of 19.4 points and 9.7 rebounds per night.
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