So rumour has it that Chad Eichelberger has been released by the Rainmen. No word on why, but if I had to venture a guess it would be because he sucks at basketball.
Eichelberger gone means more time for James Booyer which sounds good to me. Booyer and Eichelberger seem to have similar skill sets – i.e. scorers with height but not a lot of rebounding presence… the difference is that Booyer appears able to score. Eichelberger’s release is addition by subtraction if you ask me.
The other news is the more traditional addition by addition approach. The same source telling me that Eichelberger is gone is also telling me that one or two players may be added to the roster. Hardy Riley might be back (not sure how I feel about that one) and there is an outside chance that Izzy Caro, formerly of the Millrats, might be joining the Rainmen. If Caro shows up in Halifax I will lose my mind. He’s a great player who can shoot from outside and get to the basket. Him and Anderson in the backcourt gives us one of, if not the, best backcourt in the ABA. My source was unsure about this but if it comes to be then I will be ecstatic. I am prepared to be let dow, though – he has other opportunities in the BSN and I am sure their training camps are opening soon. Still – one can dream.
Oh yeah, and Levingston is challenging Halifax to sell out the MetroCentre on Feb. 13 for student night… I doubt that will happen but his message that he sent out over Facebook is after the jump:
Dear Nova Scotians,
I would like to issue a challenge to one and all.
I want this city and province to prove it has what it takes to support a professional basketball team!
So I am challenging Nova Scotians to fill every last seat at the Metro Centre at the next home game on February 13th
We know you are out there, its time to show up and shout out. Please pass this event on to all your friends and help us show everyone that Halifax wants and deserves a professional sports team.
Owner of the Halifax Rainmen