Well, don’t expect the Rainmen to get back to .500 any time soon. We just lost our best player.
Anderson called up to German ‘A’ leagueMON, FEB 4, 2008 • The Halifax RainmenHalifax Rainmen Owner Andre Levingston announces that point guard Jermaine Anderson has left the Halifax Rainmen to join the German “A” league. “It is a bittersweet announcement for us. We are really sad to lose Jermaine, but thrilled he is advancing in his career,” said Levingston. “He’s a talented young man and deserves this promotion.”Anderson, a 24-year old Toronto native, has been with the Halifax Rainmen since November. The point guard played last summer on the Canadian National Team and is a hopeful for the Olympic team that will compete to qualify for Beijing 2008 in the spring.Coach Rick Lewis says Anderson’s departure leaves a gap on the team. “He is going to be very difficult to replace. He was a joy to coach, a pleasure to watch and a great young man. This advance is well deserved and I want to congratulate him and wish him great success.”
Levingston and Coach Lewis are actively searching for a new point guard and hope to have someone in place as soon as possible.
My thoughts after the jump.
I am happy for Anderson and I think this is much better for his career… but Halifax is going to be a worse team and one which is less fun to watch. Green is now the only player really capable of playing PG. I honestly don’t know who will fill those minutes – Benoit? Ferguson?
Anderson was by far the best player on the Rainmen and I really think that this is going to leave a huge hole in the line up. Bummer.
Edit: Chad Lucas posted about this over at the Chronicle Herald website, and he indicates that Green and Ferguson will be running the point while the team looks for another guard. I hope this means that Wiggington gets some non-garbage time minutes.
In other news: Halifax signed Jon Clark, a 6’10 forward/centre. His college stats were pretty underwhelming, but he did play Div. I, and he’s a big body. With the addition of him and Booyer the team suddenly has a surplus of forwards and somehow is short in the backcourt… what a strange reversal.