Not surprisingly, the main spin in the local papers is that an Atlantic Canadian kid got drafted by the Rainmen. The Metro and the Herald ran essentially the same story. But Chris Cochrane wrote a good column on what has changed in the last 12 months for the Rainmen. Bottom line: if the Rainmen sink or swim this season it is 100% a result of their doing.
Edit: a paper in PEI picked up the story and more or less just reprinted the press release.
It’s still unclear if Halifax managed to grab the attention of casual/potential fans with the activity of the last 24 hours, but I was personally pretty impressed with the whole thing.
I’ve got to say – having two legit players signed to the team (plus 4 who sound like they will be signed) has me excited for the new season. I also feel that from a basketball standpoint that David Bailey is a bigger signing than Moyse. All indications are that Bailey is tough, physical and likes to bang around inside which is exactly what the Rainmen lacked last year.
Another edit: The PBL draft video is online now. I don’t have time to watch the whole thing, but it looks good at the begining. Definately looks slick.