Supercats on import search

Erin Pearson
GEELONG Supercats will head back to the drawing board to recruit a second American import after re-contracting talks fell through with championship player J’Nathan Bullock.
Team general manager David Hoey said Bullock had parted ways with the Supercats despite helping the team to its South East Australian Basketball League season victory last season.
“J’Nate is out so what we do now is look at our current roster with our available local talent then decide on an import who would best fit,” he said.
“We will look at a number of potentials. Hopefully we’ll have an indication well before Christmas.”
The 196cm shooter joined the squad earlier this year after his first visit to Australia.
Hoey said the Supercats were confident of resigning powerhouse import and MVP winner Isma’il Muhammad in “coming weeks”.
“We’re still in discussion with Isma’il but are expecting a resolution in a few days,” he said.
Muhammad failed to score a spot with NBA line-up Charlotte in September after dominating the SEABL 2010 season.
He finished the year with both the Supercats’ and league south conference MVP trophy.
He will return to the side for a third straight season.
The Supercats have already recently resigned Adelaide 36ers’ Nathan Herbert, Nick Owusu, Jamie Medved, Seb Loader, Matthew Hardiman and Keith Harrison after losing Daniel George to family commitments.