Hawks seek second United States import

He has a name that belongs up in lights and could be the answer to the Wollongong Hawks' import conundrum.Unheralded guard Showron Glover arrived in Australia on Monday and has trained with the Hawks over the past two days.Wollongong (1-1) have played the first two games of the 2011-12 season with one import - forward Joevan Catron - and the club is keen to bolster the backcourt with a second import.The Hawks host Gold Coast tomorrow night and face the Kings in Sydney on Sunday night."We've brought him in for a trial, and the hardest thing over the next couple of weeks is our schedule and what it allows us to do," coach Gordie McLeod said."Having two games this weekend makes it hard for him. He only arrived Monday. He practised [Tuesday] and [yesterday]."

  • Full coverage of the Hawks Standing 175cm, Glover was born in California and played two years of junior college basketball in the United States before transferring to the Saskatchewan Huskies in Canada for his final two years of university.After leading the Huskies to the 2010 national title in his senior year, the man nicknamed "Show" played professionally in Switzerland for a season.Hawks fans wanting to know everything about Glover only need to get online.The 24-year-old has his own website and his lively post-game interview after the college final can be found on YouTube.Wollongong coach Gordie McLeod said Glover would get the chance to audition for the club's import vacancy."He's straight off the plane. It's pretty hard with the long flight here and the short notice," McLeod said."He was probably a bit dehydrated and cramped up a bit from the flight. We'll probably have a better idea after another practice session."We'll work him out later this week, but with the games on, obviously we won't be able to see him practise again or see him in any scrimmages until we have another look next week."

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