Captain Mat Campbell has announced his retirement from the National Basketball League after 17 years of service for the Wollongong Hawks.
At the completion of his stellar career Mat will have played 524 games with the Hawks.
The 35-year-old guard will play his final game against Adelaide at WIN Entertainment Centre on March 25.
‘‘The time is right,’’ Campbell said.
‘‘I’ve had an amazing career with the Hawks and had the honour of representing my country, but it’s now time for me to step aside and open up the door for a new generation of Hawks to lead us in the years ahead.’’
Campbell’s 524 games will leave him tied with Brett Maher on the NBL list of most games played.
Campbell joined the Hawks in 1996 from Bendigo.
He played a key role in the Hawks winning the club’s only championship in 2001.
Hawks management is encouraging the community to see Campbell’s final game.
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