Belfast Telegraph

Monday 30 November 2015

Basketball: Kelly on way home as Drew arrives

By David Kelly

Published 21/12/2007

Bobby Kelly plays his last game for Belfast Star tonight
Bobby Kelly plays his last game for Belfast Star tonight

American Bobby Kelly will play his last game for Belfast Star tomorrow night in the derby showdown at UUJ.

Star take on University of Ulster for the third and final time in the Nivea Superleague knowing that Kelly is heading back to the States having failed to settle in Belfast.

Star have also lost Lithuanian Rimas Kidykas, while American Nick Michaels has failed to sparkle in the first half of a season in which Darren O'Neill's men have blown hot and cold.

With Star on a four-game losing streak and UU having just shocked Northern Conference leaders Shamrock Hoops, it promises to be quite a game.

Star coach O'Neill said: "It's very disappointing to lose Bobby but he just felt he had to return to America. He just didn't settle here and that's understandable."

As Kelly leaves, O'Neill is bringing in 6ft 4' Dawud Drew from New Jersey who will have to make an immediate impact if Star are to push towards the play-off places.

O'Neill added: " Drew is a very athletic player who averaged the double, double in rebounds and scoring. Hopefully he can give us the firepower that we need."

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