In a major signing coup, Southern Districts Spartans are thrilled to announce the acquisition of veteran guard Chris Cedar to the 2022 line up.

Coming in hot off the back of an impressive 2021 season where he led the Mackay Meteors to the inaugural NBL1 North championship, Chris was top of the Spartans recruitment list for the upcoming season.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better season in 2021 with Mackay, and obviously making the decision to leave was tough. But I’m looking towards the next phase of my career, and the chance to team up with Aja at Spartans was an opportunity and challenge I wanted to take” said Cedar.

“We’re definitely aiming for the title, and I’m confident we’ll have a great mix of experience and youth on the roster. They have a great core group of guys there, so I’m excited to work with them and share my style of play and leadership.”

After a solid showing in what was a disrupted 2021 season, the Dark Side is well underway in the construction of their roster and preparations for 2022.

“Chris was a priority signing for me. He’s a league veteran with outstanding decision-making abilities, and I can’t wait to see him out on the floor for us” said Coach Parham-Ammar.

Chris will come into the Dark Side camp averaging 15.94ppg, 4.55 assists and 6.11 rebounds; stats that certainly sparked a response from Coach Parham-Ammar.

“Players like Chris are rare. An incredible leader and winner, he’ll be integral to the culture we’re building going into this season. He’s knows how to win and consistently shows up and takes his team with him, and I’ll be looking to him to drive us towards another final’s appearance.

He walked out of the Quarters and Semis this finals series hitting 37pts and 27pts. That coupled with his 2021 stats are scary, and all this coming from a guy who has been playing over a decade and still performing at this level ” she said.

The first in a series of new signings and returning player announcements, Southern Districts are poised for a promising season, with pre-season to commence in February.

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