NUNAWADING BASKETBALL | The Nunawading ‘Burwood One’ Spectres are excited to announce that live-wire guard Costas Hronopoulos will return for the 2018 South East Australian Basketball League season.
A graduate of the Spectres Junior Program, Hronopoulos has developed into an integral piece of Nunawading’s rotation alongside Shane McDonald and Tom Wright in the backcourt.
“I’ve been at the club since I was 11 years old, so Nunawading is a second home to me,” Hronopoulos said.
“We have a great group of guys that are always fun to be around, so I’m looking forward to joining them again in 2018.”
Averaging 5.3 points and 3.0 rebounds off the bench, Hronopoulos stepped up his trademark hustle across the 2017 season, helping his side return to the East Conference Final.
“He’s the hardest working guy I have,” Head Coach Dave Biwer said when talking about the re-signing.
“He gives opposition teams nightmares because he is so unpredictable at both ends.”
“I always know we will get 110% from him and his teammates also know it. You can’t win championships without a guy like this.”
Biwer will be calling on that effort and chemistry as the Spectres look to build towards championship success, something they haven’t experienced since 2011. With the league scrapping the two-conference structure, Nunawading are looking to return the majority of the roster that fell agonisingly short to Mt. Gamier in the last East Conference Final.
Hronopoulos joins McDonald and Wright as the official signings ahead of the 2018 season, with much of the roster already participating in individual workouts ahead of preseason tipping off. Nunawading Basketball anticipates a number of additional signings to be confirmed in the coming days.