In less than 24 hours the Manchester Millrats open their 2010 season against the Vermont Frost Heaves, at their home in the Southern New Hampshire University Fieldhouse. Tickets can be purchased at the door or on the internet by clicking HERE.
The Millrats roster is set as well as all of the teams in the PBL, now New Hampshire basketball fans are ready for some great competition in the coming months. The PBL will not disappoint either. The league is scattered with former NBA players, like Bonzi Wells, Oliver Miller, and Desmond Ferguson (also a former Millrat).
Judging by the preseason that the Millrats had, they will be among the PBL elite and should compete for the division title for their second year in the league. Just last week they beat their opening day opponent by 22 points to secure Champlain Cup Preseason Tournament Championship.
The Millrats are led by first year Head Coach Heath Teixeira along with a trio of minor league veterans: Anthony Anderson, the former league MVP is back with the Millrats after several years overseas, Al Stewart is a reigning PBL Co-Defensive Player of the Year, and Marlowe Currie, a 2009 PBL All-Playoff performer, also returns.
During the preseason the high-octane Millrats offense was led by Dwight Brewington (19.7 ppg), Anthony Anderson (19.5 ppg), Lou McCroskey (19.0 ppg), Alexus Foyle (19.0 ppg), and UNH alum's Eric Gilchrese (18.0 ppg) and Tyrece Gibbs (11.3 ppg).
"We feel that we have our most talented team yet, and we play a brand of basketball that is high scoring and very exciting for the fans," explained Millrats Coach Heath Teixeira.
The Millrats opening day roster is as follows:
#3 Eric Gilchrese
#4 Tyrece Gibbs
#5 Jose Guitian
#7 David Cooper
#10 Al Stewart
#12 Anthony Anderson
#20 Steve Deluca
#22 Louie McCroskey
#23 Marlowe Currie
#24 Dwight Brewington
#32 Alexus Foyle
#55 Stanley Ocitti