Muskies must tame Uni’s New Yorker

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New Yorker Ron Adrian will be a marked man for the rest of the Scottish basketball season after scoring 32 points including eight three-pointers in his national league debut for Edinburgh University at the Pleasance last weekend.

The fact that the 23-year-old Johnson State College, Vermont graduate did it against the champions Falkirk Fury a few days after arriving only reinforced the impact he made.

Tayside Musketeers will be the first to try to curb his “hot hand” at the Pleasance on Sunday (1.20pm) but they may also find that this EU team have too many options for them.

Apart from centre Jac St John, power forward Ben Warrington and point guard Davy Rowan, EU will have a 6ft 3in Greek power forward on the bench, Kyriakos Pantziaros, younger brother of the now departed Andreas.

EU however will not have guard Roie Iluz due a suspected mild concussion after a training collision.

EU women also host Muskies in their first game of the season (3.20pm) and will have revenge on their minds after being pipped by the Taysiders in the dying seconds last year.

Edinburgh Kings welcome back former forward Grant Flockhart and guard Garreth Lodge for their home game against Troon (now Ayrshire) Tornadoes at Portobello High tomorrow (7pm).

Flockhart once scored 25 points against Kings for the now defunct East Lothian Peregrines and more recently has been playing local league for the Lothian Police.

Boroughmuir Blaze have a tough home tie against Glasgow Storm at the Crags SC tomorrow (1.20pm).