The Melbourne Tigers have almost completed their roster for 2012-13 after signing former Gold Coast Blaze guard, Chris Goulding.
The official announcement will come tomorrow (Friday) when the team will also announce the signing of 6ft 10 import Seth Scott.
Goulding entered the league in 2006 with the Brisbane Bullets where he won the NBL championship in 2007. After the Bullets folded Goulding signed with the Perth Wildcats for one season before signing with the Gold Coast Blaze.
In 116 NBL games Chris has averaged 7.9ppg, 2.0rpg & 1.1apg.
Goulding’s best season so far came in 2010-11 when he averaged almost 12ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.5apg and shot 40% from three. Last season saw his stats drop across the board after he was made to take a lesser role within the team due to a crowded back court.
Chris’s current point rating is at 7 points. There was talk that Goulding could have his points reduced by the league so it was easier for him (and other Blaze players) to find a new team in the NBL, but it is currently unknown if his points rating has been reduced or not. If Goulding’s 7 point rating stands, the Melbourne Tigers will have committed to 66 out of their 70 point cap.
He will join a Tigers roster that also includes Adam Ballinger, Lucas Walker, Bennie Lewis, Liam Rush, Nate Tomlinson, Matt Burston, Tommy Greer, Seth Scott and Ron Dorsey.
Rumours are circulating at the moment that another big move is on the cards for the Tigers.