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Jason Cadee Is Coming Home
- Updated: June 20, 2014
The Sydney Kings team fans will see in 2014-15 will be drastically different to the team that missed out on the playoffs in 2013-14, with a new head coach, new imports and a bunch of local players signed already it appears that the Kings have made a conscious effort show their support for their local basketball community.
One player that many Kings fans wanted to see in a Kings uniform since he came up through the junior ranks is 23 year old point guard Jason Cadee and last month fans got their wish as Cadee left Adelaide to join Ben Madgen and the Kings.
Jason told ATF how excited he was to be joining one of the most well know sporting teams in Australia and their new roster.
“I think it’s exciting (the new player signings). They already had 4 talented players resigned in Madge, Tommy, Cody and Kev.”
“Adding some local Sydney people into the Kings roster with Kev and now Josh and also Angus was obviously a priority and we are all from different junior associations which I think is great and will hopefully help in support and getting fans to the Kingdome!”
Cadee joined the NBL in 2010-11 with the Gold Coast Blaze and since then he has played the back up point guard to some of the leagues most players such as Gary Ervin, Adris Deleon and Adam Gibson. Cadee may have to fight for the starting position again next season.
“They are after an import point guard to start. But the starting job is always up for grabs at training. I’m looking forward to working alongside whoever it may be.”
Originally from Bankstown (South-West Sydney), Cadee grew up as a Razorbacks fan in the late 90’s/early 00’s.
“As a kid I was well and truly a Razorbacks person! Dad was the CEO and basically started the club with a few others. So that’s all I knew and I grew up being around the team.”
Jason’s first job in the NBL was even with the Razorsbacks!
“I think I may have floor swept more games than anyone ever in the NBL having done it there for about 7 years straight.”
Whether it’s with the Kings or the old Razorbacks, Cadee is just happy to be able to play in his home city for the first time in his professional career.
“There’s a lot of things that excite me about coming home. Being around my family and friends is a great thing and will be different having been away from home since I was 17 but that’s probably the biggest thing I’m looking forward to.”
The Kings have their first home game on October the 11th against NSW rivals the Wollongong Hawks.