Shooting the lights out
By BRAD GREENSHIELDS
POINT guard Thomas Coe has a penchant for shooting the lights out when he's really in the groove and he's hoping that he put on a big show this weekend when the Coffs Harbour Suns mens team play a double header at Sportz Central.
Facing fierce rivals Grafton tonight and then backing up for a meeting with Taree tomorrow morning, the 26 year-old is happy to admit that a big crowd at home gets him motivated to put on a show.
"It's awesome because I've got a lot of supporters, people I know up here and they all get in the crowd and I like to get them going mad," he said with a wide grin on his face.
Coe has been suffering from an ankle injury which has curtailed his skills in the Suns last two matches but he says he's now back to 100 per cent fitness and he's raring to go, especially for the big one against Grafton.
"I've heard they've got a couple of CBA players and a couple of players from here like Shaun Murphy and a couple of other boys," Coe said.
"I've heard they're really tough and really big. We've got really fast blokes so we can keep up with them it's just in the middle we'll have to muscle up really, really hard."
The talents of the Suns recruit haven't gone unnoticed by others either. Coe will be off to Darwin next month as part of an Indigenous Invitational team that will be competing in the Arafura Games.
"They've got a big line-up there with America and teams from the Pan Pacific, Asia and India, all of those sort of teams," the talented shooter explained.
"It's going to be my first international meet so I'm really fired up for that.
"Hopefully after that when I come back I'll be on a different level because I'll be away for three games. When I get back hopefully I can help the team qualify for the semi's."
n State League matches this weekend at Sportz Central:
Tonight 5.00pm Suns women v Grafton; Tonight 7.00pm - Suns men v Grafton; Tomorrow 11.00am - Suns men v Taree.