THE Cockburn Cougars have welcomed Perth Wildcat Clint Steindl into its fold after recruiting him to the men’s State Basketball League (SBL) program.
The Australian Boomers squad member, who played his first season with the Cats, has a National Basketball League (NBL) career average of 40 per cent from the perimeter, making him a welcome addition to the Cougar squad, according to general manager Tyrone Thwaites.
“Clint is coming to us from the most professional organisation in the NBL,” he said.
“The Perth Wildcats pride themselves on recruiting character and the Cougar Family is no different.
“He will bring a wealth of knowledge to our entire men’s program, and our young guys will reap the benefits of that.”
Thwaites credited the signing, which he described as a “game changer”, to head coach Adam Nener and existing men’s program.
“The Wildcats have shown trust in the Cougar family to look after their own,” he said.
“Not only that, but this lands the association a wonderful opportunity to showcase a professional athlete to our Cougar juniors.
“We are halfway through a very competitive 2018 SBL season and it’s just gone up a notch.
“It’s a wonderful time to be a part of the Cougar family.”
Steindl will make his debut in Cougar colours at Saturday night’s away against the East Perth Eagles and at home on Sunday against the Willetton Tigers.