Taranaki Airs sign Flynn Cameron for 2024 NBL Season
Taranaki Airs head coach Sam Mackinnon and his team have been busy in recent weeks, creating a roster filled with rising stars, home grown and international talent ahead of the 2024 NZNBL season. Today, the Taranaki Airs are thrilled to announce the signing of Flynn Cameron, with the Tall black representative continuing the Cameron family basketball legacy in New Zealand.
“ When I first got the job, identifying and recruiting Flynn became an immediate priority," Mackinnon shared. "I have known the Cameron family for a number of years, I have coached against Flynn and Tobias for the Brisbane Capitals against the Gold Coast in the juniors, I recruited Flynn to the Bullets and am wrapped to get Flynn to the Airs. I think he is an emerging point guard, just needs to work on some skills, but as far as someone is a great size, big-bodied and ready to make that big jump at senior level with the Tall Blacks and in the NZNBL and NBL, we are super pleased to have Flynn onboard.” Mackinnon said.
Mackinnon who is still working as an Assistant Coach with South East Melbourne Phoenix in the Australian NBL is pleased with the initial signings as he looks to create a culture and environment where genuine community engagement and a determination to develop the best version of themselves as players and people is the norm.
“It’s important that we get the mix right from the outset, and that the players coming to play with the Airs are aware that we will work extremely hard in all facets of our game, on and off-court. Whether it’s working in the community, in the gym or on-court, Airs fans, members and our corporate partners can rest assured we will be committed to and aspiring for excellence at all times.”
The addition of Flynn is a huge step in the right direction for the Airs as they look to create a potent roster and winning culture with the son of Kiwi legend Pero Cameron possessing many of his father’s elite traits.
The dynamic guard brings a wealth of experience to the Airs squad following a successful World Cup campaign with the Tall Blacks, an NBL season with Melbourne United and following stints with the Gold Coast Rollers in the Queensland State League competition following several seasons in the US College basketball system with DePaul University and the University of California.
Mackinnon is looking forward to taking reigns of the Airs and working closely with Flynn, as he looks to establish himself within the Airs organisation and within Tall Blacks representative program.
“Flynn certainly has the ability to be a staple of the Tall Blacks for many years to come, and I look forward to working with him to develop every aspect of his game, ensuring that he has the skills and the tools required to play at the highest level.”
Taranaki Steelformers Airs kick off the 2024 season against Manawatu Jets on March 30th.
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