EYES ON PRIZE: Phoenix’s Braydon Hobbs in action against Pirates at Kev Broome Stadium.
EYES ON PRIZE: Phoenix’s Braydon Hobbs in action against Pirates at Kev Broome Stadium. Luka Kauzlaric

Hobbs lines up next season options before big game

BRAYDON Hobbs really never had a choice but to enjoy basketball.

From Indiana, he grew up like almost every kid in the US state, watching the Indiana Pacers in the NBA and fanatical about the sport.

With limited prospects in the state and the US after graduating from college in Kentucky, Hobbs was forced to look overseas.

"You have D-League or Canada but overseas is the best bet," he said.

After a year in Mackay in 2012, the Power realised the talent the guard possessed and snapped him up for this season.

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The question now is: where is Hobbs off to for the Australian summer and QBL off season?

"I don't have anything lined up yet," he said.

"I have had to switch agents because my last agent is now working for the Utah Jazz.

"I am looking at Europe, and Cairns have offered me a work-out but I am not sure if I can get up there."

As for a return to Down Under and Gladstone, that is going to have to wait until season's end and when Hobbs has more knowledge of his movements for summer.

The foundations have been laid, but negotiations will have to take place, and the Power will be looking for him to be in Gladstone for the start of the season.

This season the guard was unable to make the first few rounds because of commitments that overlapped in basketball competitions.

"A couple of people have asked me to come back, but it is hard with overlapping of matches," he said.

"It is the best place I have been. It is English speaking, people are laid back and it is on the coast."

For now Hobbs and the Power squad will be targeting a win tomorrow and a possible finals appearance.

The rest will have to wait.

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