Isby or isn’t he?
The Geraldton Buccaneers have their fingers crossed a last-minute clearance will come through to allow their new signing to play during a vital road trip to Perth this weekend.
Deangelo Isby is from Chicago and played for Utah State University.
The 195cm, 92kg Isby recently finished his first year playing professionally in Slovakia and has been re-signed by the club he played for.
Buccaneers boss Dayle Joseph said Isby, who arrived in Geraldton on Wednesday, would travel with the team and was “a slim chance” of sporting the club colours against the Wolves tomorrow night and the Eagles on Sunday morning.
“We’re hoping the paperwork will come through in time,” Joseph said.
He described Isby as being “a scorer, strong defender and a team player.”
Meanwhile, Joseph has defended his decision to cut ties with American import Willie Conner.
Geraldton was abuzz on Monday morning when Conner was spotted at the airport dumping a basketball and many pairs of socks in a bin so his bag would fit on a flight to Perth.
Joseph told Conner the previous afternoon that his services were no longer needed.
“Look, these things are never easy or nice,” Joseph said.
“I didn’t want to be told at the end of the season we fell short because we didn’t have this or that type of player.
“Willie was injured for a few weeks and I didn’t want to release him then.
“I believe we did the right thing by him in assisting his rehabilitation and getting him fit.
“But I don’t think he was giving us what we needed.”
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