NBL’s New Zealand-based franchise, the Sky Sport Breakers, sign Bunbury guard Cameron Gliddon

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 22:  Cameron Gliddon of the Boomers drives to the basket during the FIBA World Cup Qualifier match between the Australian Boomers and the Philippines at Margaret Court Arena on February 22, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.
Camera IconMELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 22: Cameron Gliddon of the Boomers drives to the basket during the FIBA World Cup Qualifier match between the Australian Boomers and the Philippines at Margaret Court Arena on February 22, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. Credit: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Bunbury guard Cam Gliddon is set to continue his basketball career across the ditch after signing with the NBL’s New Zealand-based franchise, the Sky Sport Breakers.

The Breakers — who finished last in the 2021–22 NBL season — announced on June 7 the former Australian Boomer had signed a two-year deal following the completion of his contract with the South East Melbourne Phoenix.

Gliddon spent two years at the Phoenix and played 57 games, but did not start on court for the entirety of the 2021-22 season when he averaged 4.7 points.

New Breakers head coach Mody Maor was full of praise for Gliddon and said his all-around qualities, experience and professionalism would greatly benefit the roster.

“Cameron’s offensive skill set fits the style we want to play perfectly; he is a constant threat beyond the three-point arc,” Maor said.

“He also does not shy away from defensive challenges and will be a valued piece in our defensive puzzle.

“Having a player of Cameron Gliddon’s quality in our locker room will speed up our learning process and help the Breakers re-establish our competitive culture.”

The 198cm sharpshooter has 10 years of NBL experience and has played 273 games across his career for the Cairns Taipans, Brisbane Bullets and the Phoenix.

He also played for the Canterbury Rams in the 2019 New Zealand NBL season, where he was named the NZNBL’s Most Outstanding Guard and earned All-Star Five honours.

The 32-year-old won gold for Australia at the FIBA Asia Cup in 2017 and contributed eight points, seven rebounds, and five assists in the Boomers’ gold medal win over Canada at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Cameron Gliddon of the Bullets drives to the basket during the round 9 NBL match between the Brisbane Bullets and the South East Melbourne Phoenix at the Queensland State Netball Centre in Brisbane, Saturday, November 30, 2019. (AAP Image/Glenn Hunt) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Camera IconCameron Gliddon during his time with the Brisbane Bullets in 2019. Credit: GLENN HUNT/AAPIMAGE

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