A rested, refreshed and even lighter Mike Kerena has been announced as the Canterbury Rams second signing of the 2019 NBL season.
Kerena who grew up in Kaiapoi has had a busy last few years, playing for the Rams and in the LEB Silver and LEB Gold Leagues in Spain, so chose to stay at home over the summer and rest his 2.08m frame and get ready for a much-needed big season with the Rams.
“It’s exciting to have Mike return to the Rams this season as the anchor of our club. Successful teams often feature a dominant post presence and with Mike we have this focal point. He is highly motivated this preseason to come in a little leaner and is also honing his skills as he works towards taking his career that next step. I’m really excited about helping Mike continue to improve his game. Although he has been playing many years, he is just entering his prime as a professional and the best is yet to come,” stated Rams coach, Mick Downer.
In 2018 Wright State University graduate averaged 11 points and 5 rebounds in the red and black singlet, earning him a spot in the New Zealand Select tour team who toured China last year and is part of the wider Tall Blacks Squad.