Halifax Rainmen Add Three New Faces

Andre Levingston wasted no time in signing new players to the team. After releasing centers, Shagari Alleyne and Cory Underwood, three new players will join the Rainmen roster this week.  The Rainmen have signed centers, DeAndre Thomas and Marc Mazur along with point guard, Antwan “Antifreeze” Dobie and all three will make their Rainmen debut on Saturday against Vermont.

Here’s the mini scouting report on the new players (with information from the Halifax Rainmen):

Antwan “Antifreeze” Dobie

  • 6’0” Point Guard
  • NY, NY: Another New Yorker joining the team
  • Dobie is a streetballer out of NY, he once put up 88 points in two games in the Nike Tournament of Champions in NY
  • Recently played in Argentina for Club Lanus
  • Cory Underwood (recently released Rainmen player) says that his cousin, Antwan, is a “great leader, quick, shoots the euro 3 very well, a true leader & has great court vision…he can score 30, 40 pts if needed…”
  • Coach Les Berry says: “Dobie is a smart point guard who passes the ball very well and is good at finding the open man. We will activate him Saturday night to get a better look,”

DeAndre Thomas

  • 6’8” Center, 320 lbs
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • Played for the Indiana Hoosiers
  • Recently played for the Chicago Steam of the ABA
  • Good scorer down low
  • Levingston: “Thomas, who currently is working hard on his physical conditioning, is a powerhouse who will make a big impact once he’s in top form. We feel he can be the best big man in the league,”

Marc Mazur

  • 6’10” Center, 264 lbs
  • Born in Pontiac, MI
  • Only started playing ball at 19 years of age
  • Good defender, rebounder and can shoot the ball
  • Played for the Manchester Millrats last season
  • Also, played with the Fayetteville Patriots of the NBA D-League and won a championship
  • Levingston: “Mazur is just a very smart player who brings toughness and energy,”

Halifax faces off against the Vermont Frost Heaves on Saturday evening, be sure to check out Haligonia.ca for live online coverage!

Romy Aquino covers the pro basketball game (the Canadian Flavour of the NBA, the PBL’s Halifax Rainmen) from a fan’s perspective.  He also can be found at NBA hoops blogs, Hip Hoop Junkies (A Member of TheScore.com’s Sports Federation) and Hoop Heads North.  Follow him on Twitter: @romyaquino

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