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Fury star to seek overseas employment

The official opening of the Emirates Arena in Glasgow's East end. Opened by the leader of the city council Gordon Matheson. Glasgow Rocks basketball player Kieran Achara 6 ft 10 chats to the assembled VIP's.  .Picture Robert Perry The Scotsman 5th Oct  2012

The official opening of the Emirates Arena in Glasgow's East end. Opened by the leader of the city council Gordon Matheson. Glasgow Rocks basketball player Kieran Achara 6 ft 10 chats to the assembled VIP's. .Picture Robert Perry The Scotsman 5th Oct 2012

Olympic basketball star Kieron Achara has left the Glasgow Rocks.

Former Fury centre Achara, who played a pivotal role in Team GB’s final match at this year’s Olympic Games in London, had joined on a provisional contract, linking up again with former Fury team-mate Jonny Bunyan.

But after failing to agree a permanent deal with the club, who play at Glasgows’s Commonwealth Games facility - The Emirates Arena, Achara has elected to look elsewhere.

The 29-year-old has experience of playing college basketball in the United States and also had spells in Spain and Italy before returning home.

A possible destination for the 6’7” tall Stirling-born player may be Turkey, The Falkirk Herald understands.

Achara’s mother, a netball international, still lives in Scotland. His older brother Idris has also represented Great Britain on court, taking part in the Special Olympics in Athens where he won a silver medal.

This afternoon he thanked the Glasgow fans via Twitter.

“Just want to say a big thanks to the @rocksglasgow and the fans for the support over the last two months. Good luck for the season #gorocks.”

 

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