Fury star to seek overseas employment
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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