Moycullen Basketball have a received a major boost on the eve of their third season in the Nivea for Men’s Superleague with the signing of NAIA All-American, Luke Enos. Enos (24) will spearhead a young Moycullen side whose 2010/2011 campaign begins with a trip to Cork on Sunday where they face UCC Demons.
Standing at six foot seven feet inches, Enos was a stand out player at Black Hills State University in his native South Dakota where he started for all four of his college years and earned multiple individual awards. Enos was twice named an NAIA All-American, an incredible honour which ranked him as one of the ten best players in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in the United States. In his final season, he was also named as the “Player of the Year” in his league, the Dakota Athletic Conference.
This weekend they go up against perennial powerhouses UCC Demons in Cork while the following Sunday they play in Dublin against DCU Saints. The first Galway fixture will then be a repeat meeting of Saints and Moycullen when they take to the court in NUI Galway’s Kingfisher for a 4pm tip-off on Saturday, 15 October.
Moycullen will be eager to make amends for last year’s difficult campaign, which after a lot of pre-season optimism, was majorly derailed by injuries to their two top scoring Irish players, Cian Nihill and Garnett Griffin.