WAGGA basketball’s golden import Gage Daye remains unsure about his future with the Wagga Heat.
Daye has not met the deadline of December 15 set by coach of the NSW Waratah League team, Allan Mullins.
However, Mullins is prepared to extend the deadline, yet again, in the hope that the Wagga Heat will bag Daye for another season.
“It’s a bit frustrating, really, I’m in a situation where I could pull the pin on him,” Mullins said.
“I’ve been patient, ‘cause I want him back.”
Daye was the league’s top scorer in 2015, and a great mentor for local player Zac Maloney who improved out of sight.
“We’ve developed a good friendship and bond,” Maloney said earlier on.
The start of the Waratah League season has been pushed back by a couple of weeks, allowing Mullins more time to prepare the team in the pre-season.
“We’ve been told we’re not going to start until round three, our pool is playing less games, so I can give him a bit more time,” Mullins said.
An Australian Basketball Association team has shown interest in the US import, however contracts are yet to be drawn up or signed.
“The coach of the team looking at him wants to play an uptempo offense,” Mullins said.
In that case, Daye would be the perfect fit, meaning Wagga misses out.
Daye’s agent has asked him to be patient, and considering Daye is keen to play at a higher level in 2016, he’s hopeful that his patience results in a deal.
Mullins has lined up an alternative import who was willing to wait until mid-December for the news.
He will now be in discussions with the alternative player to see how much notice he needs.
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