KUALA LUMPUR – In light of Sundiata Gaines’ knee injury, Westports Malaysia Dragons is looking to Shaun Bruce to reinforce the team.

An Australian professional basketball player, Bruce began his National Basketball League (NBL) career in 2012 with Cairns Taipans, the same year Dragons’ current head coach Jamie Pearlman became of assistant coach of that Australian Team.

Initially as a development player, he earned himself a full-time spot in 2013 with the Taipans where he averaged at 17.2 points, 4 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.2 steals per game.

Since his debut in 2012, Bruce has made his name around the Queensland Basketball League (QBL) and NBL scene. He signed with Brisbane Bullets for two years.

He joined the Mackay Meteors for the 2016 QBL Season, and for the full season (18 games), he averaged at 20.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.1 steals per game.

In 2017, he was named QBL MVP of the season with 22.6 points, 5.9 rebounds. 9.5 assists and 1.2 steals per game.

Usually at guard position, Bruce stands at 190cm tall and weighs 8.2kg.

Dragons will be playing at OCBC Arena tomorrow (Friday 23rd Nov) at 8PM against the Singapore Slingers with our new import.