In one of the biggest stories of the Big V off-season, Calvin Henry’s backflip on retirement has ended up seeing the Heat legend out of the line-up anyway.
From the Mildura Sunraysia Daily:
CALVIN Henry says he will not play or coach for the Mildura Heat again after the Mildura Basketball Association (MBA) board decided not to re-sign him as an import for the 2019 Big V season.
Reigning Big V Division 2 Men MVP Henry released a statement on Monday in the wake of the MBA board’s decision to sign a new import for the Mildura Heat, detailing his disappointment at the turn of events.
The MBA board had planned to sign the import to complement Henry’s place in the team on the provision the American-turned-Mildura-favourite’s permanent residency visa would be approved and as a result he would become an non-restricted (local) player, however that approval has yet to eventuate.
The Mildura Basketball Association issued a statement on Saturday, February 16.
The Mildura Basketball Association Board is on the verge of announcing the squad list for the Mildura Heat 2019 playing year.
In planning the 2019 season, the board made the decision to recruit a new male import to join the roster in a bid to further enhance the young side’s chance of winning a championship this year.
The decision was made with the expectation that 2018 league MVP Calvin Henry would play the season as an unrestricted player following his application for permanent residency being processed in a timely fashion by the Australia Immigration Department.
Unfortunately, this has not eventuated, which has prevented the Big V Association granting Calvin unrestricted player status. As a result of this the MBA Board has made the decision to go with another male import this year.