Boucher eyes eleventh championship
April 16, 2012 16:23:13 UK
New Zealand Breakers' player Dillon Boucher admits the titles he has won more than make up for the injuries he's suffered over the years.
The 36-year-old forward, whose chin needed eight stiches recently to fill another wound, won eight championships in New Zealand's league before crossing the Tasman to win two more in Australian NBL.
He is a player who excels in clutch situations and his teams rarely lose in the Grand Finals series. In fact, the only time he failed to collect the winners' medal despite reaching the Grand Final was in the 2002-3 season against Waikato.
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He does not remember each of his ten championship runs, but he is still determined to add more to his trophy cabinet. And if things go in the Breakers' favour in the upcoming Game 2 against Perth Wildcats, then he could very well win his eleventh title.
Boucher says the secret behind his success is his ability to adjust to the team's requirement.
He explained: "It's doing what's needed for the team. If the team needs me to stay on the sideline and wave a towel, hey, I'll wave a towel and get the bench going that way. If the team needs me to dive on a loose ball and get eight stitches in my chin, that's what I need to do.
"We are all prepared to do our little bit so the club is successful. That's what we did last year and what we have done so far this year."
"We're going to Perth to wrap this thing up," the veteran added.
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