JCU Townsville Fire championship winner Darcee Garbin will make her highly anticipated return on New Year’s Eve after recovering from a hot spot.
Sidelined since the start of December, Garbin missed the Fire’s back-to-back victories over Melbourne and Adelaide before returning to Perth over Christmas.
Since arriving back in Townsville, however, the star forward has been given the green light to play and is looking forward to bolstering the Fire’s front court after a blistering start to the season.
“I’m nearly 100 per cent so really excited to get back on the court,” the 22-year-old said.
“I’m a little bit nervous because it’s been a couple of weeks, so I can’t wait to get out there.
“Hopefully I remember how to play basketball, but I’m feeling pretty good.”
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After a blistering start to the season, Garbin was negated for more than a month with a hot spot in her foot, restricting her minutes in games and forcing her to sit out from training.
Having enjoyed a month off, the young gun looks set to resume her role as the side’s sixth man and will look to continue the form that made her one of the WNBL’s hottest prospects.
“I wasn’t too happy with my last two games before I sat out, so that kind of plays on my mind a little bit” Garbin said.
“I think if I can just go out there and rebound, set screens, do the things that I do well then I’ll be fine.
“I only just got shots up last week for the first time, but if I can do the little things I’ll be fine.”
The Fire host the Boomers from 7pm on New Year’s Eve at Townsville Stadium.
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