The Wheeler Motor Company Rams will be without import guard, Xavier Thames, for the next three games.
Xavier is heading home to the US to get married to his fiancé Cheyenne, and will miss the upcoming games against the Nelson Giants, Hawke’s Bay Hawks and Manawatu Jets.
Xavier has already contributed so much to the team, averaging 20.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists across 13 games this season.
We can expect Xavier back for the last two regular season games, where the team will continue to fight for a final four spot.
Replacing him for those three games, is former Nelson Giants import, Raymond Cowels.
We wish Xavier and Cheyenne all the best for their special day, and look forward to seeing the happy couple back in Christchurch in two weeks time.
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