HALIFAX, N.S. - The Halifax Hurricanes are pleased to announce the signing of Darin Mency.
The 6'3" guard from Hagerstown, Maryland made his way to Halifax last week for an open tryout with the Hurricanes squad. After a week of attending team practices and showcasing his skills to Head Coach Mike Leslie and the rest of the coaching staff, Mency has earned himself a spot in the Halifax lineup.
A familiar face in the National Basketball League of Canada, Mency has played with the London Lightning and most recently with the Saint John Riptide.
"Darin is a proven veteran in the NBL of Canada. He has recovered fully from a tough injury over a year ago and has earned a spot on our roster. He is shooting the ball very well and will provide scoring punch from the 3 pt. line, living up to his nickname "Microwave" for his hot shooting stroke," says Head Coach Mike Leslie. "As well he is a respected seasoned veteran player who will provide solid leadership in the locker room and on the court."
In other transaction news, the Hurricanes have released Kedar Edwards and Robinson Odoch Opong. Tyrone Watson has been placed on Injured Reserve and have signed Robinson Odoch Opong as IR designate. The earliest Watson may return to the lineup is January 14, 2019.
Check out the Hurricanes' newest acquisition with the rest of the squad tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax against the division-leading Moncton Magic. Buy your tickets at the Ticket Atlantic Box Office, which opens at 4 p.m. on Saturday or online at TicketAtlantic.com.