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Breakers confirm new point guard signing

AAP logoAAP 6/01/2017

The Breakers have signed American point guard Kevin Dillard for the remainder of the Australian NBL season.

Dillard, 27, will suit up for the Breakers match against the table-topping Adelaide 36ers at the North Shore Events Centre on Sunday.

He replaces fellow American David Stockton, who has struggled with back problems since replacing Ben Woodside, sidelined with a foot injury nearly two months ago.

The Breakers sit bottom of the ladder with eight wins and 11 losses, and are coming off a narrow 65-63 loss to the Taipans in Cairns on Friday.

Breakers general manager Dillon Boucher said it had been a difficult decision to release Woodside and Stockton.

Originally from Chicago, and out of Southern Illinois and the University of Dayton, Dillard is a well-travelled player, who comes off stints in France, Greece, Belgium and Turkey.

He joins forwards Akil Mitchell and Paul Carter as the three forwards on the Breakers' books.

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