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Holmes and Crawford put pen to paper
Wednesday, June 05, 2013, 02:40:33 PM

Senior Crocs players Peter Crawford and Jacob Holmes have agreed to put pen to paper and make Townsville their home for the immediate future.

Crawford has committed for the 2013/14 season with the Crocs while Holmes is a Croc for the next two seasons.

Crawford, who was a 2012 Australian Olympian, scored 386 points in the 2012/13 NBL season at an average of 12 points per game. He shot a field goal percentage of 42.5% while his 3 point percentage was an impressive 40%.

Holmes was struck down by injury in the 2012/13 season and missed 7 of the 28 regular season games. In his 21 games, the Crocodile forward averaged 6 points per game and topped the Crocs rebounding tally with 7.9 rebounds per game. He also went close to winning the rebounding title for the whole league finishing only .2 off eventual rebounding winner Daniel Johnson from the Adelaide 36ers with 8.1 rebounds per game.

The signing of both of these players brings the number of contracted players for 2013/14 to seven which covers all previously contracted players under the former Crocs model along with Steven Markovic and Mirko Djeric.

Holmes, who has recently returned from an overseas trip to the USA said, “I’ve been following the progress while overseas and the tsunami of support shown by the supporters, business and media has been staggering. To see great people come forth and fight for what they truly believe in is important and something I take inspiration from. I am proud to be a Croc and excited to play for the Crocs community which has shown such great support to the Club. “

Both players are excited to be playing under newly appointed coach Shawn Dennis.