Dale Grieve has bigger fish to fry this season with the Glasgow Rocks.
This highly-rated rookie has signed on for another campaign with the Emirates outfit after a summer of graft with his fish merchant dad.
As tiring as pre-season sessions have been with Scotland’s only professional basketball side, it beats the early starts on the road to Peterhead!
Grieve said: “Training kicked off again on Wednesday so it feels like it’s been a long summer since we lost out in the play-offs. I’ve been in the gym working hard to keep myself ticking over and working for my dad at the same time to try and save a bit of money.
“He’s a fish merchant so that meant 4am starts if we were going to the market in Peterhead. It wasn’t the hardest shift as it was just good to hang out with him but I won’t miss those early starts.”
The 21-year-old guard didn’t see much game time last term but player-coach Sterling Davis had no hesitation asking him back for another campaign, alongside young Jonny Bunyan.
Grieve added: “Sterling was very complimentary, saying he was happy with the progress that Jonny and I had made, that it was up to us to keep improving.
“We’re a good bit younger than a lot of the other guys on the team but age is just a number on the court.
“I agree with Sterling that Jonny can develop into one of the leading lights in the organisation. It’s just about him getting his head straight and taking chances.
“I think it’s also a bonus that the supports can see Jonny, myself and Gareth Murray involved because they can relate to us as local boys.”