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Friday, April 04, 2014, 11:32:23 AM

The SKYCITY Breakers have today confirmed that import guard Kerron Johnson has been released and will not be returning to the club next season.

SKYCITY Breakers CEO Richard Clarke confirmed the news on his return from Melbourne today, where he attended the ANBL Awards Evening.

“The club has decided to move in a different direction in the point guard position and has informed Kerron that he won’t be required for next season and he is free to pursue other opportunities. As with any player, it is a tough call to let someone go and in the case of Kerron there are outside factors leading to that decision.

“With the changes to the way the league is being played and refereed, the club has decided we need to look for a different type of player in that role. This is no reflection on Kerron as a player or a person, he has shown nothing but complete dedication to the club and his first season in the professional game, it is simply a case of looking for a different type of player in that position next season. The club wishes him well in the future and has no doubt he will enjoy a long and productive time in the game.”

The club will next week be in a position to comment publicly about the likely shape of the roster and the types of players that head coach Dean Vickerman and his coaching team will be looking to recruit.