BEND, Ore. — The Central Oregon Hotshots have announced that Terry Horton will return to Bend to play for the team in 2008, the Hotshot’s fourth season in the International Basketball League (IBL). Horton, a 6’3” guard, averaged 20.8 points per contest for the Hotshots in 2007 over 20 games.
Horton is currently playing in Germany for the Iserlohn Kangaroos with 2007 Hotshots’ teammate Phillip Freeman. Horton is having an outstanding season for the Kangaroos, and is second in the Bundesliga Pro-B league in scoring and sixth in rebounding. In a January 28 match-up against TSV Troester, Horton finished with 33 points and 11 rebounds.
|Terry Horton will return to the Central Oregon Hotshots for the 2008 season - submitted photo |
Horton is excited about his second season in Central Oregon. “I really enjoyed the area and the people,” said Horton. “I’m looking forward to putting on a great show for fans, and continuing to be involved with local schools.”
Central Oregon Hotshots Owner Mikal Duilio said, “Terry is a tremendous talent, and has grown as a player since last season. He will definitely be a key element to our success this year. I expect Terry to have a breakout year in 2008. I really do... a big year. Terry is expected to turn some heads in 2008.”
The Hotshots 2008 season kicks off with a home game on Friday, April 25 against a team from China—the Shanxi Kylins. For information on Hotshots season or single-game tickets, contact the team at (541) 848-8562 or visit the Hotshots team web page
The first player signed was 6’ 11” Phillip Freeman