Heuir Signs Australian Pro Contract
By SUU Strategic Communication
CEDAR CITY, Utah, June 17 – Damon Heuir, a 2013 graduate of Southern Utah University, has returned to his native Australia to play basketball with the Mackay, Queensland-based McDonald’s Meteors of the Queensland Basketball League.
Heuir, a 6-foot-2 guard from Townsville, Australia, earned second-team all-Big Sky Conference honors in 2013. He was also a member of the Australian Under-19 squad as well as the Under-20 Queensland team that claimed the 2009 Australian Junior National Championship.
Last year Heuir was Southern Utah’s second-leading scorer at 15.5 points per game with a 16.4 ppg average in Big Sky games, the fourth-best average in the conference. He led the team in scoring 12 times and in assists in 15 games last year when he ranked among the BSC’s leaders in 3-pointers made per game (sixth at 2.1 per game), free throw percentage (eighth at .822) and assists (ninth at 3.5 per game).
“Being from North Queensland it’s great to be able to return to the region to keep developing,” Heuir told SportingPulse. “I’ve been following the QBL from the U.S. over the past few years and Mackay has definitely set the benchmark for the league. I’m excited to be [joining] such a successful club.”
Heuir joined the Meteors – who claimed the 2012 QBL championship – last week.
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