Saint John Riptide announce the signing of Darin Mency for the 2016-2017 NBL Canada season.
Mency, a 6’2” point guard, played with Saint John during the 2014-2015 season, when he shot 45.5% from the field and 42.9% from behind the three point line and 80% from the foul line.
Darin’s reputation is that of a complete basketball player he can shoot, play defense and generate energy.
“It’s great to get a great shooter like Darin back with Saint John,” said Coach and General Manager, Rob Spon. “He can get you right back in a game if your down double digits or extend your lead with his hot shooting hand. And he plays intense defense that’s why he is such a crowd favourite.”
“Darin brings excitement,” continues Spon, “that’s why he is so important to your team. And usually great shooters are not good defenders, but Darin takes on the challenge of guarding our opposition’s best backcourt scorers.”
He was the Premier Basketball League’s sixth man of the year when he played with the Rochester Razorsharks. He played three games in the NBA D-League with the Delaware 87ers before he was released to make room for a demoted NBA player.