BALLARAT Miners point guard Shaun Bruce has signed with National Basketball League club Cairns Taipans.
Bruce flew to northern Queensland yesterday to join his new club and officially confirmed this morning he was on the Taipans' roster.
There is little time to settle in. Bruce will play his first practice match tonight.
The 21-year-old from Horsham follows in the footsteps of his brother Aaron Bruce, who plays with NBL club Sydney Kings.
Bruce had a breakthrough season for the Miners in 2011 winning the SEABL Golden Hands Award and the Brian Goorjian Miners Coach's Award.