ROY Booker needed just 20 seconds to spark the first leg of the Ballarat Miners’ South East Australian Basketball League road trip to Canberra on Friday night.
This was how long it took Booker to find the basket on his return as he sunk a three-point jump shot.
The US import, who set the SEABL alight last season, provided the impetus for an emphatic 97-79 win over the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence.
Booker missed the GMHBA Miners’ opening game of the season a week earlier after travelling to the United States because of a family bereavement and the team struggled against Bendigo.
Just his presence was a massive boost for Ballarat as he contributed 22 points and seven assists to complement first-year import Ollie Bailey and Earnest Ross.
Bailey was again a warhorse as he scored 24 points and Ross shot 27 points with six steals.
The Miners play Canberra on Saturday night.