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Bermuda basketball player Terence Dill admitted to having bittersweet feelings after quitting as co-owner of Buffalo Warriors to resume his playing career at Montgomery Blackhawks.

Dill said he was grateful for the opportunity he had at Warriors, who play in the Premier Basketball League (PBL), but excited to join American Basketball Association (ABA) expansion side Blackhawks,

“I'm a little sad that I've had to leave a place (Buffalo) I call my second home, but I'm very excited that I have had a chance to extend my talents to another league,” he said.

“The Buffalo Warriors had cut their season short due to personal management issues this year but I will forever be grateful for the time I spent there.”

It might be Blackhawks debut season, but Dill is bullish about their chances of landing the title at the first time of asking.

“We have a huge calibre of all-stars this year, so it should be a fun exciting experience,” said the former Devonshire Dragons man.

“We are looking at going for the championship as we should be. There is no reason why we can not obtain it.”

Dill was first spotted by Buffalo Stampede general manager, Bouie Roosevelt, who watched him in action during a visit to Bermuda in 2010 before eventually signing the power forward.

The 26-year-old spent one season at Stampede before helping form their Buffalo neighbours Warriors.

His new club, Blackhawks, play in the ABA — a semi-professional men's league that was founded in 1999.

It has no affiliation with the original American Basketball Association that merged with the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1976.

Montgomery Blackhawks new-boy Terence Dill

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Published October 23, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated October 24, 2013 at 9:28 pm)

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