Player

Cameron Gliddon

Cairns Taipans DOB: 16 August 1989 Class: Position: Guard Number: 4

 

 

 

Hometown: Perth, WA

Current Club: Cairns Taipans (NBL)

International Debut: 2017

Biography

Twice named the Western Australia Player of the Year as a junior, Gliddon played for the AIS during the 2007 SEABL season and in 17 games he averaged 7.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

In 2008, Gliddon moved to the United States to attend Concordia University. As a freshman, he finished second on the team for three-pointers made with 65.

As a sophomore, Gliddon led the Golden State Athletic Conference for three-pointers made as he tied for sixth-most in school single-season history while as a senior, he was named the All-Tournament MVP as he led the Eagles to the NAIA national Championship.

Returning to Australia, Gliddon played for the Cairns Taipans in the NBL and with 7.1 points, four rebounds and 2.8 assists as well as 1.4 steals, he was named Rookie of the Year.

At age 24, Gliddon also became the youngest player to win the Cairns Taipans MVP award since 2008 and he was then named captain in 2014.

That year, after defeating Perth in the semi-finals, Cairns reached the NBL Grand Final for just the second time in their history as Gliddon finished with averages of 10.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.

In 2016, Gliddon signed with AZS Koszalin in Poland before helping the Taipans return to the playoffs in 2016-17 and then enjoying a stint in Russia as well.

 

Named to the Olympic squad ahead of Rio in 2016, Gliddon then represented the green and gold at the FIBA Asia Cup in 2017 where the Boomers won gold.

Previous Clubs:

2012-Current - Cairns Taipans
2016 - AZS Koszalin
2017 - Avtodor Saratov

Major Awards:

NAIA D1 Champion: 2012
First-Team All NAIA D1: 2012
NBL Rookie of the Year: 2013
FIBA Asia Cup (Gold): 2017

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