NBL21 Free Agency Analysis- Perth signs Kevin White

From nbl.com.au : With free agency underway, NBL Media’s Liam Santamaria is taking a look at each and every signing and breaking down what it all means ahead of #NBL21. SIGNING SNAPSHOT: KEVIN WHITE TO THE PERTH WILDCATS Signed by: Perth Wildcats The deal: One year Age: 33 2019-20 team: Adelaide 36ers 2019-20 stats (per game): 1.7 points, 1.2 assists, 42.9 FG%, 44.4 3P% 100.0 FT% (3/3) Projected role: Back-up point guard. Quote: “Kevie’s a tough defender, hard-nosed and, while nobody can replace Damo, we want to fill some of…

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Dan Drida re-ups with Ilawarra

from nbc.com.au : The Hawks have made another key signing ahead of the 2020/21 Hungry Jack’s NBL season, with emerging star Dan Grida committing to the club for a further two years. Grida hasn’t missed a game for The Hawks since joining the team in 2018 and is set to play a key role in the new era of the club. Discovered at the NBL Next Gen Camp, Grida was recruited by The Hawks and received a call-up for the Boomers last year. He is currently recovering from an ACL injury he suffered…

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Perth Wildcat legend Damian Martin hangs up the sneakers

from nbc.com.au : After 13 seasons, 342 NBL games, and a legacy of achievements that may never be repeated, Damian Martin has made the decision to retire. The Perth Wildcats legend made the announcement in front of family, teammates and club staff at the team’s Bendat Basketball Centre practice facility on Tuesday. Looking back at his career, Martin said the best way to describe it is a “complete surprise”. “It’s been well beyond anything I ever thought was possible, and probably something I won’t be really appreciative of until I…

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NBL21 Free Agency: Brisbane Bullets sign Tamuri Wigness

From nbl.com.au : The Brisbane Bullets have made another key addition to their roster for the 2020/21 Hungry Jack’s NBL season, signing talented Australian youngster Tamuri Wigness to a two-year deal. Wigness has been a member of the NBA Global Academy in Canberra for the last three years and is currently in Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence.  He also played for the Bullets at last year’s NBL Blitz in Tasmania. The 18-year-old Torres Strait Islander played junior basketball in Cairns and has enjoyed a celebrated junior career. He featured at…

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NBL21 Free Agency: Yudai Baba signs one-year deal with Melbourne United

From nbl.com.au : Melbourne United have announced the signing of Japanese national Yudai Baba for the 2020-21 NBL Season. Baba has been signed as a Special Restricted Player and is classified as a local player on the Melbourne United roster. The 24-year-old has most recently been playing in the NBA’s G-League for the Texas Legends after he was signed in late 2019 to the Dallas Mavericks. He played 41 games for the Legends, before the G-League season was cut short due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The 196cm guard from Toyama,…

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July 17 NBL21 Free Agency Analysis

From Liam Santamaria at nbl.com.au : Follow the live free agency blog all day as we update signing with analysis as they happen. With free agency underway, NBL Media’s Liam Santamaria is taking a look at each and every signing and breaking down what it all means ahead of #NBL21. SIGNING SNAPSHOT: DEJAN VASILJEVIC TO SYDNEY Signed by: Sydney Kings The deal: Three years (player option final year) Age: 23 2019-20 team: University of Miami 2019-20 stats (per game): 13.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 40.8 FG%, 34.4 3P%, 88.2…

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NBL21 Free Agency: University of Miami’s Dejan Vasiljevic signs with Sydney Kings

From nbl.com.au: The Sydney Kings have announced the signing of sharpshooting guard Dejan ‘DJ’ Vasiljevic on a three-year deal. The talented young guard just completed four-years at the University of Miami where he averaged 13.2 points and 4.2 rebounds per game in his senior year. Making a name for himself for his impressive shooting from beyond the arc, Vasiljevic had a decorated college career finishing 17th in ACC history and 2nd among Hurricanes in career made 3-pointers. Vasiljevic expressed excitement in getting his professional career underway in Sydney. “I’m very…

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NBL21 Free Agency Signing Analysis : Emmett Naar to the Illawarra Hawks

From Liam Santamaria at nbl.com.au: With free agency underway, NBL Media’s Liam Santamaria is taking a look at each and every signing and breaking down what it all means ahead of #NBL21. Signed by: The Hawks The deal: Two years  Age: 26 2019-20 team: Illawarra Hawks 2019-20 stats (per game): 5.6 points, 3.6 assists, 49.6 FG%, 37.1 3P%, 84.6 FT% Projected role: Naar’s role will largely depend on what type of import guard The Hawks decide to bring in. If it’s a PG, Naar will serve as the back-up once…

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NBL21 Free Agency- Duke’s Jack White signs with Melbourne United

From nbl.com.au: Melbourne United have signed former Duke Blue Devils captain Jack White on a three-year deal. The 22 year-old from Traralgon has spent the past four seasons with the Blue Devils under legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski and alongside recent first round draft picks including Zion Williamson, Jayson Tatum, RJ Barrett, Marvin Bagley III, Wendall Carter Jnr, Grayson Allen, Luke Kennard, Harry Giles and Cam Reddish. Krzyzewski praised White’s qualities as a player on and off the court. “Jack was just the best teammate ever. Hard worker – came to work…

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UNCG’s Kyrie Galloway signs with New Zealand Breakers

From Liam Santamaria at nbl.com.au : With free agency underway, NBL Media’s Liam Santamaria is taking a look at each and every signing and breaking down what it all means ahead of #NBL21. Signed by: New Zealand Breakers The deal: Three years (development player in NBL21 then upgraded to full roster) Age: 21 2019-20 team: University of North Carolina at Greensboro 2019-20 stats (per game): 8.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.7 blocks, 39.8 FG%, 35.0 3p%, 77.8 FT% Projected role: As a DP, Galloway will only receive spot minutes this season…

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