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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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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NBL21 Free Agency: Emmett Naar re-signs with Illawarra

From nbl.com.au : The Hawks have announced Emmett Naar as their first player signing for the 2020-21 Hungry Jack’s NBL Season. Naar has been a key part of The Hawks’ roster over the past two seasons, playing 53 of a possible 56 games. The point guard showcased his talent over a six-game span in December and January last season, amassing double digit scoring in five of those six appearances. The 26-year-old represented Australia at the 2013 FIBA Under 19 World Championships and holds the Saint Mary’s school record for assists,…

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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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NBL Free Agency: Anthony Drmic signs with Brisbane

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: Brisbane Bullets The deal: Three years (mutual option final year) Age: 28 2019-20 team: Adelaide 36ers 2019-20 stats (per game): 10.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 43.9 FG%, 29.5 3P%, 64.9 FT% Projected role: With Gliddon out of town, Drmic should start on the wing and play a big load of minutes for the Bullets.  Quote:…

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What you need to know heading into NBL21 Free Agency

from Liam Santamaria at nbl.com.au : By Liam Santamaria It’s been a long wait but the 2020 free agency period is finally here. Delayed over three months by the Coronavirus pandemic, free agency will officially open across the NBL this Wednesday. Let’s gooooo! There are some big names in play this off-season, including two members of last year’s World Cup Boomers team – Chris Goulding and Cam Gliddon – who are both currently out of contract. Teams are also looking to bolster their stocks of local talent as they prepare…

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