Australian guard William McDowell-White has signed a contract with the New Zealand Breakers for the remainder of 2021 NBL season, sources told ESPN.
The 22-year-old has just finished his second season in the NBA G-League with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, averaging 3.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists over the 2020-21 campaign, in just less. of 17 minutes per game.
McDowell-White will fill the blank spot on the Breakers list left by Rob Loe, who returned to New Zealand for “personal reasons” in February.
McDowell-White, the 6’5 combo keeper, was recently appointed a member of Brian Goorjian’s 24-man Australian Boomers squad, and has attended training camp with The Houston Rockets for the last two seasons.
The signing marks McDowell-White’s return to NBL, who played the first season of his professional career with the Sydney Kings in 2016.
McDowell-White, a native of Queensland, will join the Breakers team that has been traveling throughout the 2021 season; circumstances that are not expected to change. Coached by Dan Shamir, Breakers currently sits in eighth place on the NBL charts with a 4-7 record.
McDowell-White will leave the United States in the coming days and enter a hotel quarantine in Australia, sources said, before joining the Breakers.