David Andersen is now a Hawk.
David Andersen is now a Hawk.

Illawarra Hawks sign Aussie basketball great

THE Illawarra Hawks announced the signing of David Andersen on Monday, and it's not the only addition they're set to make.

Multiple sources told foxsports.com.au that Jordair Jett, the former Townsville Croc, is set to sign with the Hawks, bolstering a backcourt that already features one-time NBL MVP, Rotnei Clarke.

The signing of Andersen sees the 37-year-old rejoin the team he began his professional career with, with the big-man averaging 6.2 points and 4.0 rebounds per game with the Wollongong Hawks, back in the 1998-99 season.

"David is a flat-out winner everywhere he goes and is arguably the most successful of any Australian player on the World stage," Beveridge said.

"Having played in the NBA, four Olympic Games and four World Championships, and having won championships all over Europe and last year in the NBL, you can't say enough about the wealth of knowledge someone like that brings to your club.

"David is going to bring so much leadership and experience to our club, and I am absolutely ecstatic to be able to have him join us at the Hawks."

Andersen is coming off his second season with Melbourne United, where he averaged 5.1 points and 2.7 rebounds, en route to his the first NBL Championship of his career.


Jordair Jett.
Jordair Jett.

He's set to be joined by Jett, who'll round out the import trio for the Hawks. The team already has Rotnei Clarke on contract, and will soon announce the signing of big man, Brian Conklin.

Jett's most recent stint in Australia was during the 2015-16 NBL season, where he averaged 15.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 3.3 assists for the Townsville Crocodiles; a team that's no longer in the competition.

The 26-year-old is currently playing for the Townsville Heat, in the Queensland Basketball League.