36ers confirm Jack McVeigh signing, 3 year deal
Promising Australian junior, Jack McVeigh has signed a three-year deal with the Adelaide 36ers.
The 21-year-old forward starred for Australia at junior level, before spending the past three years playing for the Cornhuskers at the University of Nebraska, where he made 78 appearances.
In 2014, McVeigh made his Boomers' debut at the Sino-Australia Challenge and was voted captain of Australia’s Under-19 National Team.
He also dominated for Queensland at the 2014 National Under-20 Championships, averaging 27.5 points and 9.3 rebounds to earn the Bob Staunton Medal.
In 2015, the Cabarita Beach local represented Australia at the 2015 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, averaging 11.1 points and a team-high 5.7 rebounds per game.
McVeigh is thrilled to be returning home to Australia to play for the Adelaide 36ers.
"It’s exciting, especially after a couple of really good years, so I’m looking forward to just getting into the program with Joey and all the guys and really just trying to make that next step.
“It’s always exciting to start being a pro in whatever you do, so I’m really looking forward to it," McVeigh said.
The 204cm swingman plans to make an impact from the outset in his first professional season.
“I can come in and be aggressive from the get-go and spread the floor and put in on the floor and make some plays on the offensive end,” McVeigh said.
McVeigh cites the club’s passion and the way the team plays as a key reason he signed on the dotted line.
“They play fast, they play hard, they get in people’s faces and all that good stuff. Obviously, they’re lead by a good coach and they play an exciting style of basketball and I can’t wait to be a part of it.
McVeigh joins Daniel Johnson, Mitch Creek, Nathan Sobey, Majok Deng, Adam Doyle and Harry Froling who have already committed to the 2018-19 NBL season.