"Global" might be stretching it a little, but this is definitely a HUGE signing.
People that follow this kind of thing have been hanging out waiting for this guy to commit to a College for next year, instead he is coming to NZ.
I don't know if he is coming under the Next Stars program, but this is precisely what it was set up to achieve. No, he won't perform at the level of a prime import, but he's not expected to. As a "Next Star" this is as good as it gets.
Look, jury is still out on whether this program will work. If he's the only one to come this season, then it starts to look like it needs a retune. But for the moment it looks like we're off to a good start.
On the other hand, if he's not a Next Star, just a regular import, then yes he will be a boy amongst men. But even so, not every team can fit 3 prime imports, so as a 3rd import in lieu of a local, he could still be good value.
And either way, this certainly keeps our league on the map.