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Two-Way Magnay Re-signs with Bullets
Brisbane forward Will Magnay will be a Bullets player for another two seasons, with the 21-year-old agreeing to a new contract with the club.
Magnay's breakout season saw him break the Bullets record for most blocks in a regular season, overtaking a record held by club legend Leroy Loggins since 1985.
His stellar year also included recognition by the NBL as the league’s most improved player, while also receiving nominations as best defensive player and best sixth man.
"I’m really happy to get the deal done," Magnay said.
“I’m excited where this club is headed in the future and I really want to play a part in that.”
Magnay returned to Brisbane after a stint at the University of Tulsa and was limited to just 16 games across his first two NBL campaigns because of injury and illness, before an explosive NBL20 campaign that has seen him linked to a future in the NBA.
Bullets Assistant Coach and Assistant General Manager of Basketball, Sam Mackinnon, says he’s thrilled that Will’s journey will continue at the Bullets.
“Will’s performance over the past season has been fantastic to watch, but this all started three years ago when he made the decision to leave the US and be part of the club."
“We are now witnessing the evolution of his game and if he isn’t in the NBA, it is great that he will continue his career with the Bullets,” Mackinnon said.
Bullets Chief Executive Officer Peter McLennan says Will’s journey highlights that the Bullets want to be the club of choice for young Queensland talent.
“Will is a Brisbane boy and to be able to keep him on the court in a Bullets jersey is fantastic."
“Everyone is excited about what the future might hold for Will and we are leading that chorus."
“Will has fast become a fan favourite and Bullets supporters can look forward to seeing him develop his game even further under the tutelage of Andrej Lemanis and the coaching staff,” McLennan said.
Magnay averaged 8.1 points per game, 6 rebounds per game and 2.15 blocks per game for the Bullets during their NBL20 campaign.