Hawks Sign AJ Ogilvy as Injury Replacement
The Hawks have completed their roster for the upcoming NBL 20/21 season after signing AJ Ogilvy on a one-year deal.
Ogilvy joined the Hawks in 2015 where he had an outstanding few seasons and was later named in the All-NBL First Team.
The big man returns to the Hawks as an injury replacement for Daniel Grida who tore his ACL earlier this year, with the swingman expected to be out for the duration of the 2020/21 season.
On returning to the Hawks for the upcoming season AJ stated, "I'm very excited to have re-signed with the Hawks. The staff have put a great group together which I know will be very competitive. Wollongong has been my home for the past five years so signing with the Hawks was my first priority. Obviously, this season may look different but I’m excited for what it will bring."
Ogilvy is the most tenured Hawks player this season and is geared to be an important piece to the team with Head Coach Brian Goorjian stating, “We are very excited to get AJ back to the Hawks. He gives us that interior target, is a tremendous rebounder and is a very important piece to complete our roster. Also, AJ is a person well respected by our playing group and with a young team, he will be an integral part of team leadership where his experience will be highly valued.”
Ogilvy joins Justinian Jessup, Emmett Naar, Deng Deng, Deng Adel, Sam Froling, Isaac White, Tyler Harvey, Cam Bairstow, Max Darling and Justin Simon on The Hawks’ roster, with Dan Grida recovering from an ACL injury.