Anonymous
Earlier this month

Wildcats sign Kyle Zunic

2 year deal

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

* 2 years as development player. Only 22 so plenty of upside.

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Senator11  
Earlier this month

Can't say I know much about this guy, what's the story? DP, from NSW and went to college in America is all I know...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

College stats got worse every year

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Better than britt as a dp though.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Britt is now 25 and clearly couldn't go any further.
Zunic hopefully takes over from Kevin White down the track.
I don't read too much into college stats, plenty of players have made NBL with 'mediocre ' stats.

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Gus3232  
Earlier this month

Any relation to NBL player from back in the day - Zoran Zunic? I would think there has to be a connection somewhere.

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Senator11  
Earlier this month

Zoran is his dad so I've read. His NBL1 stats aren't too shabby. Looks like he crashes the board. What position does he play? Looks like Mitch Norton's twin.

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Isaac  
Earlier this month

NBL:

New @PerthWildcats DP Kyle Zunic is the son of former NBL player Zoran Zunic.

Zoran played five seasons in the NBL, four with the Sydney Supersonics and a final with the @SydneyKings in their debut season in 1998.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this month

Should say 1988. Typo in tweet?

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Bol  
Earlier this month

Why a typo? Maybe he was a teenage dad

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Senator11  
Earlier this month

Most likely because Sydney Supersonics change to Kings in the 80's...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Underwhelming. Not that it matters too much with a DP but think there's are others out there with more upside.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Good pickup by the Wildcats,good defender,shooter & team player.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Would not say shooter after is last few games in Queensland

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

He likes shooting a lot, not certain that makes him a good shooter.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this month

So we're in agreement that he is a good field goal attempter then?

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Isaac  
Earlier this month

Yes, the NBL have appended a tweet saying that should've been 1988.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this month

I did get a laugh out of the teenage dad comment.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Lol @ Bol

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D2.0  
Earlier this month

Predictable pickup. Cats were always going to try to develop a young backup, to replace Kevin White. Perth hasn't had much luck in this role over recent years, Corbon Wroe, Mason Bragg, Taylor Britt. Dech has been the only success, and he achieved that after leaving the Cats. Britt went nowhere under Trev, hopefully this guys fairs better.

As for college stats, I couldn't even be bothered looking. What stats are people looking at? They're looking for a backup PG, so it's far more important to watch him play, see how he runs the point, and his defensive efforts are going to be just as important.

And I have nfi, but it's possible ScoMo new his College Coach, or some such connection.

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D2.0  
Earlier this month

2021 Big South Coach of the Year Pat Kelsey coached Zunic for four years at Winthrop University.

Kelsey previously held assistant coach positions at Xavier and Wake Forest, and is now the head coach at the College of Charleston.

"In my over two decades coaching at the NCAA Division One level I have coached many players that have gone on to sign professional contracts. That includes 14 NBA players. I can honestly say that I have never coached a player with Kyle Zunic's toughness and overall will to win. And I’m pretty sure I never will again," said Kelsey.

Australian coach Michael Cassidy - now an assistant coach at the College of Charleston – coached the 22-year-old at the national and international junior level - echoed Coach Kelsey’s sentiment.

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RobT  
Earlier this month

Kyle Zunic was a real revelation. Played for RipCity in NBL1 North and even though his scoring did drop off his positive effect on the team was outstanding.

Talk about making players around you better, have a look at Izzy Tueta's figures this season, back to his old self! Louis Ilton has been more effective and Josh Tueta's scoring well again. A lot of that is due to Kyle.

Very happy that he gets a start at the top-level but sorry that he may be lost to NBL1 North and RipCity, him being in the west.

Good luck Kyle and thanks for your season with RipCity.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Good team players don't stand out on the stat sheet, it’s what happens to the win percentage that counts.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this month

Zunic sounds like a young Damian Martin in the making, he led the entire NCAA in charges-taken last season and won 42 of his last 47 games in college.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

I assume this is ZZ's son?

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RobT  
Earlier this month

I assume this is ZZ's son?

Yes.

Been answered above.

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