The Hawks have announced the signing of Deng Deng for the 2020/21 Hungry Jack’s NBL season.
Deng played for the Sydney Kings in the 2018/19 season, appearing in 19 games for the club. He was signed by the New Zealand Breakers last season as an injury replacement player.
The 28-year-old has also played professionally in Poland, Lebanon, Finland, Qatar and America in the NBA G-League. Deng represented Australia in 2015 at the World University Games.
Hawks Head Coach Brian Goorjian said: “Deng will play an important role for The Hawks on and off the court next season.
“We believe he has yet to hit his full potential in the NBL and look forward to helping him reach it. Deng is sure to be a player Hawks fans will enjoy watching next season.”
Deng said: “It’s really good to be with Goorj and the whole new ownership. I’m really excited.
“I’ve known Goorj for quite a while now, I played under his brother Kevin Goorjian at Box Hill. I know what he brings to the table, (he’s a) Hall of Fame coach and the style of game he plays, so I’m excited to be playing for him.
“I’ve known Dorry (Kordahi) for a couple of years and I think the direction the club is going is really good.”
Deng joins Emmett Naar on The Hawks roster for the upcoming season, with more exciting player announcements to come.