Australian basketballer Mitch Creek’s NBA dream is a step closer to becoming a reality after officially signing to train with the Brooklyn Nets.
The Nets announced the 26-year-old small forward/shooting guard had joined the team on an undisclosed deal after impressing the Eastern Conference franchise as part of the Dallas Mavericks’ Summer League side.
His deal — along with fellow Brooklyn signing Jordan McLaughlin — is as part of a training camp invite, according to SB Nation.
Selected in the second round of the 2017 NBA draft, Aussie Jonah Bolden thought he was “ready”. But after playing another 12 months in Europe, the 22-year-old is now set to make his mark on the Philadelphia 76ers and the NBA.
The 196cm former NBL star’s brief Dallas spell was highlighted by 13 points and seven rebounds in 18 minutes on court in a 91-71 win over the Golden State Warriors.
Creek averaged 6.8 points and 5.2 rebounds in his five Summer League games with the Mavericks.
Mitch Creek was impressive at the recent NBA Summer League. Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images
His potential full-time signing could increase the number of Australian NBA players to 10 – with countrymen Ryan Broekhoff (Dallas) and Jonah Bolden (Philadelphia 76ers) securing contracts during the off-season.