Australian NBL Wiretap

French Prospect Rayan Rupert To Play For New Zealand Breakers Next Season

Jun 9, 2022 10:07 PM

French prospect Rayan Rupert has signed a contract with the New Zealand Breakers in the Australian national basketball league, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The 18-year-old Rupert is currently projected as the 21st pick of the 2023 NBA Draft by ESPN.

Rupert has drawn comparisons with Mikal Bridges due to his versatility and intensity on defense. 

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

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Zhou Qi To Sign With South East Melbourne

Sep 6, 2021 10:10 PM

Zhou Qi is finalizing a contract to sign with the South East Melbourne Phoenix of the Australian league. 

Zhou was a second round pick in 2016 by the Houston Rockets and joined the team the following season. 

Zhou has played for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers since 2019. 

Marc Stein/New York Times

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