Breakers, Jarrad Weeks agree to two-year deal

The New Zealand Breakers and guard Jarrad Weeks have reportedly agreed to a two-year deal, according to Olgun Uluc of Fox Sports Australia.

Weeks is coming off of a career year with the Cairns Taipans, averaging 8.3 points and 2.0 assists in 19.3 minutes per game (27 games), shooting 37.3 per cent from the field and 34.5 per cent from three.

The 28-year-old is a talented guard who can run the point and play off-ball. He’ll likely split minutes with Shea Ili, but don’t be surprised if the Breakers bring in an import guard to round out the backcourt rotation.

The Breakers have yet to confirm the signing, but an announcement is expected at some point. Weeks will join Ili, Alex Pledger, Finn Delaney and Thomas Abercrombie on the roster for next season, with more signings obviously expected.

Weeks will also play for the Southland Sharks in the upcoming NZ NBL season. The Sharks’ season begins on April 26 against the Bay Hawks.

UPDATE:

The Breakers have confirmed the signing of guard Jarrad Weeks to a two-year deal on Monday.

Weeks is excited to join New Zealand based club.

“The culture at the SKYCITY Breakers is awesome, they have been in the finals over the past ten years and have always been at or near the top. I’m coming over to learn how to win a championship which is going to be very valuable.

“The club has a winning culture, you can tell from the outside they are a tight knit group, they are solid and know their roles and play to their potential. The main goal is to win championships, but it’s also clear the environment allows guys to get better as individuals every year, and I’m flattered to be a part of it.”

Breakers head coach Kevin Braswell looks forward to utilizing the dynamic pairing of Shea Ili and Weeks in the backcourt.

“To have both these guys is unbelievable. I’ve been watching and admiring Jarrad for years. He brings tempo to the floor, he is electrifying, and he’ll complement Shea. Equally, both are growing and maturing as players and will bounce things off each other and push one another, and that is exciting.

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