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McDowell-White Already Thinking of Another Championship Series

05 May
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Like all players across the NBL this off-season New Zealand’s Will McDowell-White is searching for any point of difference to raise his game.

That point of difference for the NBL23 Most Improved Player nominee looks to be an extended trip to America to work on his game.

McDowell-White is no stranger to the American basketball scene, having signed a training contract with the Houston Rockets before representing the franchise in the 2019 NBA Summer League.

From there he spent two stints representing the Rio Grande Valley Vipers – the Rockets’ affiliate side – in the NBA G-League.

“I went home for a little bit in Auckland trying to get in shape, and then [I’m] off to the States soon,” said McDowell-White.

“I go there on the 15th (of May), and I’ll stay there for about two months and just get in shape to get ready for another Championship Series.

“I’m looking to recreate what we did [in NBL23] and run it back with the boys.”

McDowell-White’s Breakers fell at the final hurdle of the NBL23 season and lost to the Sydney Kings in Game 5 of a dramatic Championship Series.

The Brisbane-born guard turned down reportedly heavy interest from across the NBL to stay with the Breakers for next season and signed a two-year extension with the club.

The Breakers will start their NBL24 season against the Cairns Taipans on Saturday, September 30, and will first clash with the Kings in Round 5 of the new season.


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