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ASU Basketball: Jahii Carson signs to play in Australia

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The former Arizona State point guard is taking his talents down under.

Ethan Miller

Former Arizona State point guard Jahii Carson has found a home to start his professional basketball career. Carson has signed with the Wollongong Hawks of the National Basketball League in Australia, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Following a sophomore season in which he averaged 18.6 points and and 4.4 assists per game, Carson declared for the NBA Draft. He was not among the 60 players selected in June's draft and signed on to play with the Houston Rockets in the Orlando Summer League this past June.

Carson did not play with Houston in the Las Vegas Summer League, leading many to believe he would not make the club.

"The addition of Jahii is a massive coup for the club and instantly transforms the team into a unique excitement machine with endless possibilities,'' team owner James Spenceley told The Herald. "Jahii brings world-class athleticism to the Hawks and the NBL with his tremendous gifts for soaring and creating spectacular plays that are associated with basketball at the highest level. Simply, he can fly.''

Carson's signing with the club made front page news on the National Basketball League's website in Australia. He joins forces in the backcourt former Mississippi State guard Gary Irvin, who won the NBL MVP award in 2010-2011 with the Hawks.

Last season, Wollongong finished with a record of 13-15, good for fourth place in the NBL. Carson and the Hawks begin the season on Oct. 10.

Read the full Sydney Morning Herald article here.