Hawk Jahii Carson departing for Serbia

Friday, June 21, 2019

Wollongong Hawks American import Jahii Carson (right) has reportedly taken up an offer to play for Serbia club KK Metalac Valjevo. Picture: CHRISTOPHER CHANHawks import Jahii Carson has wasted little time finding a new club, with reports he has signed with Serbian side KK Metalac Valjevo.

Carson, who was touted a possible NBA draftee 12 months ago, was a major disappointment for the Hawks and finished the season playing off the bench.

The former Arizona State point guard reportedly signed with KK Metalac Valjevo in the Adriatic Basketball Association, the top league in Serbia.

The Serbian season is well advanced with KK Metalac Valjevo having an 11-11 win/loss record and Carson signing for the rest of the season.

In 27 games with Wollongong, Carson averaged 14.5 points a game on 43 per cent shooting, but made only 15 three-pointers at 29 per cent for the season.

He averaged 2.4 assists per game, but was fourth in the league in turnovers, averaging 2.6 a game, and struggled as a playmaker or key scorer for the Hawks.

Wollongong are fighting for their survival after placing themselves in voluntary administration on Monday.

Skipper Oscar Forman along with Luke Nevill, Brad Hill and Tim Coenraad have Hawks contracts for next season.

The club’s free agents include Rhys Martin, Larry Davidson, Tyson Demos and Gary Ervin, while Adam Ballinger has retired.

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