The guy just signed to play for my hometown team in Australia the Perth Wildcats.
The Heat will retain the rights to Ennis with a view to bring him back for the start of the 2014-15 NBA campaign, and will also have the chance to recall him at any point during his one-year NBL deal should the need arise.
“It was wishful thinking at the time,” Gleeson said of his plans to recruit Ennis after watching him play in the NBA’s Summer League.
I might even go check a few games out this season cause I been following him since you made the original post and liked him in the Summer League myself.
It wouldn't really be of great advantage to the NBA, but would help world basketball a lot. Australia produces a lot of good players for a country that doesn't really play the sport; Lauren Jackson, Andrew Bogut, Patty Mills, Dante Exum(too young I know), Matthew Dellevedova (who was the highest BBIQ player in college ball, and should land a spot on the Cavs roster over Chris Quinn). The list goes on...
Yeah it did but I think there will always be a place for it, but yeah Australia produces a lot of quality European level players with the odd guy making the NBA, there's also the likes of Ingles, Jawai, Nielsen, David Anderson, Dave Barlow, Brad Newley, Mark Worthington amongst others.
But a injection of guys who they can promote as "former NBA" players could boost sales imo in the local league.