The first big domino of free agency has fallen with the Wheeler Motor Company Canterbury Rams re-signing Jack Salt for the 2021 Sal’s NBL season.
Coming off a NCAA Division 1 Championship with Virginia in 2019, then suiting up for the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Summer League and representing New Zealand for the Tall Blacks on various occasions, Salt has already had a wealth of international experience and success.
Healthy and raring to play for the Rams in the 2020 season, Salt unfortunately succumbed to a knee injury which kept him side-lined for the Sal's NBL Showdown, however he is on the road to full recovery and training in Christchurch with the Rams coaches and support staff.
During the Rams' 2020 Showdown campaign, Salt shared his knowledge and experience to help lead a young Rams team, while meticulously working on his rehabilitation and goal of getting back to playing basketball. In addition to this, the Canterbury community has loved being able to get to know Salt through his various off-court activities, including being involved in the Rams Mentoring, Rams In-Schools and Mainland Eagles programmes.
“We are excited to have Jack on board for the 2021 season, he epitomises resilience, toughness and leadership, all qualities we value at our club. We look forward in supporting Jack through his basketball journey and being a key part to our group in the 2021 campaign”, Rams Head Coach Mick Downer said.
Salt is also looking forward to next season saying “I’m thrilled to sign with the Rams for the 2021 Sal's NBL season. The Rams organisation has been extremely professional and understanding with me over the past year. I can’t wait to get back on the court next April.”
With a full slate of 9 home games at Cowles Stadium in 2021, Rams fans will be in for a treat!
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