Written for nbl.com.au by Liam Santamaria
Rising New Zealand Breakers star Finn Delany has agreed to terms with FMP Belgrade and will join the Serbian club for the remainder of the 2018-19 season, league sources told NBL Media.
Delany, who played a key role for the Breakers throughout NBL19, will head to Serbia next week after competing with the New Zealand Tall Blacks in this week’s FIBA World Qualifying window.
The 23-year-old enjoyed a strong finish to his third NBL season, scoring in double figures in seven of New Zealand’s final nine games while shooting 60 percent from the field and 45 percent from long range.
FMP Belgrade currently sit in sixth place in the Adriatic League (ABA) with an 8-11 record and will soon begin playing in the second phase of Serbia’s domestic league.
The club has a history of signing players from this part of the world.
Current Philadelphia 76ers forward Jonah Bolden launched his pro career with FMP back in 2016-17, while 2018 NBL Rookie of the Year Isaac Humphries also played 12 games for the club last season.
FMP currently features Aussie big man Duop Reath, with the former LSU centre averaging 8.8 points and 5.4 rebounds in 21 minutes of playing time per game.
Delany, who signed a two-year deal with the New Zealand Breakers last off-season, is expected to officially put pen to paper on his short-term contract with FMP in the coming days.