Ballarat Miners player William Hickey has seen his good NBL1 South form rewarded with a two-year development player contract with NBL side Melbourne United.
United head coach Dean Vickerman said Hickey was an exciting prospect for the defending NBL champions.
"I've enjoyed watching Davo's growth during his time in NBL1," he said.
"From his time at the Melbourne Tigers through to his recent season at Ballarat, we've had our eyes on him."
Hickey was a strong addition to the Miners' roster and had an immediate impact in the short season.
He averaged 18.2 points, 3.4 assists and 8.35 rebounds per game while shooting 42 per cent from the field.
Hickey's signing has finalised the United roster ahead of the NBL22 season.
"We see Davo as an athletic guard who excels in transition but can also attack the paints and play above the rim," Vickerman said.
Hickey previously played with South East Melbourne Phoenix in the 2019-20 season as a development player.
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