JackJumpers make roster change
The Tasmania JackJumpers are pleased to announce the signing of championship winning big man Tom Vodanovich for the remainder of the 2023/24 NBL season.
New Zealand-born Vodanovich has just finished his time with the FiberXers in the Philippines and has been granted a release from former NBL club, the New Zealand Breakers in order to join the JackJumpers in NBL24, in order to cover the absence of Majok Deng through injury,
“With recent injuries, we’ve opted to bring in Tom, who was the best available big and he fits our needs as we prepare for the back end of the season” Head Coach Scott Roth said.
The 6’7 Power Forward was part of the 2022 NBL Championship with Sydney Kings and brings international experience and toughness.
As part of Vodanovich’s recruitment, the club has made the difficult decision to deactivate the contract of Guard Junior Madut and sincerely thanks him for contribution to Tasmania, both on and off the floor.
“Junior is a fantastic young guy who has a really promising future. His attitude and work ethic has been fantastic, however we have decided to bring in a bigger body option to cover injuries” Roth said.
Vodanovich will join the group from next week with an expectation he will travel to Brisbane to take on the Bullets in Round 15.
Guard Lachie Barker has been elevated to the main roster as the Nominated Replacement Player for Majok Deng, while he recovers from the ankle injury sustained during the Christmas Day game.
Majok Majok’s NRP contract with the club has come to an end, however he continues to remain with the group as a training player.