Young Gun Signs with Bulls

He's a rising star in New Zealand basketball and the EnviroNZ Bulls coaches have taken notice!

Jett Thompson, who is celebrating his 18th Birthday today, has signed on as an Amateur to ensure he's eligible to play in college.

He was brought into the SalsNBL Showdown last year as an injury replacement and managed just 4 minutes on the court for the Otago Nuggets, who eventually went on to win the tournament. While his stint was short, assistant Bulls coach Morgan Maskell believes Jett is ready for the NBL.

"We believe Jett has all the tools to be successful at this level. He loves the game, has a desire to learn, and is self-motivated to get in the gym & work hard on his craft."

Jett has been part of the Westlake Boys High School Premier team for the past two years, the Harbour Basketball U17s and was selected for the New Zealand U15 boys team in 2018, which Maskell head-coached. Jett has put in a significant amount of work over the last 6 months and it is showing.