Octagon Basketball has signed Australian-native Josh Giddey to their client roster. Giddey will be joining Mckinley Wright, Jordan Schakel, and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl who signed earlier this month.
The 6’8″, 211-pound guard is from Australia where he currently plays for the Adelaide 36ers in the NBL. Giddey became the first Australian player to be part of the Next Stars program that develops NBA draft prospects. He signed with Adelaide in March of 2020, turning down offers from various NCAA Division 1 programs, including Arizona. He became the youngest Australian in NBL history to record a triple-double. During the most recent season, Giddey averaged 11 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists. Previously, Giddey represented his home country at the 2019 FIBA Under 17 Oceania Championship. He averaged 16.4 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists per game. He was named to the All-Star Five after leading the team to a gold medal. In 2020, Giddey helped the NBA Global Academy win the Torneo Junior Ciutat de L’Hospitalet in Barcelona, where he was awarded Most Valuable Player honors. In the following month at NBA All Star Weekend in Chicago, he participated in Basketball Without Borders and was named an all-star of the camp.
Giddey is preparing for the NBA Draft that is set to take place on July 29th, where he has been projected to be a First Round Pick. He is joining the Octagon Basketball client rosters with notable clients such as Bam Adebayo, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Steph Curry amongst others.