Sources: William McDowell-White to join New Zealand Breakers in NBL

Australian guard William McDowell-White has signed with the New Zealand Breakers for the remainder of the 2021 NBL season, sources told ESPN.

The 22-year-old just completed his second season in the NBA G-League with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, averaging 3.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 3.1 assists over his 2020-21 campaign, in just under 17 minutes per game.

McDowell-White will fill the vacant spot on the Breakers' roster left by Rob Loe, who returned home to New Zealand for "personal reasons" in February.

McDowell-White, a 6'5 combo guard, was recently named to Brian Goorjian's 24-man Australian Boomers squad, and has attended training camp with the Houston Rockets over the past two seasons.

The signing is a return to the NBL for McDowell-White, who played the first season of his professional career with the Sydney Kings in 2016.

McDowell-White, a native of Queensland, will join a Breakers team that has been on the road for the entirety of the 2021 season; a circumstance that isn't expected to change. Coached by Dan Shamir, the Breakers currently sit in the eighth spot on the NBL ladder with a 4-7 record.

McDowell-White will leave the United States in the coming days and enter hotel quarantine in Australia, source said, before joining the Breakers.