Another day, another exciting NBL1 2021 player signing to announce. We are so pleased to have athletic forward and absolute sniper from beyond the arc, import Caleb White, joining us for another year at Redbacks.
As NBL1 Director Nathan Barns notes:
“The history of imports at the Redbacks has typically been in bursts so we are excited to bring continuity to this with Caleb signing on for 2021. He’s a really versatile player who can play a number of roles both inside and out. With another year under his belt wearing the red singlet, we are excited at the prospect of what Caleb brings to the court.”
Coach CJ Jackson is certainly thrilled to have Caleb back saying:
“After the shortened West Coast Classic season, we’ll now have more time to work on our plays and chemistry for next year so there’ll be an opportunity for Caleb to be even more explosive than he was in 2020. With Marshall Nelson coming back and having Zac Gattorna in the team too, we look forward to giving opposition teams some serious headaches – they’ll never be able to focus on any one player because we’ll always have five weapons out there.”
As for Caleb, he’s looking forward to being with the Redbacks in 2021:
“I decided to come back because of the relationships I built with the players, coaches, and front office personnel. They treated me like family from day one and I was very excited for the season that ended up getting cancelled due to COVID. In 2021 I look forward to picking up where we left off and going to war with my guys.
The 2020 West Coast Classic was understandably filled with ups and downs. At times it was tough to gain on court chemistry with such little time together as a full team. Outside of that I had a lot of fun getting to know my teammates and playing the game that we love. I’m thankful we were able to play any games at all, honestly.
With the league shifting to NBL1, I’m interested to see how it expands the league. I’m hoping for more exposure for players, better competition, and more respect from others around Australia and the region as well.”
Hopefully, we’ll have Caleb around for a few more years beyond 2021. After two years in Perth he says:
“I’ve grown to love Perth. My partner being here is definitely one of the main reasons that playing here is very enjoyable. Also, the weather is great, the people are wonderful, and the overall vibe of the area is chill, which fits me.”