Hannahs signs deal to play in Australia

Memphis Grizzlies' Dusty Hannahs plays against the New Orleans Pelicans during an NBA summer league basketball game Sunday, July 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Former Arkansas guard Dusty Hannahs’ basketball journey is taking him to Australia.

Hannahs, who recently wrapped up play at The Basketball Tournament as part of Team Arkansas, has signed a one-year deal with the Adelaide 36ers of the National Basketball League. The league is made up of nine teams in Australia and one in New Zealand.

“I’m really excited to come down to Australia and join the Adelaide 36ers,” Hannahs said in a news release. “I’ve heard great things about the NBL and Australia and am keen to enhance my skills and build a relationship with Coach Conner (Henry) and the guys on the team.

“I can’t wait to head down there.”

Hannahs, 27, has spent much of his professional career in Memphis, particularly with the Hustle of the NBA G League. He signed a pair of 10-day contracts with the Grizzlies and appeared in four games over the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.

A Little Rock native who signed with Texas Tech out of high school, Hannahs transferred to Arkansas and scored more than 1,000 points in two seasons, averaging 15.4 points per game. He helped the Razorbacks reach the NCAA Tournament in 2017.

“It’s exciting having a fresh import on our roster and I’m excited to work with him, continue to build his shooting range, and really focus on how he can move on the court alongside the other members of the team,” Henry said.