News

NEWS

Jo Lual-Acuil Jr to depart Melbourne United

After three years with Melbourne United, star center Jo Lual-Acuil Jr is set to depart the club.

“I’ve loved every minute of my time at Melbourne United. Hopefully I get the opportunity to run it back here later in my career,” Lual-Acuil Jr said.

Last week, NBL analyst and commentator Liam Santamaria said Lual-Acuil Jr is set to receive some huge financial offers from overseas clubs, including teams in China and Japan.

Lual-Acuil Jr has been one of the greatest developmental stories in recent league history, coming into the club in 2020 as a backup, before blossoming behind Jock Landale into the league’s best sixth man in a championship-winning 2021 campaign, and finally establishing himself as one of the top bigman in the NBL across 2022.

During his three seasons with Melbourne, Lual-Acuil has etched his name into the club’s history books. The seven-footer ranks first all-time for United in total blocks, third in total rebounds and equal fourth in total points.

While he produced can’t-miss moments on the court, his passion and commitment to working within the community deserves to be celebrated just as much.

A leader within the playing group, Head Coach Dean Vickerman praised Lual-Acuil Jr’s growth across his time with Melbourne.

“For a guy who initially came in as our last signing heading into NBL20 to have grown into an award winner in this league and being one of the best players in this league, it’s amazing," Vickerman said.

“He is the perfect example of an athlete who is totally self driven and someone who is doing everything he can to make himself and his teammates better.”

NEWS

Jack White Joins Denver for Summer League

1 day ago

NEWS

“Speechless” Travers Explains NBA Draft Emotions

1 day ago

NEWS

3 NBL Players Selected in NBA Draft

2 days ago

NEWS

Luke Travers Drafted by Cleveland Cavaliers

2 days ago

NEWS

Hugo Besson Drafted by Bucks

2 days ago

NEWS

Dieng to Start NBA Career in OKC

2 days ago

NEWS

JackJumpers Sign Milton Doyle

2 days ago

NEWS

Wildcats to “Move Quickly” on New Coach

3 days ago

NEWS

Scott Morrison to Depart Wildcats for Family Reasons

3 days ago

NEWS

Travers Outperforming Fellow Draft Hopefuls

3 days ago

LaMelo Ball Leads Hawks, Taipans Beat Bullets Again

16 September 2019

Fourth Place Frustration for Boomers in China

15 September 2019

FIBA World Cup Bronze Medal Game | Australia v France Preview

15 September 2019

Prather Shines In United's Big Win, Taipans Smash Bullets

14 September 2019

Starting Five: World Cup Heartbreak

14 September 2019

Spain Again Breaks Boomers Hearts in Double OT

13 September 2019

Watch Live | Illawarra Hawks vs Melbourne United

13 September 2019

FIBA World Cup Semi-Final | Australia v Spain Preview

13 September 2019

Starting Five: Boomers Two Wins from Gold

12 September 2019

Australia Advance to World Cup Final Four

12 September 2019

NBL Partners

Naming Rights
Major Partners
Broadcast & Media Partners
Profile Partners
Suppliers
Associates