Hawks add Johnson to complete roster

Hawks coach Rob Beveridge. Picture: MARK NOLAN

Hawks coach Rob Beveridge. Picture: MARK NOLAN

The Illawarra Hawks have locked in American big-man Delvon Johnson as the final piece to their 2017-18 NBL roster.

The club announced the 6’9 power forward/centre as their third and final import for the upcoming campaign on Monday.

Johnson arrived in Australia on Monday morning and is expected to begin training with his teammates later this week.

A former teammate at Arkansas University of reigning Hawks MVP Rotnei Clarke, Johnson has played professionally throughout Asia and Europe since going undrafted in 2011.

Known for his effort at the defensive end, the 28-year-old will provide the Hawks with added depth in the frontcourt next season.

"DJ is a real hard worker with great character and will fit into our style of game really well," Hawks coach Rob Beveridge said.

“He is a known defensive player and rim protector being the SEC Defensive player of the year, but importantly he also has a good basketball IQ”.

Johnson’s addition comes after the Hawks announced fellow import Demitrius Conger’s signing on Friday,

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