The Sydney Kings have signed former LA Clippers guard Travis Leslie for the 2017/18 NBL season.
The explosive playmaker from Atlanta, Georgia boasts a quality resume from his time with multiple franchises in the NBA, D-League and Europe.
Leslie's raw power and skill is a significant addition for the Kings after the departure of Greg Whittington .
The 193cm, 93kg 27-year-old will form an imposing back-court alongside Australian Boomers duo Kevin Lisch and Jason Cadee.
Leslie continues a Kings tradition of securing high-flying imports, following on from Dwayne McClain, Leon Trimmingham and Isaac Burton.
"I was fortunate to be able to see Travis' strengths up-close over a decent period of time during Indiana's summer program. In speaking with Jeff about what we want to do this year, we felt that Travis would be a fit for that - he's a talented player, athletic and strong and brings a versatility that we think is really valuable," Gaze said.
Leslie, who has the ability to play a number of positions on the floor, was looking forward to a successful season with the Kings.
"I would like to thank coach Gaze and the Sydney Kings organization for this amazing opportunity. I'm very excited to be a part of the Kings family and can't wait to put on that purple and gold. I've heard nothing but great things about the organization, fans, and the city. I Can't wait to get things started with my new teammates and coaches and I'm looking forward to singing "the kings are having a party" victory song a lot this season," Leslie said.
The Kings open their season on October 7 at home to the Adelaide 36ers.