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Ex-ruckman Moller joins NBL's Kings

AAP logoAAP 22/09/2016 Ethan James

Former AFL ruckman Craig Moller has signed with the Sydney Kings in the NBL.

The 22-year-old Moller will join the Kings' roster for 2016/17 as a development player.

Standing 202cm tall, Moller grew up playing basketball but joined the GWS Giants as a teenager before breaking into senior AFL with Fremantle in 2013.

"I wouldn't change the path my career has taken and I'm really happy to be back playing the sport I really love," Moller said.

"Coming back to basketball, having played AFL, I guess that makes me a bit of a trail blazer."

Delisted by Fremantle last season, Moller debuted for the Kings in February and joined former Port Adelaide ruckman Dean Brogan as part of a select group to play in the AFL and NBL.

Kings coach Andrew Gaze said Moller had to work through a pool of 40-50 players in the off-season to earn a contract.

"He's a good athlete, has good size and great basketball IQ. We think he has the potential to be a significant player in the NBL," Gaze said.

"I'll certainly give credit to the AFL in regards to his conditioning. His speed, agility and overall fitness is elite."

The Sydney Kings recently returned from an 11-day tour of China and will this weekend play in the NBL's new pre-season tournament in Brisbane.

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