Rockets Sign Najeal Young for 2021 NBL1 North Season



The McDonald’s Rockhampton Rockets have made their first signing for the 2021 season after signing 6ft 5inch forward Najeal Young. With the season due to commence in May 2021, the Rockets are extremely happy to have signed Young for the 2021 season. Young spent the 2019 season with the Frankston Blues in the NBL 1 South league, averaging 14 points and 8 rebounds during the season, and previously played in the G League with the Santa Cruz Warriors.


“We are extremely happy that Najeal has chosen to play in Rockhampton during the 2021 season”, coach Neal Tweedy said.


“Najeal has proven that he is a great contributor at the NBL 1 level after having a very successful season with the Frankston Blues in 2019. He will provide the Rockets team with great flexibility in the forward position and we are super excited at what he will bring to the table”.


Najeal was extremely pleased with the opportunity to join the Rockets and said, “ I have heard great things about the Rockhampton Rockets program and I am looking forward to getting to work and preparing for the season ahead with my new team mates. I have heard about the wonderful community support this program has and I can’t wait to become a part of that community and I am looking forward to working helping out with the junior programs and schools programs within the region.”


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