The shooting guard Corey Webster has signed on for three more season with the New Zealand Breakers basketball side.
The 26-year-old Webster has become an integral part of four time ANBL champions squad having moved to a starting role last season and averaging a club leading 15.3 points per game.
But it's not just his scoring prowess which has impressed coach Dean Vickerman over the past year.
"Corey will always be known as a scorer but it was his commitment to defensive challenges and growth in leadership that pleased the coaching staff the most last season and it is that all round contribution that makes him such a valuable member of our club," he said.
Vickerman said previously Webster "was required to play behind..Kirk Penney and CJ Bruton (but) coming off a fantastic performance for the Tall Blacks at the World Champs Corey earned the opportunity to start last season, an opportunity he grabbed with both hands."
Webster however has not shut down the possibility of playing at a higher level, with the club and player agreeing on an NBA out clause should an opportunity come up to play on the biggest stage.
"I am still only 26 and believe my best basketball is ahead of me and I want to test myself against the best in America and give myself a shot at playing in the NBA. I have an opportunity this week in Indiana with the Pacers and will do all I can to impress," he said.
Webster brings to eight the number of contracted players at the club, with the guard joining versatile swingman Tom Abercrombie, point guard Cedric Jackson, guard/forward Reuben Te Rangi, forward Mika Vukona, forward Duane Bailey, centre Alex Pledger and forward Tai Wesley in returning for last season's champions.