The Wellington Saints basketball side have signed the troubled American import Eric Devendorf after Waikato sacked him.
Devendorf was involved in an incident at a Napier bar on Friday night, following Waikato's losts to the Bay Hawks but the franchise denies that's the reason they've sacked him.
Davendorf, was a leading performer for Syracuse University, but has had a chequered off court career.
He was suspended at Syracuse in late 2008 for allegedly striking a female student over a traffic incident.
Devendorf played seven games for Waikato and his first match scored a franchise record of 49 points.
The Saints coach Pero Cameron says Devendorf's a talented player who'll give them back up at point guard.