23 Sep 2015

Webster closing in on NBA dream

12:05 pm on 23 September 2015

New Zealand basketballer Corey Webster's dreams of playing in America's National Basketball Association have taken another step towards reality.

Breakers star Corey Webster in action. iinet ANBL, Grand Final Game 1, SkyCity Breakers vs Perth Wildcats, Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand. Sunday 7th April 2013. Photo: Anthony Au-Yeung / photosport.co.nz

Breakers star Corey Webster in action in the NBL Photo: Photosport

The 26-year-old announced he's signed his non-guaranteed contract with the New Orleans Pelicans and will be staying in America for at least another week and a half to take part in a three-day training camp where he hopes to gain a spot in the Pelicans roster.

The shooting guard's Australian NBL team the New Zealand Breakers are due to start their new season in two weeks.

Webster has been in the US since the start of the month after he was invited to take part in a three-day tryout with the Pelicans.

Some media jumped the gun somewhat, with New Zealand website Stuff seemingly implying Webster was now an NBA player.

Corey Webster non-guaranteed Tweet

Photo: Twitter

Webster Tweeted right back however to put the story straight.

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