Category Archives: Aussies Abroad

A look at Australian Players doing well overseas in Europe, Asia or the NBA

How Nathan Jawai overcome an injury which almost cost him his career and his life

He felt like he was living his worst nightmare. The images and fears that haunted him throughout his upbringing were now surrounding Nate Jawai.

He had always hated needles, avoided looking at blood and was terrified of the emergency room and sound of ambulance sirens. His mother Lyn was a nurse midwife, but he hated everything about hospitals.

However, two weeks...

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Joe Ingles making most of NBA oppourtunity

The silver lining in the rash of injuries that have beset the Utah Jazz lately is the opportunity it’s given several bench players. Perhaps no player has taken advantage of the opportunity more than Joe Ingles, who joined the Jazz just before the start of the regular season after being picked up on waivers from the Los Angeles Clippers. The 6-foot-8 forward from Australia has been a...
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Julian Khazzouh may play for Lebanon at 2016 Olympics

While born and raised in Australia, Julian Khazzouh sought out his roots in Lebanon in late 2012 to join league giants Sagesse in a blockbuster move after unsuccessful attempts to ply his trade in either the NBA or Europe. During the past two seasons, the 210 cm player has shown a growing repertoire of skills, quickly cementing his place as one of the best centers...
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Joe Ingles is NBA bound! LA Clippers here we go!

Australian Boomers star Joe Ingles, who has noted that he has turned down NBA offers in the past has used his dominant performance at the 2014 FIBA World Cup to land a spot the the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA> The 26 year old Ingles boasts a 6'8 frame with a 6'10 wingspan. This size sets him up to play as a small forward as...
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Matthew Dellavedova NBA Underdog

What odds would the TAB have given Matthew Dellavedova, a kid from the small town of Maryborough with a population of 7,630,  to make an NBA roster? What odds would the TAB have given this same kid who was passed on 60 times during  the 2013 NBA draft to be able to earn his way into an NBA starting line-up after only 6 NBA games? Regardless today Matthew Dellavedova will...
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Daniel Kickert signs with Ukrainian team Azovmash for 2013/14

Daniel Kickert will remain in the Ukraine this season after inking a one year deal with Azovmash Mariupol. The Melbourne born big man who also holds a Dutch passport, will be playing for his third Ukrainian team in two seasons. In 2012-13 he initially played 28 games for Dnipro Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine-Superleague) and averaged 17.6 ppg and 5.7 rpg. In March 2013 he moved to Budivelnyk Kyiv, also playing...
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Joe Ingles set to be a New Orleans Pelican?

Flash-back to the 2012 London Olympics and the basketball world was transfixed on how Team-USA would win their next gold-medal. Lebron James and Carmelo Anthony led the way as they walked easily towards their goal of being the best basketball nation in the world. One of the sub-plots to transpire was the emergence of Australian small-forward Joe Ingles. The...
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