Category Archives: Aussies Abroad

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

Isaac Humphries joining Kentucky Wildcats for 2015

Sydney basketballer Isaac Humphries will reclassify his high school status in order to be eligible to play for the winningest team in NCAA history.   The talented 6-11, 250-pound big man who spent last season playing for Indiana prep school La Lumiere and is another of the quality Australia juniors who have been developed by the AIS 's Basketball Centre of Excellence. Humphries now leaves Australia' most successful...
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Joe Ingles signs 2-year, $4.5 million deal with Utah Jazz

Free agent wing Joe Ingles has signed a 2-year, $4.5 million dollar deal with the Jazz, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.   Ingles came out of nowhere relative obscurity to play 79 games for Utah in his rookie season. He had spent several years overseas in Europe and Israel before coming across to make his NBA debut at 27 and it went exceedingly well. Ingles ended...
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Brian Goorjian says “Warriors style” basketball can help Guangdong regain title

NBL coaching legend Brian Goorjian, who led the Dongguan Leopards to the play-offs in each of his six seasons in the Chinese Basketball Association before leaving the club to join the Guangdong Southern Tigers, says the former CBA champion should learn from newly crowned NBA champion Golden Warriors for getting the title back in the new season.   Goorjian almost returned to the NBL with Melbourne United...
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Aleks Maric signs with Spanish team Gran Canaria

Herbalife Gran Canaria 2014 (Spain-Liga Endesa) is readying to make a push for the Spanish League Playoffs and have added Aleks Maric (211 cm, Nebraska’08) to strengthen their frontcourt. Gran Canaria are no strangers to Australian Boomers with Brad Newley being one of the team's star players since 2012. The two aussie's were big part's of the Boomers success at the 2012 Olympics and 2010 World...
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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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