Category Archives: Aussies Abroad

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

Isaac Humphries says he is still talking with NBA teams

The first thing that I notice when I sit down with Isaac Humphries is his 7 foot frame towering over me. He barely fits into the chair at the café table where we sit for our interview. Unfortunately there aren’t any other chairs available, but he doesn’t look perturbed – I get the impression that this probably happens a lot for Humphries.

  The second...
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Venky Jois to use Europe as a springboard to NBA

Melbourne born Venky Jois has signed a two-year deal to play with Croatian team Vrijednosnice Osijek.   Jois, a former student at Box Hill Secondary College has been training with the Melbourne United until recently, including suiting up in their recent pre-season game against China.   After a four-year stint with Eastern Washington (Jois graduated with a pre-medicine major) Venky trialled with the NBA's Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors prior...
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How Olympic heartbreak created Boomers basketball success

Everyone remembers where they were at 2:30 am on August 21st, 2016 when Australia went down horrifically to Spain in the bronze medal Match of the Rio Olympics. The hype train was in full steam after coming second in the group, smashing France and Serbia and coming agonisingly close to downing the USA goliath.  So, to lose in such ‘contentious’ circumstances was a heartbreak felt...
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Australian NBA Free Agency: Five destinations for Joe Ingles

The Utah Jazz's Australian utility, Joe Ingles has quickly became one of the NBA's hottest free agents for this coming off-season.   Whilst it was not news to any Australian NBA fan, Australia's Joe Ingles was a surprise stand-out this for the Utah Jazz this season. Ingles has been the ultimate glue-man for the Jazz this season. He keeps improving and stood out in shutting down J.J....
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Aussie Hoopla Christmas Quiz

Here at Aussie Hoopla, we love two things – Australian basketball and trivia about Australian basketball.   As the end of 2016 approaches, it is always nice to look back on the events of the past.   So, print this page out or read it off your screen and play with your friends to see who is the real hoops tragic.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you, though; there...
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Looking Forward to the 2020 Olympics for the Boomers

With the Boomers finishing off their 2016 Rio Olympic Games campaign with heart-wrenching, infuriating fourth place, it’s time to look forward to the next Boomers squad for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.  Many of the key players who led Australia in capturing the country’s hearts in Brazil will be primed for another go around but it’s the potential young stars that could send the team to...
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