Category Archives: College

Adam Lulka secures US College spot at Albany University

18-year-old Adam Lulka, who plays for Penrith Panthers and in his final year of high school at The King’s School, Parramatta has been snapped up by the University at Albany.     Securing a four-year scholarship, he says he will most likely undertake a psychology degree while playing for the university’s basketball team the Albany Great Danes, something he is incredibly excited about.  
“I can’t wait for it [starting at university]....
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Pac-12 signs Australian TV deal for College Basketball and Football games

This week it was announced that Division I college conference, the Pac-12, had signed a multi-year deal with Fox Sports Australia. The deal will see 13 football games (one per week) and 21 men’s basketball games televised annually, including eight from the conference championship tournament.   This move is another piece of the Pac-12’s move to expand globally which includes playing basketball games in China and the...
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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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Scouting the Pac-12 All Stars for Upcoming Boomers Series

The Australian Boomers are heading on the road on their quest for Olympic glory but they’re not leaving us high and dry.  Fear not, they will be playing two farewell games on the 12th and 14th of July in Melbourne against a Pac-12 Conference All Star team from the USA.   Wesley Gordon from the University of Colorado will be aiming to provide a close and competitive game...
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Chris Harriman becomes assistant coach at New Mexico

University of New Mexico basketball team have signed former NBL guard Chris Harriman as head assistant coach.   Chris Harriman played 23 games in the NBL, one season with the Sydney Kings (1999) another with the Hunter Valley Pirates in their inaugural NBL season (2004). He joins the Lobos after spending the previous three seasons as an assistant coach with the Nebraska Cornhuskers under Tim Miles.   Harriman has...
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Sydney’s Dan Trist invited to NBA Pre-Draft Tournament

Dan Trist, a senior center on the Lafayette College men's basketball team, has accepted an invite to compete in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament to be played from April 8-11 in Portsmouth, Virginia. Trist is originally from Sydney and went to school at North Sydney Boys High School before being recruited by Leopards coach Fran Hanlon. The Portsmouth Invitational invites the top college seniors from across the country...
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Cairns Taipans star Scottie Wilbekin describes playing in the Final Four

Scottie Wilbekin was an integral part of the Cairns Taipans success this year. Narrowly losing to the New Zealand Breakers in the championship game, he averaged 15 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists and guided the team to a #1 spot during the regular season. He alsobecame the first player in club history to win both team MVP and Best Defensive Player. Now with the NBL season now behind...
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