Category Archives: College

Ben Simmons will take LSU basketball to another level

Somewhere between the behind-the-back-dribble driving one-handed dunk and the seeing-eye, full-court outlet pass, it occurred to me as I watched Ben Simmons at the Alario Center on Thursday night:

Two of the 10 best basketball players in the world under the age of 25 will be playing along the I-10 corridor in 2015.

Ben Simmons isn't in Anthony Davis' league yet....

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Xavier Cooks, the unknown second generation aussie basketball star

Dante Exum, Ben Simmons and even Jonah Bolden are second generation Australian basketballers who are now making an impact in the US, but another second generation basketballer is doing the same under much less spotlight, 18 year old Xavier Cooks. The talented 6'8' swingman had a number of schools courting him which included Santa Barbara, Boise State, UMaine, Hartford, and Nicholls State before deciding to sign...
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Jack Purchase commits to play at Auburn University

Jack Purchase, son of Melbourne Tigers Legend Nigel Purchase, has committed to playing with the Auburn Tigers in 2014. The Carey Grammar student who was also pursued heavily by TAC Cup team Northern Knights in the hopes he would choose football over basketball committed to the Tigers only five days after officially visiting Auburn. As of late Purchase has been playing for the Melbourne Tigers BIG V Championship...
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A Guide to Obtaining College Basketball Scholarships

There are over 80 Division 1 Australian athletes in the USA on college basketball scholarships with double that amount playing at different levels. Although challenging it can be at times living in a different continent Australian player’s have adjusted to life in America. Generally, they have thrived in the Mecca of basketball by achieving great feats on and off the court. In my time as an intercollegiate basketball coach...
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Becoming an Elite Basketball Player

It has been proven over time that by going to play college basketball Australian athletes have developed their skills, received more lucrative professional contracts, and achieved more representative positions than player’s that have not. Player’s such as Andrew Gaze, Luc Longley, Andrew Bogut, Patty Mills, and up and coming players such as Matthew Dellevedova, Read more