Category Archives: Around the Globe

A look at Basketball across all the leagues of the world

Jordan McRae Shatters Backboard At 76ers Practice

Jordan McRae was asked Friday where he expects to play in the fall.   The swingman knows the 76ers could stash him overseas for the second consecutive season. But they could also put him on their 15-man NBA roster.   "I would say I would be here," McRae said after the Sixers' morning summer league minicamp session. "Me just being here with the guys in the summer, and the...
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Cairns Taipans import Scottie Wilbekin still focused on an NBA spot

Cairns Taipan fans have fond memories of Scottie Wilbekin almost leading them to their first NBL championship.   The Gainesville native was twice named NBL Player of the Week and once Player of the Month during his short but memorable time in far north Queensland. At seasons end Wilbekin was also named the Taipan's Defensive Player of the Year amd Most Valuable Player, cementing his huge role...
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NBL players tipped to leave Aussie soil to play in British Basketball League

In a shocking turn reversal of events, Australian’s have decided to colonise the British!   Well… not quite, but it’s certainly a shock to see five former NBL players decide to play in the British Basketball League as an alternative to signing with a team in Australia.   It all started when Josh Wilcher (who has has dual British nationality), after a number of years spent toiling in the second...
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Don’t Sleep on UC Davis signing Chima Moneke

Chima Moneke may not be as well know as some other young basketball talents like Dante Exum, Ben Simmons and Thon Maker but this doesn't mean he won't stand beside these stars while the Australian national anthem plays at a future international tournament.   Chima has walked a very unique path thus far. Beginning in Nigeria, travelling half-way across the world to being schooled in Australia and now to the USA...
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Jordan McRae shares how the NBL has prepared him for the NBA

Jordan McRae recently spoke on Tennessee Radio about his time playing in Australia and his goal to make it onto an NBA roster this year.   The 24 year old shooting guard played four years for the University of Tennessee and was drafted 58th overall by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2014 NBA Draft. Soon after McRae was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers and given the opportunity to play for...
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Thon Maker, a story like no other

Last month Australian giant Thon Maker had every college coach in the NCAA drooling when he announced to the world he would leave high school early to attend college. The upcoming months the Mike Krzyzewski's and and John Calipari's of the world try their best to develop a relationship with the young star in attempts to wear blue and white for their school, problem is...
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LSU signee Ben Simmons as good as advertised

The hype and the expectations surrounding Ben Simmons seem almost unfair to put on the shoulders of an 18-year old. The comparisons to guys like Kobe and LeBron. The tweet from Shaquille O’Neal proclaiming that “LSU just signed the best player in the world” when Simmons signed with the Tigers in November. The dozen or so cameras and tape recorders in his face Wednesday at the Alario Center,...
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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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