Category Archives: Around the Globe

A look at Basketball across all the leagues of the world

Clint Stiendl and Peter Hooley choose Europe over “new” NBL

Although seeing Boomers stars David Andersen and Cam Bairstow set to suit up for the Melbourne United and Brisbane Bullets respectively is enough to make any NBL fan sign up for season tickets two of Australia’s finest up-and-coming stars won't be plying their trades in Australia this season.   Despite being offered lucrative contracts by Brisbane and Sydney in the NBL, ex-Townsville Crocodile Clint Steindl has decided to...
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Adelaide 36ers to play in Asian Super Tournament in September

The Adelaide 36ers are set to be a part of an Asian Champions League style tournament to be help in Singapore in the aims of developing the sport of basketball within the country.   The Basketball Association of Singapore (BAS) announced on Sunday evening that they are reviving it's prestigious Merlion Cup International Basketball Tournament for the first time since in 1996.   The tournament is set from 21-25 September 2016 with the main attraction being the...
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Thon Maker Is The Most Intriguing NBA Draft Prospect

Thon Maker sat down with respected NBA reporter David Aldridge to discuss his NBA potential and goals. Something which immediately caught the reporter's attention was the fact the future Australian Boomer keeps a photo of the Larry O'Brien Trophy on his phone's wallpaper.   He asked whether this served as a reminder for Maker to maintain his focus on reaching the NBA but was met with an interesting answer.   "I've had...
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Ben Simmons Won’t Play For Australia In Rio

Ben Simmons has made it known that he will not be wearing green and gold in Rio this year.   The conversation around whether Ben Simmons will be able to juggle both NBA commitments and the NBA draft process has been a hot topic. Today Ben Simmons decision made it clear to Basketball Australia.   The report came from ESPN’s Chris Broussard, who quoted Simmons’ agent, Rich Paul, who confirmed Simmons will...
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Daniel Dillon is a name which should be on all NBL team radars!

While here in Australia we can see the Perth Wildcats looking to finish top of the ladder once again, Andrew Ogilvy inching closer and closer to leagues MVP and unfortunately another Sydney Kings roller coaster season quite easily, one of our countries finest point guards is making a name for himself overseas with little acknowledgement from the media down under.   It seems only the most hardcore basketball tragic has noticed...
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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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