Category Archives: NBL

News From Around the National Basketball League

Hugh Greenwood throws in the hard wood for greener pastures – how did it come to this?

AFL teams poaching Australia’s up and coming basketball talent is nothing new. The trend can be traced back at least as far as former 36er, Dean Brogan, and attempts have persisted relentlessly targeting such names as Mark Worthington and Mitch Creek. The unique blend of height, hand-eye co-ordination, athleticism and agility that basket-ballers possess makes them the proverbial wet dream of AFL scouts looking to offer these...
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NBL has a new friend – Wilson!

    Tom Hanks would bask in pride at news that Wilson co. have agreed to terms with the NBL to become their official game – ball supplier through to the 2017 season. The new Wilson Solutions Game Ball is the choice of the NCAA March Madness tournament and will be replacing the - shall we say, aesthetically challenged? -  Spalding NBL ball. True ballers, much like Tom Hanks,...
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Sydney Kings sign Marcus Thornton as new import

In what would be the worst kept secret from the NBL off-season so far it is officially confirmed that Marcus Thornton, the 45th selection of this year’s draft, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Sydney Kings.   Team president Danny Ainge had made it clear in multiple interviews that the Celtics had that the team had selected Thornton with the intention of having him play...
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Sydney Kings to tour New Zealand in September

The Sydney Kings and the New Zealand Breakers go head to head in a best of three series in preparation for the 2015/16 NBL season.   The series will be played in three different New Zealand locations which will allow the reigning league champions a chance to go on a “championship tour” of sorts and play in front of small communities who might not get the chance...
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Luke Schenscher signs with Townsville Crocodiles

Luke Schenscher has agreed to play with the Townsville Crocodiles for 2015/16 where he will pair with reigning MVP and recent Crocodiles signing Brian Conklin.   The 216cm big man may have seen his minutes diminish in recent NBL seasons spent with the 36ers but returning to Townsville, a team he spent 2010-2012 with he hopes to regain some of the dominant form he showed in his...
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Kendrick Perry learns being an NBL import is tough gig

It was late November when Kendrick Perry started hearing the criticisms. Not scoring enough. Not enough assists. Too passive. Too inconsistent. It got so bad, the Sydney Daily Telegraph felt it needed to run a story about how the Sydney didn't plan on cutting him despite his underwhelming play, how rough is that? The crazy part? His professional career was seven games old... yes being an import is...
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Sydney Kings defeat Eastern Kentucky Colonel’s 76-65

In its first game of a four-game tour of Australia, the Eastern Kentucky University men's basketball team lost 76-65 to the Sydney Kings at the Sutherland Basketball Stadium. The fact that Eastern Kentucky had landed in Sydney a mere 24 hours prior to the game was hidden behind some great energy and focus as the young team threw everything they had at the new look Kings. New...
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Jamar Wilson signs with Adelaide 36ers for 2014/15

Jamar Wilson has put pen to paper and will play the 2014/15 NBL season with the Adelaide 36ers. The 36ers decided not to re-sign Gary Ervin who despite a very exciting playing style combined with the fact he averaged 20 ppg and 4.5 apg often came under fire under coach Joey Wright during the season. Ervin was suspended for one game and fined $7500 after...
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