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Power Rankings – Week Sixteen

Congratulations to the Adelaide 36ers who have won their first minor championship since 2000.  This team has been the best in the league for a while now, and with the rest of the competition wallowing in evenness, it’s never been better for the Sixers to win the title, which would be the club’s first since 2002.   Question of the Week With the difference between second and seventh...
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NBL Power Rankings – Week Fifteen

Round fifteen has come and gone and we are still not too sure who will be in the finals series.  It seems that barring a crazy implosion; Adelaide will be in the finals.  Other than that, it’s up in the air.  Illawarra is second on the ladder but only three wins ahead of last placed Brisbane.   As for the round, Adelaide continued its massive push at...
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NBL Heritage Round Jerseys

With the NBL Heritage Round starting tonight with Melbourne traveling to Adelaide, it's always enjoyable to see the old school uniforms that each team produces to honour their past.   This year has a theme, with each club choosing a design that throws back to the 1990s and a special occasion in the team's history.  Here is each team's uniform for the upcoming round:   Adelaide 36ers Read more

Maric is Sydney’s New Man Mountain

Brad Newley inbounds the ball from the side of the court.   Big man Aleks Maric catches the rock from the top of the key and hands it over to a streaking Kevin Lisch, who uses Maric's massive frame to dodge his man. Jump shot. It's good. Over and over, we see the same play executed perfectly by Sydney all season long. Their hapless opponents try to stop it time...
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NBL Power Rankings – Week Thirteen and Resolutions

It’s getting down to the pointy end of the season with round thirteen passing us by with only seven more rounds to go.  On the one hand, it seems like this season has gone on forever, but on the other there wouldn’t be many people who would want it to finish, it’s been that good.   Speaking of good, how about that United team?  At the end...
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New Zealand sign Paul Carter to help depleted Breakers roster

The New Zealand Breakers have signed Paul Carter, 29, to help cover for the injuries woes currently affecting the club.   Carter will become the fourth import to play for the injury-plagued Breakers this season. Recent injuries to Tom Abercrombie (hand fracture - 4 to 6 weeks), Ben Woodside (ruptured plantar fascia - indefinite) and Corey Webster (personal reasons - indefinite) have taken their toll on the club and with a crucial stretch of...
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Former New Jersey Net Josh Boone added to United roster

Melbourne United has added American import Josh Boone to its roster, according to Fox Sports Australia.   Boone, a big-man with NBA experience, spent the first four years of his professional career with the New Jersey Nets; 2006-2010.   Prior to the world's best basketball league, he tasted success at college level with the Connectitut Huskies - where he had spent three years, 2003-2006. The Huskies won the...
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NBL Power Rankings – Week Eleven

The last time the Adelaide 36ers were first on the ladder at the end of a round was way back in round one, 2012.  This season’s team would hope that their campaign doesn’t end like that as the 2012 Sixers finished last on the ladder.   Nearly every NBL expert (and self-proclaimed expert) would have had Adelaide out of the playoffs come finals time and just like...
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Aussie Hoopla Christmas Quiz

Here at Aussie Hoopla, we love two things – Australian basketball and trivia about Australian basketball.   As the end of 2016 approaches, it is always nice to look back on the events of the past.   So, print this page out or read it off your screen and play with your friends to see who is the real hoops tragic.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you, though; there...
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