Daniel Dillon (Melbourne Tigers) Podcast #2

Daniel Dillon (Melbourne Tigers) Podcast #2

“You’re playing against some of the most talented guys from around the world. For me it just made me realise how many guys who aren’t in the NBA, who are really talented, its such a fine line between those players and NBA players” – Daniel Dillon on playing for Milwaukee Bucks summer league team.

 

Born in Melbourne, Daniel Dillon moved to the United States to complete his high school education and for the opportunity to be seen by US college coaches. He had an incredible senior year for North Laurel High School situation in London, Kentucky, where he averaged 23 points, 10 rebounds and six assists per game.

 

This was enough to catch the eye of legendary college coach Lute Olsen who recruited Dillon to play for the Arizona Wildcats from 2004 to 2008.

 

 

Since then he had a brief stint with the South Dragons, winning an NBL championship as a development player, helped the Cairns Taipans reach their first ever Grand Final Series and has now returned to play for the Melbourne Tigers in his hometome.

 

We caught up with Daniel this episode and get to hear about his memories of his time in Arizona and ask if he gave former teammate Chase Budinger tips for the recent NBA Dunk competition.

 

 

We ask Daniel to give us the downlow on how he went from winning an NBL championship to being without an NBL job for a year.

 

It’s funny when we find out that Daniel’s resume reads a lot like a Disney Movie and we also ask him how the craziness of Seamus McPeake, Ayinde Uabaka and Patty Mills have affected the Tigers this season and what he and the Tigers plan for next season.

 

Daniel Dillon shows us his “quicks” with a steal and nasty jam!

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