Liam Badkin

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2023/24 NBL Team Wrap series starts tomorrow

LAST weekend, the National Basketball League (NBL) wrapped up proceedings for the 2023/24 regular season, with the top six teams getting set for some postseason action in the coming weeks. Melbourne United and the Perth Wildcats locked in the top two spots and will have some time off prior to the semi-finals starting. The Tasmania […]

Southside storms to top spot in blockbuster clash

IN a fitting way to start the final round of the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) season for 2023/24, the Southside Flyers defeated the Townsville Fire by seven points at Townsville Entertainment Centre on Wednesday night. In a top of the table clash, the Flyers moved one step closer to locking in first place at […]

NBL | Next Star Watch – Round 20

ONE of the biggest talking points throughout the 2023/24 National Basketball League (NBL) season has been the performances of the competition’s Next Stars. Through the NBL’s Next Stars program, some of the best prospects in the world have joined Australia’s premier basketball competition in a bid to further their chances of selection at the NBA […]

NBL | Stats Central – Round 20

THE National Basketball League (NBL) wrapped up the action for the 2023/24 season over the weekend, with the top six locked in, while the remaining teams were forced to settle with an earlier finish. After some massive matchups in the final weekend of the season, the big guns delivered both with impact and statistics as […]

Cotton crowned MVP for fourth time

NOW likely the greatest import in National Basketball League (NBL) history, Bryce Cotton secured his fourth Andrew Gaze Trophy for the Most Valuable Player (MVP) at the competition’s awards night on Monday. The Andrew Gaze Awards crowned the best performers in a number of categories, and Cotton led the way with the league’s highest individual […]

NBL | Ones to Watch – Round 20

AFTER one of the most exciting fixtures in the modern era, the 2023/24 National Basketball League (NBL) season is set to come to an end over the weekend, but the action is far from done. Despite there being just one round remaining, the race for the finals is far from over, with three sides looking […]

The last hurdle – How Round 20 of the NBL is shaping

IT has been one of the closest National Basketball League (NBL) seasons in recent memory, with the race for a spot in the finals going down to the lst week of the fixture. The inclusion of the play-in tournament in recent seasons has made the competition even more interesting when the pointy end of the […]

PODCAST | Got Next Season 2, Episode 14

A BUMPER episode of the Got Next Podcast has dropped after another massive week in Australian basketball. From the Opals achieving success at the Olympic Qualifiers, to an enthralling penultimate round of NBL action, there is a lot to digest. Join Host Michael Alvaro and Basketball Analyst Liam Badkin as they run you through how […]

Opals sneak past Serbia to cap off Olympic Qualifiers

A WIN over Serbia in the final game of their 2024 Olympic Qualifiers campaign was the perfect way for the Australian Opals to cap off a successful weekend in Brazil. The Opals had already secured a spot at the 2024 Paris Olympics after defeating Germany a couple of days earlier, but were still looking to […]

NBL | Next Star Watch – Round 19

ONE of the biggest talking points throughout the 2023/24 National Basketball League (NBL) season has been the performances of the competition’s Next Stars. Through the NBL’s Next Stars program, some of the best prospects in the world have joined Australia’s premier basketball competition in a bid to further their chances of selection at the NBA […]

NBL | Stats Central – Round 19

ROUND 19 of the National Basketball League (NBL) has wrapped, and although it was a shorter weekend in comparison to previous weeks, there was still plenty to enjoy. In one of the closest seasons in NBL history, the race for a spot in the postseason continued to entertain, with some key matchups posting eye-catching results. […]

NBL | As It Stands – Round 19

ROUND 19 of the National Basketball League (NBL)’s 2023/24 season took place over the weekend, setting up a magnificent finish to the fixture with some more surprising results. The season has been extremely tight to this point, and coming into the 19th round, every team was eligible to make the postseason. It set up an […]

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