Liam Badkin

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Crocs survive NZ scare to remain unbeaten

ALTHOUGH it was not as cruisy as their first two wins, the Australian Crocs have made it three from three at the 2023 FIBA Oceania Championships in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday night. The Crocs faced their toughest challenge yet when they took on New Zealand in their third game of the tournament. Australia had […]

PODCAST | Got Next Season 2 Episode 1

AFTER a few months off, the Got Next Podcast is back for another season to chat all things Australian basketball. With the National Basketball League (NBL) returning over the past seven days, there is no shortage of basketball action for the team to discuss in the first episode. Join host Michael Alvaro and Basketball Analyst […]

Crocs snap up huge wins to open account at Oceania Championships

THE Australian Crocs have started the 2023 FIBA U17 Oceania Championships with a bang, claiming a pair of big wins on the opening two days of the tournament, which is taking place in Papua New Guinea. Australia has always been a powerhouse side in the Oceania group of these tournaments, and justified those claims with […]

Jackson-Cartwright’s delightful debut proves game-Breaking

THE New Zealand Breakers started their quest for redemption in ideal fashion over the weekend, defeating the Cairns Taipans to the tune of 11 points at Spark Arena on Saturday night, with Parker Jackson-Cartwright stealing the show. The Breakers fell one win short of the ultimate prize last season, bested by the ladder-leading Sydney Kings […]

Usher’s unbelievable debut wills Wildcats to win

THE Perth Wildcats started the 2023/24 National Basketball League (NBL) season in fine fashion, claiming a win over the Tasmania JackJumpers thanks to an explosive scoring performance from Jordan Usher. The two sides locked horns at RAC Arena for the late game on Friday night, in one of the most anticipated matchups of the opening […]

Fresh and familiar faces stuff the stats sheet in week one

THERE were plenty of standout individual performances in the opening round of the 2023/24 National Basketball League (NBL) season over the weekend. After months of waiting, proceedings finally got underway, as seven games took place over the span of four days, with no shortage of action from the first game on Thursday, to the final […]

2023 NBL Next Star watch – Round 1

THERE was plenty of anticipation surrounding the opening round of the National Basketball League (NBL)’s 2023/24 season for many reasons, including the debut of some seriously talented youngsters. 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 […]

NBL | As it Stands: Round One

THE National Basketball League (NBL) commenced its 2023/24 season over the weekend, with some interesting results and performances coming from the opening few days of play. There were upsets, breakout efforts and big wins as the off-season ended and the real action finally got underway after some significant build up. Despite speculation around which sides […]

Henshall Perth’s shining light in loss

ROUND One of the 2023/24 National Basketball League (NBL) season saw some memorable performances, including a breakout game from one of the Perth Wildcats young guns, Ben Henshall. The Wildcats travelled to Victoria to take on the SEM Phoenix at John Cain Arena on Sunday afternoon, with the two sides coming off different results to […]

Round 1 action rolls on with Friday double-header

THE National Basketball League (NBL) kicked off the 2023/24 season with a Throwdown match on Thursday night, and it all continues on Friday night with two games. Melbourne United was the first side to get on the winners’ list with a 15-point victory over the Phoenix at John Cain Arena in an entertaining start to […]

Travers terrific in season opening win over Phoenix

THE National Basketball League (NBL) kicked off the 2023/24 season last night, and it was Luke Travers leading Melbourne United to a 15-point win over the SEM Phoenix to kick things off. In front of a sold out crowd at John Cain Arena, the two Melbourne based sides went head to head in a fitting […]

Throwdown kicks off 23/24 NBL season

AFTER months of waiting, the National Basketball League (NBL) returns tonight to commence the 2023/24 season, with the two Melbourne sides locking horns in a tantalising matchup. There was plenty of excitement since the last NBL match, with player movements, coaching changes and preseason hitouts ensuring the hype around this season continued to build. It […]

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