Liam Badkin

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George gears up for WNBA return

ONE OF Australia’s premier female basketballers is making a return to the world stage, with Cayla George securing another contract in the WNBA. George has been a stalwart of the WNBL for years, and has thoroughly earned a contract with the Las Vegas Aces, which was announced earlier this week. It has been five years […]

Gators grind down Tennessee in boilover

THE NCAA Men’s has seen yet another upset, with the unseeded Florida Gators taking down the number-two Tennessee Volunteers to the tune of 13 points on Wednesday night. The Gators played some excellent defence in the first half to stun the Volunteers with some physical, gritty play. However, Tennessee looked to take control of the […]

Brown Jr.’s brilliance brings Breakers back

ROUND 18 of the NBL has kicked off with the New Zealand Breakers claiming a stirring comeback victory over the Illawarra Hawks, coming from the clouds to snatch a 10-point triumph behind Barry Brown Jr.‘s big last term. The two sides clashed on Thursday night at WIN Entertainment Centre, and the Hawks looked to have […]

NBL Team of the Week – Round 17

THE PENULTIMATE Round of the NBL has wrapped, and before we head into the final week of play before the play-in, there were plenty of exciting performances to recognise over the past seven days. Round 17 saw some big scores from the league’s big guns, as the stars of the competition took over in what […]

Wallace’s well-rounded skillset catching eyes

ONE OF the most balanced prospects in the 2023 NBA Draft Class, Cason Wallace has likely impressed a number of sides in the world’s biggest basketball competition. Boasting one of the most well-rounded skillsets, Wallace can do a bit of everything and his versatility has seen the guard shoot into top-10 contention over the past […]

PODCAST | Got Next Episode 15

It is almost finals time in the NBL, and the WNBL is starting to heat up in the back-end of the season too, so the Got Next Podcast is back to run you through the week’s action. Join Host Michael Alvaro and Analyst Liam Badkin as they unpack another exciting seven days of Aussie basketball. […]

Fast starting Jayhawks outlast Wildcats

AN EXCELLENT first half performance has set up the Kansas Jayhawks for an impressive victory over the Kansas State Wildcats, despite being seeded one spot lower. It was touted as a blockbuster seventh-versus-eighth matchup, but it was seed number eight that took the chocolates as the Jayhawks burst out of the gates in the first […]

Crucial round looms to wrap up NBL season

THE National Basketball League (NBL) season has reached the last round before the postseason, wrapping up an extremely entertaining campaign across 2022 and 2023. As is the case with every season, the final round will have plenty of say in how the finals structure looks in the coming weeks. The path forward is even more […]

Awesome Atwell steps up in star’s absence

THE ODDS were stacked against the Perth Lynx when they headed to Victoria to take on the ladder-leading Melbourne Boomers without one of their big guns, but Amy Atwell put the team on her shoulders to lead the team out West to a nine-point win. The Lynx knew someone would need to shoulder some of […]

Morris mauls Tennessee in terrific triumph

A RIPPING offensive performance from guard Alexis Morris has seen the LSU Tigers sneak past the Tennessee Volunteers by eight points on Monday night. The Tigers came into the match undefeated having won their last 20 matches, but faced a serious push from a brave Tennessee side that kept itself in the match until the […]

Black bringing talent to increased opportunity

CRISIS creates opportunity, and it has certainly benefited NBA Draft prospect Anthony Black, who has taken his game to another level with the Arkansas Razorbacks. Although he had a slow start to his time with the team, an injury to fellow draft hopeful Nick Smith Jr. has seen the combo guard get significantly more touches […]

NBL Standouts – Round 17

THE PENULTIMATE round of the National Basketball League (NBL) came and wet over the weekend, as the season draws to a rapid conclusion. With finals just around the corner, each game carries even more weight, as sides look to secure a spot in the upcoming postseason. There is no rest for the big guns as […]

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