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Wonderful Williams shines in tough loss

DESPITE the SEM Phoenix falling to the New Zealand Breakers by a whopping 26 points at Christchurch Arena on Thursday evening, there was one positive in a tough loss. Import big man Alan Williams has worked his way into the NBL season over the last month, and produced his strongest performance of the fixture against […]

Olbrich ostensibly on the right path

AT JUST 17 years of age, Adelaide native Lachlan Olbrich has taken leaps and bounds in his basketball career, highlighted by a strong start to the 2022/23 NCAA season. Playing with the UC Riverside Highlanders, Olbrich has fit in perfectly as a freshman, posting some impressive numbers over the first few weeks and the forward […]

Doyle delivers final quarter daggers

FOR much of Saturday night’s NBL clash between the Tasmania JackJumpers and Melbourne United the latter looked fully in control and likely to take home the chocolates, but Milton Doyle ended up having the last laugh. After United got off to the perfect start at John Cain Arena and held a double-digit lead across nearly […]

Armstrong gets automatic in the second half in tight loss

DESPITE a scoreless first half, Aussie Taran Armstrong fired in the second period to drag the California Baptist Lancers back into the game in their overtime loss to the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Tuesday. Armstrong has been touted as one of the highest rated prospects coming out of Australia, with plenty of scouts and experts […]

Harvey almost the hero against the throne

IT was the kind of Tyler Harvey performance that NBL fans had been waiting for all season, as the popular guard exploded to nearly get the Illawarra Hawks over the line for a massive upset against the ladder-leading Sydney Kings at Qudos Bank Arena on Sunday afternoon. If not for a heartbreaking loss at the […]

Mansfield’s magnificent shooting catalyst for Adelaide win

A TERRIFIC and efficient performance from guard Lauren Mansfield was a major factor in the Adelaide Lightning claiming a 20-point win over the Sydney Uni Flames at Adelaide Arena on Saturday night. Mansfield was an offensive machine as the Lightning claimed their first win of the 2022/23 season, after suffering two devastatingly close calls in […]

Ducas delivers for Gaels in hot start to the season

ANOTHER Aussie who is excelling in the NCAA system in the past few months has been Alex Ducas, with the guard off to his best start since joining the collegiate system. Now in his fourth season with the Saint Mary’s Gaels, Ducas has started the year in red-hot scoring form, with a career-best average and […]

Let’s be Frank(s) – Robert records double-double

THERE were many questions surrounding how the offence of the Adelaide 36ers would look after the team’s leading scorer departed prior to the FIBA break, but a double-double from Robert Franks and a gritty road win over Melbourne United instilled plenty of confidence that the team can still be a contender. When Craig Randall II […]

Promising Proctor provides second-half spark for Duke

DUKE is one of the biggest basketball teams in the world, but it did not seem to worry new signing and promising Australian prospect Tyrese Proctor in the second half against Kansas on Wednesday afternoon. The Blue Devils fell five points short against the Jayhawks in a blockbuster matchup for the NCAA Championship Classic, but […]

Gonzaga-bound Toohey one of Australia’s most promising prospects

SOME of the biggest news in Australian basketball over the past week has been young gun Alex Toohey committing to the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the NCAA. The 18-year-old has been one of the most exciting prospects to come out Australia in the past 24 months, emphasised by a selection from the Australian Boomers in February […]

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