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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 […]

Proctor set to explode for Duke

THERE are plenty of Australians that make their way overseas to pursue a career in basketball at the highest level, but arguably none are producing more buzz than combo guard Tyrese Proctor. He is projected to be a first-round draft pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, following in the footsteps of recent draftee Dyson Daniels, […]

Mojave the King of the perimeter in G-League win

FORMER NBL Next Star Mojave King produced his best performance in the G-League for Ignite over the weekend, delivering 28 points in his side’s 10-point win over the Santa Cruz Warriors on Sunday. King departed the Adelaide 36ers over the offseason having been offered a spot the G-League’s Ignite team, which boasts some of the […]

Hawkins hurts Lightning with dominant showing

AN OUTSTANDING individual performance from Tianna Hawkins lead the Townsville Fire to a tense five-point win over the Adelaide Lightning at Townsville Entertainment Centre on Friday night. Hawkins was a machine in the paint, scoring a game-high total and pulling down an equal game-high number of rebounds. The Fire import has had a strong start […]

George gathers big stats in loss

DESPITE the tough loss at the hands of the Southside Flyers on Wednesday night, Melbourne Boomers star Cayla George certainly left her mark on the contest during the 10-point loss. The Boomers were overrun in the final quarter, as the Flyers put it all together in a convincing 10 minutes of play. However, George was […]

Kayla proves a Thorn(ton) in Boomers’ side

THE WNBL’s biggest rivalry resumed hostilities on Wednesday night, with the Kayla Thornton-led Southside Flyers downing the Melbourne Boomers 67-57 for their second win of the 2022/23 season. Thornton was terrific, producing a double-double and was the best player on a winning side. She overcame some inaccuracy to produce tough buckets inside the paint and […]

Borlase bursts out of the gates with dominant debut

ONE of the biggest positives in an exciting opening round of the WNBL for season 2022/23 was the debut of 18-year-old Isobel Borlase for the Adelaide Lightning. While her side fell by eight points to the Flyers in their opening clash, largely due to some blistering three-point shooting from Southside, Borlase was a standout in […]

Okwera owns opportunity as a starter

WITH Melbourne United in the midst of a big man shortage, youngster David Okwera has been taking his chances for increased minutes and rewarded the team with a strong performance on the weekend. When United took down the Phoenix with an emphatic 110-85 win, Okwera was one of the team’s better performers. After Ariel Hukporti […]

Griffin goes large in opening win

THE Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) season kicked off on the weekend, with the nation’s finest female basketballers back in action, and some big individual performances came out of Round 1. One of the most eye-catching showings came from Bendigo Spirit star Kelsey Griffin, who produced a massive double-double in her side’s thumping win over […]

Classic Goulding gears United to win

IT may have been a grind in the first half, but Melbourne United managed to produce a strong win over the SEM Phoenix at John Cain Arena on Sunday afternoon, largely thanks to a vintage Chris Goulding performance. It was a high-scoring first half, with 60 combined points in the opening quarter proving to be […]

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