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Fuller fuelling fire with high hopes

CONTINUING to make her opportunities count whether she’s represented Australia, Queensland or competing in the NBL1, Hilary Fuller is grateful for the people she’s played alongside with. Growing up in NSW in a small town called Woolgoolga, where Fuller’s mum was the coaching the mixed boys and girls social school team, it was Fuller’s siblings […]

Bobongie building confidence through opportunities

AFTER excelling through the Queensland pathway and ranks, Monique Bobongie is determined to continue her love for the game of basketball. Bobongie says she found her passion for the sport at a young age, after seeing family members hit the court. “Basketball first came to me when I was about seven years old, watching my […]

Portlock determined to get back to her best after injury

AFTER excelling through the Big V program and ranks, Sarah Portlock is determined to remain an inspiration to the younger generation, in particular for the Hume City Broncos community. The center recently represented Victoria in the 2024 Under-20 National Championships, in which her side won gold. After competing in swimming throughout her junior years, Portlock’s […]

Deas driven after bringing home the gold

MANY young basketballers aim to lead the next generation, coming through the ranks and putting in all the work in the lead up to games in order to shine and when the opportunity comes to represent their state, it is a time to show their skills and attributes on the court. Basketball runs through Bonnie […]

Study shows game smarts crucial to recruiting

A STUDY by Victoria University has taken a look at some of the key attributes that are prioritised by basketball scouts and coaches when recruiting youth players, with decision-making at the top of the list. When asked to rank the most important attributes when studying a potential player, a number of youth coaches and talent […]

Aussie youth stocks boosted with quartet starting scholarships

WITH BASKETBALL becoming a more prominent sport in Australia on a yearly basis, the nation is still continuing to produce exciting prospects. Late last week, Basketball Australia announced the scholarship signing of four of the country’s brightest young prospects to two of the nation’s best institutions. Emmett Adair (NSW), Mading Kuany (Victoria) and Jacob Furphy […]

Pineau a continual basketball influence

FROM having a successful college career with St Mary’s, to having setbacks to then being able to play in the National Basketball League (NBL) for a number of years, Dane Pineau has made an influence in the league and wants more after overcoming a major setback and eager for more to come. Pineau firstly shares […]

McVeigh’s journey to inspire others

AFTER a number of years displaying his passion and energy in the National Basketball League season, Rookie Me Central took the opportunity to get to know and catch up with Tasmania JackJumpers stars, Jack McVeigh. Previously playing college basketball with Nebraska, captain of Australia at the Under 19s World Championships in 2015, McVeigh is making […]

Vic Squads named for Under 18 Championship and Kevin Coombs Cup

IN the last couple of days, Basketball Victoria has announced the squads for the upcoming Australian Under 18 Championships and the Kevin Coombs Cup for wheelchair athletes. The teams will head to Ballarat to compete in their respective competitions from April 10-17 later this year. The state’s Kevin Coombs Cup team returns after a two-year […]

From College to NBA: Jessup putting in the work and working hard

AFTER an impressive and breakout first season in the National Basketball League season, Rookie Me Central took the opportunity to get to know and catch up with Illawarra Hawks rising star, Justinian Jessup. Previously playing College basketball and attending Boise State Uni from 2016-2020, and after a shining debut season last season, Jessup is ready […]

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