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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 […]

From hard work to opportunities: Prewster’s NBL comeback

WITH the NBL season well and truly underway, Rookie Me Central took the opportunity to get to know and catch up with Melbourne United veteran, Dion Prewster. Previously playing in the league winning a championship with the New Zealand Breakers and Sydney Kings, after many challenges and a tough road to play back in the […]

NBL Young Gun Player Focus: Hugo Besson

THE National Basketball League (NBL) has announced itself as a successful pathway for young basketball talents to take their journey to the next level. With quality talent spread across the league making for a tough competition, many young players see this as an opportunity to prove their worth against a more experienced league than the […]

NBL Young Gun Focus – Justinian Jessup

THE National Basketball League (NBL) has announced itself as a successful pathway for young basketball talents to take their journey to the next level. With quality talent spread across the league making for a tough competition, many young players see this as an opportunity to prove their worth against a more experienced league than the […]

Aussies in the WNBA – Leilani Mitchell

THE Australian basketball system has been producing talent of extreme high quality over the last few years, with plenty of Aussie graduates either choosing to stay and compete in the nation’s high quality domestic competitions such as the WNBL, or some opt to head overseas for potentially greener pastures. The development of female basketball in […]

Aussies in the WNBA – Ezi Magbegor

THE Australian basketball system has been producing talent of extreme high quality over the last few years, with plenty of Aussie graduates either choosing to stay and compete in the nation’s high quality domestic competitions such as the WNBL, or some opt to head overseas for potentially greener pastures. The development of female basketball in […]

Aussies in the WNBA – Alanna Smith

THE Australian basketball system has been producing talent of extreme high quality over the last few years, with plenty of Aussie graduates either choosing to stay and compete in the nation’s high quality domestic competitions such as the WNBL, or some opt to head overseas for potentially greener pastures. The development of female basketball in […]

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