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Matchup to Watch – Derrick Walton Jr. vs. Xavier Rathan-Mayes

ROUND 2 of the National Basketball League (NBL) kicks off on the weekend, and two of the strongest performers from last weekend are set to lock horns in a blockbuster clash. Derrick Walton Jr.‘s Sydney Kings will take on Xavier Rathan-Mayes‘ Melbourne United in a massive Sunday afternoon game, and those two stars are set […]

2022/23 NBL Player Stats Watch – Round 1

THE NATIONAL Basketball League (NBL) has kicked off its 2022/23 season, with the first round taking place over the weekend. There was a lot to take out of the opening batch of matches, with fresh and familiar faces alike bursting out of the gates to deliver strong early performances. With that in mind, Rookie Me […]

NBL Positional Analysis Round 1 – Point Guards

ROUND 1 of the 2022/23 National Basketball League (NBL) season has come and gone, with some exciting action kicking off what should be an enthralling campaign. As is the case every year, the competition looks slightly different to start the season. One of the most notable differences after the first week is the dominance of […]

‘XRM’ gon’ give it to ya; recruit delivers for United

ONE of Melbourne United‘s offseason addition produced a stunning debut performance, with Xavier Rathan-Mayes delivering a match-winning performance to lead his new club to a 101-97 overtime win against the New Zealand Breakers at John Cain Arena on Sunday afternoon. It was a new-look United squad that hit the court, after the departure of Jo […]

NBL Ones to Watch – Round 1

THE National Basketball League (NBL) boasts some of the world’s premier talents, with a number of players catching the eye on a weekly basis. Each round holds unique and engaging storylines, not only from a team perspective, but an individual one too. In this new series, Rookie Me Central will highlight a few players to […]

2022/23 NBL season preview – Melbourne United

THE 2022/23 National Basketball League season is less than two weeks from getting underway, and it is shaping up as one of the most anticipated seasons in recent memory. Last year saw the Tassie fairytale, some new stars step to the forefront and Sydney dominance in the big dance. With some big names joining the […]

Three things we learned – NBL Blitz: September 23

THE National Basketball League (NBL) Blitz preseason competition is past the halfway point, with plenty of action as the league’s 10 teams hit the court in Darwin ahead of the fixture commencement next weekend. The final night of action saw the Adelaide 36ers claim the Blitz title for 2022, despite not playing a game on […]

Three things we learned – NBL Blitz: September 21

THE National Basketball League (NBL) Blitz preseason competition is past the halfway point, with plenty of action as the league’s 10 teams hit the court in Darwin ahead of the fixture commencement next weekend. Wednesday night saw the reigning champions back at it again, with the Sydney Kings crusing to a 12-point triumph over the […]

Baynes brings Bullets back in first hitout

THE Brisbane Bullets look to be boosted by the addition of Aron Baynes in season 2022/23 of the National Basketball League (NBL), with the big man making a significant impact in his first outing in a Bullets jumper. Brisbane faced off against the New Zealand Breakers in the Blitz preseason competition in Darwin on Sunday, […]

2022 NBL Blitz preview

THE National Basketball League (NBL) season for 2022/23 is just weeks away, but even closer than that is the commencement of the Blitz preseason competition, which kicks off on Friday night in Darwin. The Northern Territory’s capital city will host the entire league for a week of games, which gives all 10 teams the opportunity […]

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