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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 […]

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 20

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. Tuesday night saw a pair of clashes, as the Illawarra Hawks snuck past the New Zealand Breakers, while the Brisbane Bullets […]

2022/23 NBL season preview – New Zealand Breakers

THE 2022/23 National Basketball League season is less than two weeks away 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 […]

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 […]

NBL X NBA – Dieng joins Giddey at Thunder

THE National Basketball League (NBL)’s Next Stars Program just received a massive boost, with another member being selected in the lottery of the NBA Draft. Former New Zealand Breakers young gun Ousmane Dieng was selected with the New York Knicks at pick 11, before being traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, where he will join […]

JackJumpers make history with maiden finals berth

THE Tasmania JackJumpers have done what many thought to be impossible, and qualify for the National Basketball League (NBL) finals in just their first season in the competition. It all came down to the last round of play, with a number of results needing to go the way of the league’s newest side. There was […]

Last spot up for grabs in massive final round

HOW good is it to see such a tense finish to the year? The National Basketball League (NBL) is all set to kick off its final round of the 2021/22 season, and things are set to end in the most dramatic of fashion. In the most unforeseen race for fourth spot in the standings, the […]

Dream alive: JackJumpers stay in the hunt

WHAT a story the National Basketball League (NBL) could be producing in season 2021/22. Friday night saw the action for Round 20 continue, with a Good Friday clash between the New Zealand Breakers and the Tasmania JackJumpers at MyState Bank Arena. With the Wildcats suffering a shock loss at the hands of the 36ers, Tasmania […]

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