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NBL Ones to Watch – Round 8

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 […]

PODCAST | Got Next Episode 7

THE NBL has returned and so has the Got Next Podcast, the show that chats all things Australian basketball. With the NBL and WNBL in full swing, there is plenty to unpack after another exciting weekend. Join Host Michael Alvaro and Analyst Liam Badkin as they discuss the week’s events and unpack some of the […]

Armstrong gets automatic in the second half in tight loss

DESPITE a scoreless first half, Aussie Taran Armstrong fired in the second period to drag the California Baptist Lancers back into the game in their overtime loss to the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Tuesday. Armstrong has been touted as one of the highest rated prospects coming out of Australia, with plenty of scouts and experts […]

NBL Player Stats Watch – Round 7

THE NATIONAL Basketball League (NBL) resumed hostilities over the weekend, with another batch of games producing some entertaining action. It was a round which saw some defensive efforts shine through in the big games. With that in mind, Rookie Me Central will be taking a look at the key individual stats, to see which players […]

Harvey almost the hero against the throne

IT was the kind of Tyler Harvey performance that NBL fans had been waiting for all season, as the popular guard exploded to nearly get the Illawarra Hawks over the line for a massive upset against the ladder-leading Sydney Kings at Qudos Bank Arena on Sunday afternoon. If not for a heartbreaking loss at the […]

Mansfield’s magnificent shooting catalyst for Adelaide win

A TERRIFIC and efficient performance from guard Lauren Mansfield was a major factor in the Adelaide Lightning claiming a 20-point win over the Sydney Uni Flames at Adelaide Arena on Saturday night. Mansfield was an offensive machine as the Lightning claimed their first win of the 2022/23 season, after suffering two devastatingly close calls in […]

Ducas delivers for Gaels in hot start to the season

ANOTHER Aussie who is excelling in the NCAA system in the past few months has been Alex Ducas, with the guard off to his best start since joining the collegiate system. Now in his fourth season with the Saint Mary’s Gaels, Ducas has started the year in red-hot scoring form, with a career-best average and […]

NBL Standouts – Round 7

ROUND 7 of the NBL has almost wrapped up, and the league returned from the FIBA break with a bang, as one of the closest seasons in recent memory continued. As is the case with any week, there were a fair few eye-catching performances from an individual perspective, as some of the competition’s biggest and […]

Aussies in the NCAA – November 18

THERE are plenty of Australians that have taken the collegiate path over the past few decades, and while other pathways are becoming more prominent in reaching the top level, the NCAA is still seeing plenty of Aussies come through. The college path offers plenty of spotlight and development against players at a similar age and […]

Let’s be Frank(s) – Robert records double-double

THERE were many questions surrounding how the offence of the Adelaide 36ers would look after the team’s leading scorer departed prior to the FIBA break, but a double-double from Robert Franks and a gritty road win over Melbourne United instilled plenty of confidence that the team can still be a contender. When Craig Randall II […]

Promising Proctor provides second-half spark for Duke

DUKE is one of the biggest basketball teams in the world, but it did not seem to worry new signing and promising Australian prospect Tyrese Proctor in the second half against Kansas on Wednesday afternoon. The Blue Devils fell five points short against the Jayhawks in a blockbuster matchup for the NCAA Championship Classic, but […]

PODCAST | Got Next Episode 6

GOT Next Podcast is back to chat all things Aussie basketball from the week that has passed. Despite there being no NBL action over the weekend, there is still plenty to talk about with the second round of the WNBL delivering some close matches, and the Australian Boomers claiming a massive win in the FIBA […]

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