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Two magic moments: SEM Phoenix defeat NZ Breakers

THE first round of National Basketball League (NBL) action continued on Saturday night, with just one match being played for the entire day. In a dominant display, the South East Melbourne Phoenix defeated the New Zealand Breakers by 24 points at John Cain Arena. The Phoenix won three of four quarters in pretty convincing fashion, […]

Flyers begin championship defence with Spirited win

AN entertaining opening match of the 2021/22 WNBL season saw the reigning champions the Southside Flyers account for a plucky Bendigo Spirit side by 13 points, 94-81. Pre game it was revealed both sides had a huge out. Rachel Jarry (Southside) and Demi Skinner (Bendigo) were both ruled out with injury. The opening term was […]

NBL: Perth Wildcats vs Adelaide 36ers stats wrap

THE second match of last night’s National Basketball League (NBL) opening night saw the Perth Wildcats emerge triumphant in their clash over the Adelaide 36ers at RAC Arena in front of over 11,000 fans. The Wildcats were able to win every quarter on their way to their first victory of the year, in what proved […]

NBL MOTR: JackJumpers kick things off in style

THE National Basketball League (NBL) season opener took place on Friday night, with fans thrilled to see their favourites back in regular season action for the first time in months. There were a pair of fantastic contests that took place across the courts, with the first match seeing the league’s newest side claiming a win […]

Flyers and Spirit to open WNBL 2021/22 season

The 2021/2022 Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) season kicks off this weekend, and after a condensed hub season in 2020 things are getting back to normal this season. With border closures still causing headaches for all involved, only two matches are fixtured for the opening weekend. On Saturday the Southside Flyers kick off their title […]

2021/22 NBL & WNBL preview hub

AFTER a long off-season both the National Basketball League (NBL) and Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) return over the next 48 hours in what should provide basketball fans with some intense and captivating action. At Rookie Me Central, we have spent the last couple of weeks previewing each of the NBL and WNBL teams. All […]

WNBL 2021/22 Season Preview – UC Capitals

THE 2021 Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) returns on December 4, meaning it is time for our season previews to begin. Today is the UC Capitals, who finished third in 2020. Team 2020 Finish: 3rd Recruits: Alexandra Bunton (return from retirement), Shanice Swain, Alicia Froling, Kelly Wilson (return from maternity leave), Britt Sykes (WNBA) Squad […]

NBL Blitz Wrap/Round 1 Preview: New club set to kick off season

AFTER many long months of waiting, the National Basketball League (NBL) 2021-22 season is finally here, with proceedings set to kick off tomorrow night in what will be a welcome return for Australia’s premier Basketball competition. The ‘Blitz’ pre-season series gave fans a nice preview of the season to come, but now comes the time […]

NBL Team Overview: Tasmania JackJumpers

THE upcoming season of the National Basketball League (NBL) is just around the corner, with the season opener slated for December 2. As the NBL Blitz pre-season campaign comes to a close, sides across the league will be finalising their preparations for their NBL22 campaigns. With that said, it is time for us to take […]

NBL Team Overview: Sydney Kings

THE upcoming season of the National Basketball League (NBL) is just around the corner, with the season opener slated for the 2nd of December. As the NBL Blitz pre-season campaign comes to a close, sides across the league will be finalising their preparations for their NBL22 campaigns. With that said, it is time for us […]

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