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‘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 […]

United start New Year on a winning note over JackJumpers

IN an entertaining match to start the 2022 year, the Tasmania JackJumpers and defending champions, Melbourne United faced off against each other for the first time. Both sides were coming off respective wins on Boxing Day heading into the clash, and were hoping to continue that form in this contest. Both teams were without players […]

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 Team Overview: Melbourne United

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

NBL Team Watch: Melbourne United

WITH the National Basketball League (NBL) season edging closer by the day, we take a look at each team’s prospects heading into their upcoming NBL21 campaign. With an offseason full of eye-catching signings and roster improvements, teams will be looking for strong signs as the season approaches. Next up is the reigning champions Melbourne United. […]

Melbourne United season summary

WITH the National Basketball League (NBL) season done and dusted we take a look at the performance of each team and how they fared in season 2021. The next team under the microscope is Melbourne United who won the 2021 NBL title. SEASON SUMMARY: It was a season to remember for head coach Dean Vickerman […]

United claim upper hand in Game 1

MELBOURNE United scraped home to snatch a narrow three point victory in Game 1 of the Grand Final series against a depleted Perth Wildcats (73-70). It was a hard slog with neither side willing to give an inch as the lead chopped and changed throughout the contest. In front of a packed RAC Arena the […]

Phoenix send it to Game 3 with emphatic come-from-behind win

SOUTH East Melbourne Phoenix bit back in Game 2 of the semi-finals series downing Melbourne United by 11 points, 90-79. The win takes the total to one apiece forcing the series to a decider with the winner through to the grand final. It was a tale of two halves with the second favouring the Phoenix […]

United cap off home and away season in style

MELBOURNE United rounded out the home and away season in style, notching up another win over the Adelaide 36ers 102-80 to create some real ladder separation out in top spot on the ladder. It was a resounding win for United, winning every quarter of the match and making light work of the 36ers who simply […]

United take out minor premiership

MELBOURNE United secured top spot on the National Basketball League (NBL) ladder with a win over rivals Perth Wildcats (78-64). The win gifts United the privileges of a home court advantage but will hoping that fans are allowed into the stadium given the current COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria. Nevertheless first place has long been Melbourne’s […]

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