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2023/24 NBL Team Preview – Perth Wildcats

THE 2023/24 National Basketball League (NBL) is right around the corner, with the fixture set to kick off on Thursday, September 28. The season is shaping up like no other, with an unprecedented amount of young and international talent complimenting the homegrown players set to suit up in the nation’s premier basketball competition. The landscape […]

United bring back former MVP candidate

AFTER AN underwhelming 2022/23 NBL campaign, it appears Melbourne United are eager to return to the postseason action, headlined by a massive signing on Wednesday. United had already acquired a number of solid pieces to help boost their roster, but lost the likes of David Okwera and Mason Peatling, seriously damaging the team’s big man […]

McDowell-White stays put while big men make moves

THE NBL free agency period has seen some big moves over the past few days, but for the New Zealand Breakers, the less moving, the better. The Breakers were eager to retain the services of young gun William McDowell-White, but there was plenty of interest with the likes of the Perth Wildcats and the Brisbane […]

2022/23 NBL Team Wrap – Melbourne United

WITH A significant roster change over the offseason, Melbourne United struggled to match the towering heights of their last regular season campaign, missing the finals in heartbreaking fashion. Coming into the 2022/23 season, United were the NBL’s reigning minor champions, but lost the likes of Jo Lual Acuil, Jack White and Matthew Dellavedova to overseas […]

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 […]

Okwera owns opportunity as a starter

WITH Melbourne United in the midst of a big man shortage, youngster David Okwera has been taking his chances for increased minutes and rewarded the team with a strong performance on the weekend. When United took down the Phoenix with an emphatic 110-85 win, Okwera was one of the team’s better performers. After Ariel Hukporti […]

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 […]

MUVJBL U18 Boys VC preview: Preliminary finals

THIS week the Melbourne United Victorian Junior Basketball League (MUVJBL) Under-18 Boys competition prepares for the preliminary finals. The Nunawading Spectres will come off their break to face the Melbourne Tigers, while the Kilsyth Cobras come up against the Bulleen Boomers for a spot in the Grand Final. Nunawading Spectres (2nd, 14-4) vs Melbourne Tigers […]

MUVJBL U18 Boys VC preview: Qualifying and Elimination Finals

THE Melbourne United Victorian Junior Basketball League (MUVJBL) Under-18 Boys Championship Division begins its first round of finals on Friday, which will see only six teams remain at the round’s end. All games will be played on neutral courts, with Nunawading and Bulleen along with Melbourne and Diamond Valley hosting games at Hawthorn in two […]

MUVJBL U18 Boys VC review: Round 9 – Nunawading wins final preview against Kilsyth

THE regular season for the Melbourne United Victorian Junior Basketball League (MUVJBL) Under-18 Boys Championship Division finishes with the Nunawading Spectres as 58-64 victors over league-leaders, Kilsyth Cobras. The win marks Nunawading’s third consecutive win in the lead up to finals, finishing second with a home final, second chance and a standout 9-1-0 record on […]

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