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King of the NBL, Cooks claims MVP

TUESDAY night saw the National Basketball League (NBL) Awards night take place, with Sydney Kings superstar Xavier Cooks claiming the league’s highest individual honour – the Andrew Gaze Trophy for the Most Valuable Player. Cooks was the favourite all season long, having been the best player on the best side in the competition, and although […]

NBL Standouts – Round 18

THE FINAL round of the 2022/23 National Basketball League (NBL) season delivered unprecedented excitement, as the final batch of games decided the shape of the finals picture with a thrilling conclusion that went down to the last play of the final game. Every match carried some level of significance in the race for a spot […]

Trio of stars announced as MVP finalists

WITH the NBL season in the twilight of the 2022/23 fixture, the year’s best performers have been recognised with the finalists for the league’s individual awards announced this morning. There is just one round remaining after the conclusion of tonight’s game, so the bulk of the sample size is in for the strongest players and […]

JackJumpers bag double as Kings rule on Christmas

TASMANIA JackJumpers have won both their Round 12 fixtures during the Christmas period, with back-to-back National Basketball League (NBL) home successes on the menu. The JackJumpers took down the Illawarra Hawks by 27 points on Thursday, December 22, before having a big Boxing Day to roll the New Zealand Breakers by 11 points. Sydney Kings […]

Travers thrives despite absent guest of honour

THE STAKES were expected to be a bit higher for Luke Travers than that of his Perth Wildcats teammates, when they took on Melbourne United at RAC Arena on Monday night in the final game of Round 10 of the NBL. The Wildcats stunned the league and pulled out of the season’s most memorable wins […]

NBL Ones to Watch – Round 4

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 […]

2022/23 NBL Player Stats Watch – Round 3

THE NATIONAL Basketball League (NBL) resumed hostilities over the weekend, with another batch of games seeing some entertaining action. It was a slightly different look than the opening week of play, with the big men taking over across eight games. With that in mind, Rookie Me Central will be taking a look at the key […]

Classic Cotton shines despite Wildcats loss

IT was a vintage performance from Perth Wildcats superstar Bryce Cotton against Melbourne United at RAC Arena on Friday night, and although his side did not get over the line, the guard was at his mesmerising best. The Wildcats ended up falling by three points thanks to an inspired performance from the visiting side, but […]

Travers’ terrific showing instills confidence

THERE has been plenty of hype surrounding the performance of Perth Wildcats young gun Luke Travers, who has returned to the squad after his selection in the 2022 NBA Draft. The Wildcats played two games in the second round of the 2022/23 NBL season over the weekend, and Travers was a key contributor as Perth […]

2022/23 NBL Player Stats Watch – Round 1

THE NATIONAL Basketball League (NBL) has kicked off its 2022/23 season, with the first round taking place over the weekend. There was a lot to take out of the opening batch of matches, with fresh and familiar faces alike bursting out of the gates to deliver strong early performances. With that in mind, Rookie Me […]

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