NBL News: Melbourne will take on St. Mary’s Geals in preseason action

Courtesy of Melbourne United Media Basketball is finally back! Melbourne United will hit the court for the first time this preseason in an exhibition matchup with storied American college basketball program St Mary’s. Featuring a lineup full of a mix of new and familiar faces, United will aim to get their season off to a great start on Tuesday evening in Keilor. PLAYERS TO WATCH A number of players will suit up for Melbourne for the first time on Tuesday, including NBL1 standouts Makuach Maluach and Malith Machar, both of…

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NBL drops preseason Blitz schedule

From the National Basketball League Fans in Darwin will enjoy a frenzy of Hungry Jack’s NBL action when the preseason Blitz begins on Friday, September 16. The South East Melbourne Phoenix will battle the Adelaide 36ers on opening night, beginning a stretch of 15 games to be played through to September 23. The Blitz will be the first chance for teams to debut new players and prepare for the regular season on October 1. “We’ve made a few changes at League level, and we have seen so many exciting roster…

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NBL News: Former TarHeel Manek signs with Perth

The Perth Wildcats have signed Brady Manek, which is a name that should be familiar to North Carolina and college basketball fans alike. The 23-year-old, sharp-shooting big man is ecstatic about embarking on his first season down under, saying this: I’m really comfortable with the decision and I’m excited to get to Perth and back to basketball. Now that I’ve found a good spot, I’m super excited. I think I’ve done a lot in my basketball career, and now for my professional career I’m excited to take my first step…

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NBL News: NBL season tip-off return to October

The Hungry Jack’s NBL will return to its normal, October, sumner in Australia , tip off with a double-header that matches up the Sdyney Kings taking on the Illawarra Hawks in one matchup and the JackJumpers of Tasmania facing the S.E. Melbourne Phoenix. “We are thrilled to be back where we belong on the sports’ calendar and playing in spring and summer, through to March next year,” Hungry Jack’s NBL Commissioner Jeremy Loeliger RELATED: Sync the schedule to your calendar Highlights of the 2022/23 Hungry Jack’s NBL Season include:– Tip-off: Phoenix…

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NBL: Breakers hold on to defeat Taipans

Via the National Basketball League The New Zealand Breakers continue to be the great enigma of the NBL but they delivered three strong quarters on Monday night in the Tropical Far North to hold out the Cairns Taipans in a thrilling finish 84-83. The Breakers hadn’t played since a 19-point loss to the Sydney Kings eight days ago and that was just four days following their stunning 23-point victory over the Illawarra Hawks. They put both the best and worst of those performances all into one game at the Cairns…

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From the National Basketball League : The Sydney Kings set up an impressive lead and this time were able to hold off the charge of the Perth Wildcats to make it back-to-back wins with the 95-81 triumph on Sunday. The Kings had a couple of rough losses after giving up winning positions before a dominant 24-point win last Sunday over the Brisbane Bullets.  They had a week to then prepare for the Wildcats to come to town but it was going to be a test with the ‘Cats off two…

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Round 9 NBL22 Injury Updates

Like any sports league, injuries are an unfortunate part of any NBL season and here are the latest round of injury reports from the league. Courtesy of the clubs and the NBL: Adelaide 36ers The 36ers will be without off-season recruit and captain Mitch McCarron due to COVID healthy and safety protocols for their Friday night game against the Tasmania JackJumpers. Big man Isaac Humphries also remains sidelined with a right knee injury. South East Melbourne Phoenix The Phoenix will be without big man Zhou Qi due to illness and…

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Vol 4: NBL22 Awards Watch

Via Peter Hooley of nbl.com.au : After a tough period over the last few weeks, the NBL is back in full swing. Across this tricky stretch, we have seen some players and teams take a little while to get back to their full potential, and we have seen others make an instant impact. With an abundance of games on the horizon, let’s take a look at who sits where on the Awards list. Most Valuable Player When it comes to major awards, MVP is the one award where a team’s…

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Injury Updates: NBL22 Round 9

Courtesy of nbl.com.au: Here are the latest updates out of every Club when it comes to injuries and player availability. This page will be updated as news is released by Clubs leading into their respective games. Adelaide 36ers The 36ers will be without off-season recruit and captain Mitch McCarron due to COVID healthy and safety protocols for their Friday night game against the Tasmania JackJumpers. Big man Isaac Humphries also remains sidelined with a right knee injury. Tasmania JackJumpers Russian Next Star Nikita Mikhailovskii returns to the JackJumpers lineup for…

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Fracas erupts in SE Melbourne/ Melbourne United game

Via abc.net.au : A Mitch Creek dunk has sparked a melee in South East Melbourne Phoenix’s spiteful 94-86 Throwdown XIII victory over Melbourne United at John Cain Arena. Key points: The Phoenix’s Mitch Creek was knocked to the ground by United’s Mason Peatling, before a melee broke out Peatling was ejected from the game for his role in the incident With its 94-86 win, The Phoenix remains undefeated after three games Creek spectacularly dunked over United’s Matthew Dellavedova late in the third quarter, before he stood over his Australian Boomers teammate, who…

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