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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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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NBL News: National Basketball League announces tip-off date for 2021-22 campaign

From nbl.com.au: The National Basketball League (NBL) has announced the highly anticipated 2021/22 Hungry Jack’s NBL season will commence on Thursday, November 18. The competition is riding a wave of unprecedented momentum following a history-making, multi-million-dollar broadcast deal and a significant uplift in interest and anticipation off the back of the Australian Boomers’ bronze medal win at the Tokyo Olympics. Hungry Jack’s NBL Commissioner Jeremy Loeliger said: “It is an exciting day for the league and an extremely exciting time for basketball in general. “Having a start date confirmed for…

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NBL News: Corey Webster and NZ Breakers part ways

From nbl.com.au: The New Zealand Breakers are parting ways with star Shooting Guard Corey Webster. The departure is by mutual consent despite two years still to run on his contract. The 32-year-old is the fifth most capped player in Breakers’ history behind Tom Abercrombie, Mika Vukona, Paul Henare, and Alex Pledger. He finishes his career at the Breakers, having played 236 games over 11 seasons, and was part of the team that won NBL championships in 2011, 2013, and 2015. Webster has had four separate stints at the club stretching…

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Jaylen Adams signs with Sydney Kings for NBL22

From nbl.com.au: The Brydens Lawyers Sydney Kings have announced the signing of import point-guard Jaylen Adams. Adams joins the Club following three years playing in the NBA and G-League. Known for his prolific scoring and playmaking ability, Adams is a marksman from three-point range, averaging 40% from behind the arc in the 2019-20 season. Adams also prides himself on his defensive presence and ability to create for others; a two-way player to run the offence is exactly what the Kings front office were looking for. Hailing from Hanover, Maryland, Adams…

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