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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NBL22 Isaac Humphries re-ups with 36ers

From nbl.com.au: The Adelaide 36ers have announced the re-signing of Isaac Humphries on a one-year deal. The 23-year-old, 211 cm former NBL Rookie of the Year and, winner of the Coaches Choice Award at the recent Adelaide 36ers MVP Awards Night, will return to the Adelaide 36ers for the NBL22 season.  Humphries averaged 13 points, 7 rebounds and 2.8 blocked shots across 19 games for the 36ers during the NBL21 season, before his season was shortened due to injury.  Isaac Humphries said, “I am really looking forward another season with…

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NBL22 : Majok Majok re-signs with Perth

From nbl.com.au: The Perth Wildcats have announced the re-signing of championship-winning centre, Majok Majok on a two-year contract (second year Club option). The 28-year-old West Aussie is thrilled to be staying in Perth. “I’ve built some great relationships within the team. Any time you get the chance to play for a team like the Perth Wildcats, that has been so successful, it’s something you don’t turn down,” said Majok. “It’s been almost a year and half since I last played. With all the hard work I’ve been putting in, I’m…

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A capacity crowd will be in the house for Grand Final games

From nbl.com.au: A capacity of 5,000 fans will be able to attend Games 3-5 of the Hungry Jack’s NBL Grand Final at John Cain Arena.  Game three of the best of five Grand Final series between Melbourne United and the Perth Wildcats will take place on Friday night at 7:30pm AEST at John Cain Arena. United leads the series 2-0. Hungry Jack’s NBL Commissioner Jeremy Loeliger said: “We are thrilled that 5,000 fans will be able to attend Melbourne United’s home games in the Grand Final.  “United finished on top of the ladder…

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Melbourne gets tough win over New Zealand 84-78

From nbl.com.au: Melbourne United leaned heavily on its stars and they came up with the goods in a gritty 84-78 win over the New Zealand Breakers on Saturday night. Jock Landale (15 points, 11 rebounds), Scotty Hopson (19 points, three assists) and Chris Goulding (12 points, four assists) all stepped up to make sure their club secured a win over the Breakers despite an inspiring 31-point haul from budding New Zealand star Finn Delany. The win sees Melbourne’s record improve to 16-5 while the Breakers drop to 5-13. With the…

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Liam Santamaria’s Round 4 NBL Studs and Duds

from nbl.com.au: At the conclusion of each round, NBL Media’s Liam Santamaria lets us know who made the grade and who deserves a little shade. STUDS Ben Moore (South East Melbourne Phoenix) The Phoenix were terrific on Sunday as they dealt the Hawks their first loss and the man who sparked their intensity was undoubtedly Ben Moore. Perfectly playing his role as an impact big off the bench, Moore put up an impressive 15-point, 15-rebound double-double while also recording 2 assists, a steal and 3 blocked shots. “He’s a play-maker…

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National Basketball League reinstates Illawarra Hawks name

from nbl.com.au: The Hungry Jack’s NBL has agreed to reinstate the name of foundation Club, the Illawarra Hawks. The decision follows the Club reaching its membership target of 4379 this season and increased corporate support from the local community. The Illawarra Hawks will play their first home game of the season tomorrow night against Melbourne United at the WIN Entertainment Centre at 7.30pm AEDT. NBL Owner and Executive Chairman Larry Kestelman said: “Last November the owners of The Hawks approached the NBL and expressed their desire to reinstate the Club’s…

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