NBL Rookie Harry Froling talks about his NBA Dream

From nbl.com.au : Reigning NBL Rookie of the Year Harry Froling is currently completing a hectic schedule of pre-draft workouts. Having worked out with the Utah Jazz last month and Sacramento Kings yesterday, Froling will put his skills on display for the Washington Wizards on Thursday and Philadelphia 76ers on Friday (Australian times). He will then look to impress a bunch of NBA executives at his Pro Day in Miami and is contemplating adding another couple of teams to his already-busy schedule. Following his workout with the Kings, Froling spoke…

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High Schol Star RJ Hampton to join NBL’s New Zealand Breakers

From nbl.com.au : US teen sensation RJ Hampton will join the New Zealand Breakers as part of the NBL Next Stars program. Hampton, 18, is the number three ranked point guard in ESPN’s 2020 Draft Class Rankings and is the sixth highest ranked prospect overall, making him the highest ranked draft prospect to play in the NBL. Hampton, who is widely considered a top prospect in the 2020 NBA Draft, announced his decision to join New Zealand live on ESPN’s Get Up. From Little Elm High School in Texas, he…

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Josh Boone signs deal with Illawarra Hawks

courtesy of nbl.com.au : The Illawarra Hawks have dropped a serious #NBL20 bombshell with the signing of highly sought after free agent, Josh Boone. Boone joins the Hawks on a 1-year deal. No stranger to success in the NBL, Boones’ time with Melbourne United saw him make the grand finals in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons. With a championship under his belt (2017/18), Boone was also awarded the All NBL First Team Honours in 2018. His experience provides a great balance to the current line up at the Hawks. Boone won an…

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NBL and Players’ Association reach new Collective Bargaining Agreement

courtesy of nbl.com.au : The National Basketball League (NBL) and the Australian Basketball Players’ Association (ABPA) will deliver the most professional conditions in the League’s history under a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Minimum salaries will significantly increase and investment in player welfare and development will be doubled under the three-year agreement. Under the deal: Minimum salaries for players will be set at $55,000 – an increase of 38 per cent since 2016; Development Players will receive a minimum salary for the first time, set at $17,000 for the NBL Season;…

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Harry Froling happy with “Good” Jazz workout

From nbl.com.au : NBL Rookie of the Year Harry Froling says his pre-draft workout with Utah Jazz was a “really good experience”, as he continues to showcase his skillset ahead of June’s NBA Draft. Froling was one of six players to work out for the Jazz overnight, and the former Adelaide 36er sounded pleased with how he performed. “It was good,” Froling told Utah media. “This is my first workout for the pre-draft stuff. A bit of altitude, good to get a run in and get a good work out…

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Sydney’s Brian Bowen invited to NBA Draft Combine

From nbl.com.au : Sydney Kings youngster, and NBL Next Stars player, Brian Bowen has been invited to the NBA Draft Combine next week. Bowen is one of 66 players who have been invited to the combine, which will be held in Chicago on Friday May 17 and Saturday May 18. He joins highly touted prospects such as Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett and Ja Morant as other players invited to the combine. According to the NBA, the Draft Combine “is the first step in the Draft process for NBA hopefuls and…

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NBL Representatives to be enshrined in Australian Basketball Hall of Fame

From nbl.com.au: Five individuals with NBL links will be honoured at the 2019 Basketball Australia Awards night, as Lanard Copeland, Brad Dalton, Bill Mildenhall, Ray Hunt and Lorraine Landon OAM get inducted into the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame. Copeland’s name was etched into Australian basketball lore at this year’s NBL Gala Dinner, when it was announced he would be entering the hall of fame. “It is an absolute pleasure to be inducted into the hall of fame,” Copeland said in his speech during the NBL awards night. “They say you…

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NBL News: Alex Pledger re-signs with Melbourne

From nbl.com.au : Veteran big man Alex Pledger has re-signed with Melbourne United for the #NBL20 season. Pledger will return to Melbourne for another season after playing in all bar one game of United’s 2018/19 campaign. Pledger, who is the tallest man in the NBL standing at 215cm, is a four-time NBL Champion with the New Zealand Breakers and a valuable member of New Zealand’s national team, the Tall Blacks. Averaging 6.3 points and 4.3 rebounds last season, Pledger proved to be a force coming off the bench with tough…

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NBL News : David Barlow re-ups with Melbourne

From nbl.com.au : Melbourne United have announced that David Barlow is returning for the 2019/20 NBL season. Barlow has a stellar NBL19, winding back the clock to average his most points (11.7 per game), rebounds (4.5) and assists (2) since the 2008/09 NBL season. After an injury-ravaged middle portion of his career, Barlow truly found his place in the league once again last season, playing in every United game and shooting 41% from three-point land. He scored 15 points or more on 10 occasions in the 2018/19 season, highlighted by 24 points…

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Tom Jervis signs with Cairns

From nbl.com.au : The Cairns Taipans have announced the signing of three-time NBL Champion Tom Jervis for their upcoming 2019/20 campaign. The experienced 211cm centre commits to Cairns on a two-year deal, after playing for the Perth Wildcats and Brisbane Bullets, achieving averages of 7.1 points and 4.8 rebounds across his six-year career. Taipans Head Coach Mike Kelly said that he was pleased he could acquire Jervis’ signature, and that all of his winning traits were transferrable to the Cairns program. “Tom is good player on both ends of the court. Tom frees up his…

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