NBL News: Adelaide 36ers defeats Phoenix Suns in exhibition match

Courtesy of the National Basketball League: The Adelaide 36ers loaded up for NBL23 with an exciting roster ready to play an up-tempo, high scoring style and all of that was on display with phenomenal shooting to make history beating the Phoenix Suns 134-124. The 36ers have loaded up under coach CJ Bruton to try and blow the rest of the NBL away with their firepower. They knocked down a remarkable 24/43 from three-point land on Sunday night local time to become the first NBL club to beat an NBA team…

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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: 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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NBL22 : Brisbane signs Jack Salt

From nbl.com.au: The Brisbane Bullets have confirmed the signing of New Zealander, Jack Salt, for season 2021/22. Salt has spent the past two seasons playing for the Canterbury Rams, in the NZNBL. Prior to his time at Canterbury, Salt attended and played for the University of Virginia (2014 -19) and also had a stint with the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Summer League competition. The 25-year-old has had a disruptive past couple of years due to injury that halted his development but after consistent court time, Salt and the Bullets…

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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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NBL21 Free Agency: SE Melbourne signs Keifer Sykes

From nbl.com.au: The South East Melbourne Phoenix have announced the signing of high-flying American point guard Keifer Sykes as their second import on a one-year deal. The 26-year-old Chicago native has played for a number of clubs across the world – most recently at EuroLeague giants Panathinaikos – since finishing a stellar college career at Green Bay. He’s also represented Cleveland, Golden State and Denver at the NBA Summer League, and the Austin Spurs in the NBA G-League. Sykes won two Horizon League Player of the Year awards at college,…

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Brisbane Bullets sign former Magic two way player Vic Law

From nbl.com.au: The Brisbane Bullets have secured their second and final import for the 2020/21 Hungry Jack’s NBL Season with the signing of recent NBA player Vic Law. Law is coming off a 2019/20 season where he played for the Orlando Magic and their G-League affiliate the Lakeland Magic. The 24-year-old appeared in nine games for Orlando, which included a 10-point performance against the New Orleans Pelicans in August in the NBA bubble.  The 6’7” small forward made the 2020 All-NBA G-League Third Team after averaging 19.7 points, 8.1 rebounds…

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Andrew Bogut is hanging up his sneakers

from nbl.com.au: Andrew Bogut has announced his retirement from professional basketball, effective immediately. The former Sydney Kings superstar revealed the news on his Rogue Bogues podcast, citing numerous injury issues as the main reason for his retirement. “The decision hasn’t been an easy one, but I think it is the right decision. The decision that I made and where I will be signing for next season is absolutely nowhere. I will be retiring from professional basketball, effective immediately,” Bogut said. Andrew Bogut has announced his retirement from professional basketball, effective…

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