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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RJ Hampton says NBL experience gives him edge in the draft

From nbl.com.au: NBL Next Star RJ Hampton says playing with the New Zealand Breakers last season gives him an edge over some college players in next month’s NBA Draft. Hampton bypassed multiple high-profile division one colleges to play in the NBL last season, a decision he believes helps his prospects in the NBA Draft. “I think the overseas experience helped me a lot,” Hampton said in a draft combine media session. “Playing against grown men, being on a professional team, I think that’s enough in itself. “I feel like with my…

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Hawks owner focused on championships

From nbl.com.au: The Hawks Co-Owner Dorry Kordahi has declared the club is ready to fight with the league’s powerhouses and become a perennial championship contender. The new ownership group of Kordahi, Bryan Colangelo and Michael Proctor have led an offseason of change for The Hawks. Master coach Brian Goorjian has been recruited while they’ve broken club records for the amount of money spent on the playing roster. Kordahi hopes the new beginning will symbolise the start of a winning culture being installed at The Hawks, a club that has been…

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Dan Drida re-ups with Ilawarra

from nbc.com.au : The Hawks have made another key signing ahead of the 2020/21 Hungry Jack’s NBL season, with emerging star Dan Grida committing to the club for a further two years. Grida hasn’t missed a game for The Hawks since joining the team in 2018 and is set to play a key role in the new era of the club. Discovered at the NBL Next Gen Camp, Grida was recruited by The Hawks and received a call-up for the Boomers last year. He is currently recovering from an ACL injury he suffered…

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Perth Wildcat legend Damian Martin hangs up the sneakers

from nbc.com.au : After 13 seasons, 342 NBL games, and a legacy of achievements that may never be repeated, Damian Martin has made the decision to retire. The Perth Wildcats legend made the announcement in front of family, teammates and club staff at the team’s Bendat Basketball Centre practice facility on Tuesday. Looking back at his career, Martin said the best way to describe it is a “complete surprise”. “It’s been well beyond anything I ever thought was possible, and probably something I won’t be really appreciative of until I…

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July 17 NBL21 Free Agency Analysis

From Liam Santamaria at nbl.com.au : Follow the live free agency blog all day as we update signing with analysis as they happen. With free agency underway, NBL Media’s Liam Santamaria is taking a look at each and every signing and breaking down what it all means ahead of #NBL21. SIGNING SNAPSHOT: DEJAN VASILJEVIC TO SYDNEY Signed by: Sydney Kings The deal: Three years (player option final year) Age: 23 2019-20 team: University of Miami 2019-20 stats (per game): 13.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 40.8 FG%, 34.4 3P%, 88.2…

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