xztatik
Years ago

Crows sign two more basketballers

http://www.afc.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/4417/newsid/150857/default.aspx

Jack Osborn: 22 years old, 208cm Tassie boy returning from College

Tim Klaosen: 22, 196cm from Sturt

Anyone know much about these guys? Think they'll be able to make the transition?

Is Osborn a big loss to basketball? Would he have made NBL?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Osborn was signed to gold coast blaze so was good enough to make NBL roster

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Anonymous  
Years ago

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/afl/more-news/adelaide-has-signed-two-more-basketballers-as-rookies/story-e6frf9jf-1226513202557

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Another year or two in SEABL and Osborn would have had a good chance of cracking NBL.

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natwhereyouat  
Years ago

Osborn was signed by the Blaze before the went under (well committed), and then worked out with Hawks and also signed as a Development player with the Taipans.

Never heard of the other guy

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natwhereyouat  
Years ago

*almost signed as a development player

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boss  
Years ago

wasnt osborn the guy supposedly "competing" with david pennisi for a roster spot at the crocs after they sacked there first 2 imports

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Yes boss

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natwhereyouat  
Years ago

I'd imagine he would have made the NBL next season..

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Klaosen was ABL all star 5 this season just gone for sturt.

Was Osborne AIS?

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nick  
Years ago

no- not AIS- was in USA playing. GO JACK !!!!!!! another tassie star.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

JACK OSBORN

FG 3PT FT Rebounds Misc
M FGM-A FG% 3PM-A 3P% FTM-A FT% TOT AST PTS
Season 18 74 - 123 60.2 - - 2 0.0 15 - 27 55.6 4.4 0.2 9.1
Career 18 74 - 123 60.2 - - 2 0.0 15 - 27 55.6 4.4 0.2 9.1


Game Log
Date/Time Opposition Min FGM - FGA 3PM - 3PA FTM - FTA OR DR TR AS ST BL TO PFS Pts
18 May DAN 15:20 4 - 5 0 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 1 3 8
26 May NWT 4:23 0 - 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 Jun CAN 12:21 4 - 4 0 0 2 4 6 1 0 0 2 5 8
8 Jun BAL 15:14 1 - 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
15 Jun MTG 23:28 7 - 9 0 1 - 2 5 3 8 0 0 0 2 1 15
16 Jun KIL 19:18 5 - 7 0 2 - 2 4 2 6 1 1 0 1 4 12
17 Jun KNX 28:28 8 - 12 0 5 - 5 3 1 4 0 1 2 1 1 21
22 Jun BEN 27:03 7 - 15 0 - 1 0 3 5 8 0 0 1 1 2 14
29 Jun ALB 19:23 3 - 7 0 1 - 2 1 4 5 0 3 1 1 4 7
6 Jul BRI 17:26 5 - 9 0 1 - 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 2 11
7 Jul CAN 29:25 8 - 11 0 2 - 4 9 5 14 1 4 0 2 2 18
13 Jul NUN 17:21 3 - 4 0 2 - 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 8
20 Jul ALB 21:27 3 - 5 0 0 - 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 6
21 Jul DAN 18:23 6 - 13 0 - 1 1 - 3 3 1 4 0 1 0 2 0 13
27 Jul NWT 7:28 3 - 4 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 4 6
3 Aug FRA 16:10 3 - 6 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 6
10 Aug MTG 20:11 3 - 4 0 0 - 1 1 5 6 0 1 0 0 1 6
18 Aug NUN 13:03 1 - 5 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 2

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xztatik  
Years ago

C - J.Osborn - 6'10
PF - J.Jenkins - 6'6
SF - B.Dowdell - 6'6
SG - T.Klaosen - 6'5
PG - R.Henderson - 6'2

The Crows could beat Townsville!

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Flyer  
Years ago

Heard there s a Bairstow and family member of young Aish at College too. (Hooley or Rowley me thinks). Don't know much about any

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orbit  
Years ago

Ben Allen starts in NBL so this kid could be NBA!!

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Happy Days  
Years ago

Its funny ive been telling a member of the Melbourne AFL coaching staff to come down and look at the ITC talent identification sessions hear in Melbourne but it all fell on deaf ears.Now they might listen!!!

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sharpeshooter  
Years ago

good to see the fruit tingles havent been scared away from basketballers after the Tippet saga!!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Osborn has been looked at by adel, crocks, hawks and was signed by the blaze sight unseen. Taipans? I dont think so.

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bball junkie  
Years ago

http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2012/11/09/365674_sport-news.html

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Bear  
Years ago

Why do we lose these guys to footy?

Surely it's not just money, is it?

I know the opportunities in basketball are fewer, with a smaller roster and a smaller competition it hurts hoops here in Oz, but like soccer there are many opportunities overseas for our best players...

Good luck to the boys, but sad to see them leaving basketball, many more may follow and this is not great!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Why they change:
-Money
-Popularity
-Roster spots

No brainer unfortunately. They have the opportunity to go straight into being a professional athlete and the possibility of being set up for life financially.

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anon  
Years ago

Most of these guys were never going to make it as pros in basketball. All fringe or below. (Osborne may have been exception but his SEABL numbers were average)

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Bear  
Years ago

Pros

Basketball
- Indoors when it's wet, cold and miserable
- Chance to play internationally
- Can play for your country
- Olympics
- Less chance of serious injury
- Not a collision sport
- Can play well into 30's and beyond
- Can get a degree, scholarship

Cons
Basketball
- Stadiums here are small, crowds not big enough
- corporate dollar is not as high as football or overseas
- competition is small
- opportunities are limited due to number of team and small rosters
- Media coverage is all about footy, cricket, soccer and netball before hoops gets a run

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Oberon72  
Years ago

Around 1000 professionals on AFL lists and I suspect the lowest rookie would earn more than most NBL players - certainly much more than a fringe player on a NBL bench. So if they are spotted by a talent scout and offered an opportunity to be a professional sportsman, it would be hard to resist. If it doesn't work out then they are young enough to return to basketball stronger and fitter, and their public profile would also be boosted for other employment opportunuties.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

$100K or so a seasons for 2 seasons. Show me the money.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Happy Days - they might still be stung by the Jack Watts selection...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

A certain ex-6ers dev player and abl champion mentioned he made more in 6mths playing reserves sanfl than his entire ball career. The move to footy a no-brainer.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Klausen seems to have made a good start at training yesterday. Hope he can catch the different shaped ball as well as he can run

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