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Matt Ryan
Two years ago

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Top 5 NBL Imports of All-Time

During Friday night's telecast, Steve Carfino and Andrew Gaze listed their Top 5 NBL Imports of All-Time.

Mine are:
Leroy Loggins
Robert Rose
James Crawford
Mark Davis
Derek Rucker

Who are yours?

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Tyrell
Two years ago
20:49 11 Nov 12

Reply #386921

re: Top 5 NBL Imports of All-Time

Good list Matt- I have deliberately picked different players to see what others think? This is a tough one, I have two top 5's!!!

First Five
Butch Hays
Calvin Talford
Carlos Powell
Kevin Freeman
Chris Williams

Second Five
Brian Whethers
Lanard Copeland
Ebi Ere
Bobby Brannen
Gary Wilkinson


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anon
Two years ago
20:52 11 Nov 12

Reply #386924

re: Top 5 NBL Imports of All-Time

brunton
loggins
green
crawford
copeland

tad dufflemeiyer
darnell mee


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:24 11 Nov 12

Reply #386933

re: Top 5 NBL Imports of All-Time

Ricky Grace
Scott Fisher
James Crawford
Rob Rose
Leroy Loggins (Best ever)

Honorary mentions:

Mark Davis
D-Mac
Cal Bruton
Rocky Smith
Al Green

Next level:

Lanard Copeland
Derek Rucker
Darnell Mee

Apologies for anyone of the greats I've forgotten.


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Sixerfan
Two years ago
22:00 11 Nov 12

Reply #386939

re: Top 5 NBL Imports of All-Time

I give extra credit to guys who stayed in the league and did it year after year. Also think selecting a all star five is a better reflection as numbers of guards can be over valued.

PG - Grace
SG - Rose
SF - Loggins
PF - Fisher
C - Davis

Very sorry Dmac and Rucker.


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Sixerfan
Two years ago
22:01 11 Nov 12

Reply #386941

re: Top 5 NBL Imports of All-Time

And Bruton and Crawford...

Sorry!


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Anonymous
Two years ago
22:35 11 Nov 12

Reply #386951

re: Top 5 NBL Imports of All-Time

Tim Dillion


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HoldenV8
Two years ago
04:12 12 Nov 12

Reply #386979

re: Top 5 NBL Imports of All-Time

How can you possibly choose? Ok sure, Leroy Loggins is probably everyone's #1 choice and I would say that Mark Davis, James Crawford and Ricky Grace are right up there also but look at the imports we've had in the NBL and how can you choose a top 5?

You could choose from a whole bunch of guys: Mark Davis, Leroy Loggins, Cal Bruton, James Crawford, Scott Fisher, Darnell Mee, Kevin Brooks, Tiny Pinder, Lenard Copeland, Ricky Grace, Robert Rose, Ron Radliff, Willie Simmons, Bill Jones, Al Green, Bruce Bolden, Derek Rucker, Darryl McDonald, Rocky Smith.....and countless others that I've missed, including Steve Carfino who despite his commentary was a pretty good player back in the 80s.

Of course, we've had some real dud imports too. I wonder what a top 5 import flop list would read like? I know he wasn't a flop as a player because he could play.....but I'd love to start that list with Julius Hodge.


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Mystro
Two years ago
05:07 12 Nov 12

Reply #386984

re: Top 5 NBL Imports of All-Time

Arvey Storey.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
07:38 12 Nov 12

Reply #386990

re: Top 5 NBL Imports of All-Time

Very Tough to choose but Leroy Loggins is the best ever to play in this league, including Gaze. The guy could do it all and had no weaknesses. Amazing defender and scorer. I can remember Leroy even at 39/40 years of age guarding quick point guards like Derek Rucker. He managed to play at a high level until he was 43!

1. Leroy Loggins
2. Ricky Grace
3. Robert Rose
4. James Crawford
5. Scott Fisher

All those guys had longevity and were winners. Many other guys could be included like Mark Davis,Dmac, Copeland, Woodberry , Rucker and many mentioned above.


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Sam
Two years ago
08:15 12 Nov 12

Reply #386999

re: Top 5 NBL Imports of All-Time

Nice to see Tyrell mention Carlos Powell, nobody seems to remember him, was only around for a year but was amazing. Averages of 28.4ppg, 8.2rpg, 4apg, should have got MVP 06/07


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fletch
Two years ago
08:52 12 Nov 12

Reply #387005

re: Top 5 NBL Imports of All-Time

Leroy Loggins
Dane Suttle
D-Mac
Dwayne McClain
Rocky Smith


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jason
Two years ago
09:09 12 Nov 12

Reply #387008

re: Top 5 NBL Imports of All-Time

wow with all this, there is no talk about one of the most gifted big men to play in the NBL. there was one season where he was so dominate that no one could guard him. Melvin Thomas, he was more than solid. the 6'8 left hander was able to score and rebound with the best of them.
Not saying his the best but right right up there

My 5

Rucker
Rose
Loggins
Crawford
Davis


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Pure Silk
Two years ago
10:56 12 Nov 12

Reply #387033

re: Top 5 NBL Imports of All-Time

Mine are in order

Mark Davis
Leroy Loggins
Dwayne McClain
Derek Rucker
Scott Fisher


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Anonymous
Two years ago
11:03 12 Nov 12

Reply #387037

re: Top 5 NBL Imports of All-Time

Owen Wells has to be there


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ineedmore
Two years ago
11:07 12 Nov 12

Reply #387038

re: Top 5 NBL Imports of All-Time

This is always too hard, so I came up with a game I would like to see instead.


Grace v Mee
Green v Rocky Smith
Rose v Leroy
Dillon v Davis
Crawford v Reggie Smith


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hoopie
Two years ago
11:28 12 Nov 12

Reply #387045

re: Top 5 NBL Imports of All-Time

not many votes for Ebi Ere, and what about the two Daves who played for the tigers in the 80s/90s?

how about some stats to allow us to compare them all?


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Anon12
Two years ago
13:46 12 Nov 12

Reply #387094

re: Top 5 NBL Imports of All-Time

IMO it is impossible to pick a Top 5, because it depends on how far you wish to go back.
One that seems to be omitted is Ken Richardson.
And I'm sorry Anon 924 but Tad Duffelbag does not belong on this list under any circumstances.


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