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kings fan
Two years ago

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Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

who is the biggest ( height and weight) NBL player?

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Spursfan
Two years ago
12:42 21 Nov 12

Reply #388567

re: Who is the biggest NBL player? ( size )

Luke Neville.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
12:48 21 Nov 12

Reply #388569

re: Who is the biggest NBL player? ( size )

Seamus?


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Anonymous
Two years ago
13:11 21 Nov 12

Reply #388573

re: Who is the biggest NBL player? ( size )

Jonny Flynn


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jason
Two years ago
13:19 21 Nov 12

Reply #388577

re: Who is the biggest NBL player? ( size )

current or former?
Sammy Harris (7'3) i think it the tallest by a inch over Neville (7'2)

current Pledger (7'0) & Schenscher (7'1) are the biggest


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Mick
Two years ago
13:22 21 Nov 12

Reply #388579

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

Nevill is an NBL player again, just signed with Townsville.

So it's Nevill>Schensch>Pledger


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paul
Two years ago
14:12 21 Nov 12

Reply #388587

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

Pledger and Schenscher are both listed between 213 and 216 in various places. I think they are both around that 215-216 mark though.


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Spinner
Two years ago
14:21 21 Nov 12

Reply #388590

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

Where did Sam Harris end up? Is he still playing anywhere?


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HoldenV8
Two years ago
14:31 21 Nov 12

Reply #388593

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

This list is according to the NBL website, placed in order of height. Nevill isn't listed as yet but I've included him since he's signed with Townsville:

Luke Nevill - 218cm (7'2), 120kg
Luke Schenscher - 216cm (7'1), 120kg
Alex Pledger - 213cm (7'0), 113kg
Daniel Johnson - 212cm (6'11), 108kg
Ben Allen - 211cm (6'11), 113kg
Matt Burston - 211cm (6'11), 103kg
Ian Crosswhite - 210cm (6'11), 115kg
Pero Vasiljevic - 209cm (6'10), 115kg
Cameron Tragardh - 209cm (6'10), 106kg
Russell Hinder - 208cm (6'10), 110kg
Seth Scott - 208cm (6'10), 109kg

That is every current (or incoming) NBL player who is 6'10 or taller. I have left out development players Lachlan Winter (Tigers) who is 211cm (6'11) and Matthew Andronicos (Taipans) who is 208cm (6'10) simply because they're not likely to see much, if any, game time this year.

The Wildcats and Hawks are the only teams in the league without a player who is 6'10 or taller. Their tallest players are Jeremiah Trueman and Larry Davidson respectively and they are both 206cm (6'9).


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Anonymous
Two years ago
17:35 21 Nov 12

Reply #388636

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

I've only ever seen Nevill listed as 216cm which is 7'1" not 7'2". The NBL also had a habit of listing the 7'3" Sam Harris as 7'4".

Schenscher, Nevill & Pledger are all 7'1".


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HoldenV8
Two years ago
17:55 21 Nov 12

Reply #388641

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

Have to admit I've only ever seen Nevill listed at 218cm (7'2), be it on the NBL or Indiana Pacers site.

And I have to make a correction on Alex Pledger. The NBL site actually lists him at 215cm (7'1), not 213cm (7'0).


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natwhereyouat
Two years ago
17:55 21 Nov 12

Reply #388642

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

Harris hasn't played in the league for a couple of years..


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KET
Two years ago
18:39 21 Nov 12

Reply #388647

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

I read 'heaviest' and my mind instantly turned to Pero Cameron. I know he isn't a current player but surely one of the heaviest in history


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:36 21 Nov 12

Reply #388649

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

Ontario Lett would have to be up there too.


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LC
Two years ago
21:33 21 Nov 12

Reply #388654

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

Dean Uthoff would surely make the list...


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Camel 31
Two years ago
21:38 21 Nov 12

Reply #388655

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

Helliwell - '120kgs '- one foot on the scales ,I'd say,one big unit . 211cms.



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fstos
Two years ago
21:45 21 Nov 12

Reply #388656

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

Tallest all time.

Sam Harris? followed by Andy Campbell.

Heaviest all time is an interesting one.

Maybe Utoff.

Norman Taylors arse probably weighed 80kg on its own.


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Isaac
Two years ago
21:58 21 Nov 12

Reply #388657

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

Ontario Lett - was trying to remember his name!


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sharpeshooter
Two years ago
22:19 21 Nov 12

Reply #388660

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

Jim Havrilla (spelling) back in the 90's ... broke a back board in the pre season 3-3 tornament on the Gold Coast


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Anonymous
Two years ago
23:01 21 Nov 12

Reply #388663

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

I remember the kings having a couple of solidly built imports in the early 00s. Their names escape me.


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fstos
Two years ago
23:08 21 Nov 12

Reply #388664

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

Acie Earl? He was a big unit.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
23:25 21 Nov 12

Reply #388665

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

Jerome Beasley probably would've given Earl a run in the fat stakes too.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
23:34 21 Nov 12

Reply #388667

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

One not mentioned is former Geelong import Jeff Arnold. He was all muscle and not sure I've seen a bigger unit in the NBL before, Uthoff included.

Pretty sure he was in the dunk comp when the all-star game was in Adelaide not the most recent time but the one before that, 1995 or 96.


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jason
Two years ago
08:05 22 Nov 12

Reply #388679

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

Sammy Harris is playing SEABL for north west (off the bench), the NBL did list him as 7'4 for some strange reason. but his only 7'3
the Earl weight bloomed out here with kings staff worried about it.
there were reports of him getting up to 160kg. I don't think there was anyone as big of a unit than that

i think the question needs to be asked former or current.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
10:26 22 Nov 12

Reply #388694

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

From a heaviness aspect - Dean Uthoff is the obvious one, but a couple of obscure entries historically would be Cory Reader and Jason Eversteyn. Both enormous human beings.


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HoldenV8
Two years ago
16:49 22 Nov 12

Reply #388767

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

Out of curiosity, does anyone know how tall Willie Simmons is? I read one news article where it claimed he was 210cm (6'11), yet from what I've heard and read elsewhere he was a legitimate 7 footer at around 213 or 214cm.

As for the heaviest.....I know he wouldn't have been the heaviest in the league but he would have been close to the heaviest for his height...how heavy was Chris Blakemore?


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David
Two years ago
17:08 22 Nov 12

Reply #388769

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

Todd Mundt who use to play for the Newcastle Falcons was tall timber as well. I seem to remember he was listed as 7"1 or though on Wikipedia he was listed as 7 feet and weighs 250 pounds.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
17:08 22 Nov 12

Reply #388770

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

Yes, Simmons was 6'11".

Blakemore was only 6'6" though, Jeff Arnold was musclier and a good 6'10" FWIW.


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Mystro
Two years ago
19:50 22 Nov 12

Reply #388781

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

Hodge, his ego was huuuuuggee


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David
Two years ago
22:51 22 Nov 12

Reply #388799

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

Chuck Kornegay- was not tallest at 6"9 but he was certainly one of the heaviest at 235 pounds. The guy was a big drink of water, in my opinon I thought Kornagay was unlucky not to be given a chance in the NBA.

David Van Dyke- was also a big beast at 6'10 and 240 pounds.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
23:55 22 Nov 12

Reply #388805

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

235 is only 106 or 107 kgs, that's not much more than Sam Mackinnon or Anthony Petrie. Alex Pledger is about 120 now or 265. Pero Cameron was a lot more than that and Acie Earl must have been too!


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Anonymous
Two years ago
01:37 23 Nov 12

Reply #388814

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

Pero Cameron was too short at 6'6" but Acie Earl at 6'10" especially with the gut he had would've been over 300 pounds.


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johnny_sack
Two years ago
10:49 23 Nov 12

Reply #388828

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

Matt Zauner was a pretty big unit as well... sure moved like one...


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paul
Two years ago
11:58 23 Nov 12

Reply #388835

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

Pero Cameron was around 130kg! That's not too far off 300. He is just huge all over, as unmovable in the post as Shaq.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
13:39 23 Nov 12

Reply #388846

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

I wouldn't go that far but have been heavier players than Pero C before.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
18:27 2 Dec 12

Reply #389859

re: Tallest and heaviest NBL players?

alltime tallest was sam harris 221cm.
currently luke nevill 218cm. not sure about heaviest but would be out of uthoff,bradtke,norman taylor all 120kg plus


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