Years ago

Ryan Broekhoff

How is this kid flying under our radar so freakin much?!?!?!?!

Just been awarded Mid Major Player of the Year for mid season, and the kid gets nowhere near as much love. Just as likely, if not more so, to be a sneaky second round pick, defnintely get a training camp invite.

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Years ago

He is a future Boomer for sure. So to is Drmic and Motum IMO

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Years ago

Was emergency squad member for london.

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Years ago

Broekhoff was actually the last player cut from the 12 man Olympic squad!

He is our 3-man of the future as he has a sweet stroke from long range, loves to rebound, and basically can switch between a 2-man or play big...and he is very athletic!

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Years ago

Would have been better to take him to London for the experience and to boost his profile, rather than Peter Crawford who Brown had no faith in.

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Years ago

^ Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but totally agree.

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Years ago

Australian kids (on the whole) shouldn't go to big schools. Go to mid majors and play. Go to big schools get recruited over and end up sitting for the majority of a 4 year college career. I'm talking about Vandenberg, Tunks even Aldridge at Butler now.

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Years ago

Ryan is the best proof since Gladstone Small that you don't need a neck to make it to a high level as an athlete

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Years ago

Some good young Aussies at mid major colleges worth checking our

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Years ago

Yeah, I don't think that you can really say that Broekhoff has been flying under the radar.. Boomers camp and features highly in most forums "Aussies playing in NCAA" threads...

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Years ago

Looks the goods from everything I have seen... would have taken him 10 times over before crawford.

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Years ago

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but I think it would be safe to say the Brett Brown made a mistake taking Crawford over Broekhoff. If he was the last man cut, then he definitely should have gone to London in PC's place.

There are five Aussies in college at the moment that will be big parts of the Boomers future - Delly, Broekhoff, Motum, Drmic and Greenwood.

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Years ago

Now he has been named Horizon Player of the Week for the 3rd time:

Dominating Double-Double Crusader15.01.2013Valparaiso senior forward Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week for the third time this season after leading Valpo to a pair of road victories last week, tallying double-doubles in both contests.

Broekhoff started out the week with a 21-point, 10-rebound effort in the Crusaders' win at UIC on Wednesday night. 13 of those points and six of those rebounds came in the second half for the senior, helping Valpo overcome a nine-point second-half deficit. Broekhoff would give the Crusaders the lead for good with a jumper from the top of the key with just over two minutes to play against the Flames.

Broekhoff followed with a 26-point, 10-rebound performance as the Crusaders rolled over Milwaukee on Saturday. The senior hit a career-high seven 3-pointers, going 7-of-9 from behind the arc, including a triple right off the opening tip which came just four seconds into the game, giving Valpo a lead it would never relinquish. Broekhoff also matched season highs with four assists and three blocked shots against the Panthers.

Broekhoff averaged 23.5 points and 10 rebounds per game over the two road wins, shooting 61.5% (16-of-26) from the field and 66.7% (10-of-15) from behind the 3-pointer line. The senior now owns three straight double-doubles, the first time a Crusader has posted three in a row since Urule Igbavboa did it to close the 2006-2007 campaign. Broekhoff now ranks among the top-three players in the league in six different statistical categories, leading the way in rebounding and 3-pointers/game (Valpo Athletics, 2013).

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Years ago

Had 25 pts 6 rebs, 4 assist including the buzzer beater 3 thats featuring all over epsn against Green Bay Phoenix today. great shot!

He's shooting 3pt at 44%, very impressive (higher than Stephen Curry was at college)

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Years ago

He is an intriguing prospect. Really solid group of future Boomers coming through in college

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