Anonymous
Years ago

Indigenous NBL Players 2011/2012 Season

Everyone acknowledges indigenous contributions to AFL and NRL but they rarely mention basketball so i thought i'd dedicate a thread to some indigenous players currently playing in the league.

Currently in 2011/2012 season:

Patrick Mills
Deba George
Aaron Grabau
Kerry Williams
Michael Cedar
Chris Cedar
Daniel Dillon
Any more?

Deadly team of guards and shooting guards!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

are you sure dillon's aboriginal?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I dont think Dillon is. Is Grabau? Still some good talent there though, let's hope the numbers continue to grow.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

grabau has clearly got some sort of middle eastern in him, Dillon and George arent aboriginal.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

George is aboriginal or tsi.

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KingJames  
Years ago

Indigenous means aboriginal or torres strait islander.

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KingJames  
Years ago

In terms of Australian Indigenous people I mean.

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MACDUB  
Years ago

Don't think Dillon is.

He looks more African-American to me

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Hanging Round  
Years ago

Just don't let the truth get in the way of a good thread

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Mick  
Years ago

Dillon is Australian you fool.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

i thought dillon's background was caribbean

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Anonymous  
Years ago

It is.

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MACDUB  
Years ago

Mick, I know that.
But what I meant was I thought his parents were African-American.

He doesn't look Indigenous, just saying.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I thought Daniel Dillon's father was Tim Dillon, who played in the NBL back in the late 80s i believe, is this actually the case?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

jamaican

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Kemp  
Years ago

Wasn't Tim Dillon a big white fella though?

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MK  
Years ago

Daniel has Caribbean in his bloodline

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Big Ads  
Years ago

I don't know Grabau's ancestral heritage but I do know that 2001 called and asked for its Craig David goatee back.

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mball  
Years ago

Grabau's background is Sri Lankan and German.

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mball  
Years ago

The Cedar brothers have a PNG/white Australian background. Not sure of any indigenous Australian background.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Cooper from Sydney?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Cedars = indigenous

http://www.nbl.com.au/crocodiles-home/news/article/2011/august/michael-cedar-rewarded-for-contributions/

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Anonymous  
Years ago

lol @ big ads craig david call hahah

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DJ Rod  
Years ago

The cedars were the first indigenous brothers to play in the NBL.

I think basketball is really missing out on a lot of talent by not going after indigenous youth...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

former nbl ROY travis lane has the hottest aboriginal woman ever for a girlfriend. is that relevant?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

its a disgrace there are so few indigenous players - i suspect many are alienated by the autocratic tendencies of so many coaches at junior level..

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pwned  
Years ago

Indigenous Australians make up 2% of the total population. I don't know how many players there are overall, but if there are 100 current NBL players, only 2 Indigenous players need to play NBL to be representative of the total population

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Demos

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pwned  
Years ago

demos has a greek background

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Deba George thinks hes black.

But hes on ABStudy.

Grabu is Indian.

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