vicptguard
Years ago

Tallest player at local/regional level?

Would be interested to here who the tallest players are and how tall they are at your local/area level. Surely there must be quite a few 7 footers or ever taller?

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Mookie  
Years ago

There's a baller at Ringwood who's 6'3 but got mad hops, loves taking it to the rack. Height means nothing, a pimp is a pimp.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

My 18 year old is 6' 11"

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vicptguard  
Years ago

Mookie: I'm pretty sure that's not the tallest.

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ceres  
Years ago

hahaha vicptguard, I'm pretty sure Mookie knows that. I think you missed his point.

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Bear  
Years ago

Vic Country will have two boys 6' 8" tall playing in the under 16 Nationals this July at Tamworth, should be worth checking out....!

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Coach roach  
Years ago

How tall is Mitch mott in mount gambier

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Sam Harris is the 19th tallest player to have ever played professional basketball.

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vicptguard  
Years ago

@Bear: That should be good!

@Coach Roach: Never heard of him

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I beleive that Sam Harris is the tallest man in australia

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vicptguard  
Years ago

Thanks @Anonymous for the info about Sam H, I'm just curious to see if there is any undiscovered big men around in the local/state leagues.

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Boom  
Years ago

Ric Howard. First year u20 for Tas this yr. 7 footer with 3 range but injury prone!!

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vicptguard  
Years ago

Any other info on this Ric Howard guy @Boom?

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The Globetrotter  
Years ago

@Coach Roach, Mitchell Mott from Mount Gambier is 7ft 1".

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Boom  
Years ago

But slow! Ric was a TIS guy, went to AIS but came back due to injury!

He barely played at 20's and looked out of shape?

He can hit the 3 and has good aggression but needs to get fit again!!

Twice the player Harris was at same age

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vicptguard  
Years ago

Can't find much info on Mitchell Mott @Globetrotter, what division/age group is he in?

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vicptguard  
Years ago

And thanks @Boom

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Red72  
Years ago

Any other big men out there at the moment?

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Mimas 31  
Years ago

Any above 7' undiscovered?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

There is this Jawai fella who is Australian and tall although I think he is playing for a soccer team in Spain.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Anyone know of any new relatively undiscovered 7 footers playing in local comps?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Anyone know of any new relatively undiscovered 7 footers playing in local comps? WHO CAN ACTUALLY PLAY ?????

Over the thinking you need to be a TALL to play great ball

You need a SHORT ( 6ft'2 3 4 5 6 ) to get the ball to your TALLS......

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The above poster has short kids evidently.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Anyone who's 7 foot and "undiscovered" isn't "undiscovered". They've just been discovered as being rubbish :)

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Ditto to above

Think that is what previous Anon meant when they stated " and who can play"

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Bear  
Years ago

You guys, seriously though just take time to go and watch u/18 Nationals each year and you will spot them. Some get discovered there or start to really get looked at from 16 years old and on.

I am sure every state and the Kiwis will have at least one kid around 6' 10" or above. Oh, and I am sure they can play...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The likelihood of an unknown, talented 7ft + person that can run and chew gum at the same time would be approx 0.00001%

Every kid with height has been asked if they play basketball several times a week before they finish primary school. Most eventually play at some level and if they show any sort of ability are progressed through junior development programs quickly.

Anstey showed that you can come via another sport (tennis) and develop basketball skills at a late age.

Wade Helliwell comes to mind as a player to come from nowhere at a late age and have a professional career.

Jawai coming from Banaga could have easily not been spotted although he was sent to boarding school.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Bear you said the same thing 12 months ago in this very thread. No new talent same old same old.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

@ above Anon. Actually Bear said it 2 years ago...

Do you know the team ? do tell. We all thought team selected after Albury

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Melbourne Boy  
Years ago

Kewal Shiels is the tallest man in Australia, 7 foot 4, played for Craigeburn last year Big V.

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Melbourne Boy  
Years ago

http://www.thetallestman.com/kewalshielsmohar.htm

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Anonymous  
Years ago

He may be equal tallest if Harris is supposedly 7'4"

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I hope this thread is re visited in a year so we can all ask the same dumb ass question?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Anon #146 - You need a SHORT ( 6ft'2 3 4 5 6 ) to get the ball to your TALLS......

^That's so funny!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Shiels is still the tallest man in Australia at 7'4".

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Anonymous  
Last month

Shiels is still the tallest man in Australia at 7'4".

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Wang whipper  
Last month

Bizarre thread. OP was either a height fetishist or the world's dumbest basketball scout.

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Russ  
Last month

I knew a one legged barber who cut hair on crutches.

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Russ  
Last month

He wasn't very tall though and he was from Mexico. So I guess I should have entered this in some other column .

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robt  
Last month

Cutting hair on crutches. My kind of job.

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