Happy Days
Years ago

Most athletic import to play SEABL

Seen many imports over the last 25 years but for pure athleticism "Super E" Eric Atkins is my number 1 choice. Played at Dandenong.Derrick Leak was pretty impressive in his early days. Remember him taking off from the free throw line in a VBA game against Melbourne.YOUCH!!!

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BJF  
Years ago

Billy Fikes . End of Thread.

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Happy Days  
Years ago

Billy Fikes had some crazy hops.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I played with Eric Atkins at Bulleen before he played at Dandenong and can agree that without a doubt he was the most athletic player I have ever seen. Fair headcase though.

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Panther32  
Years ago

Billy Fikes, Leon Trimmingham...

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Happy Days  
Years ago

Super E end up being sent home and ended up in the US army. He has a son here who lives in Melbourne.Those alley oops were insane.Just throw it up near the ring and he would do the rest. A guy you'd be happy to pay money to watch just for his jumping ability.

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Hooping  
Years ago

HAMBURGER BOB HEATH.................LOL

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Hooping  
Years ago

Al Green (6'2) and dont forgat James Crawford

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Happy Days  
Years ago

Hamburger BoB...he was the most unathletic import to ever play SEABL!!!

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Hooping  
Years ago

Thats what the ..........LOL was for.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Fernandez Lockett definately up there. Could throw it down.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Brad Nuckles lol

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orbit  
Years ago

Ray Shirley, Bennie Lewis & Brian Vaughns.

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Very Old  
Years ago

for Seabl - pre-knee blowout - Howard Shockley - there was no substitute. just a 6'4" nugget of muscle and dreadlocks

- arms that looked like most other power forwards' legs, made Mark Dalton's chest and shoulders appear anorexic.

Saw him grab an offensive rebound off the ring - on the way up - and while up there - just for something to do - brought the ball over his head from the back and just bang the ball against the top of the backboard to get attention - and then two handed slam dunk on the way down .


done so quick you had to replay it in your head to work out what just happened.

very , very scary man to play against.



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Anonymous  
Years ago

Fikes. Hurst.

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GOGGLES  
Years ago

Clyde Jordan!

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Hooping  
Years ago

Jumpin Joe Hurst (Hobart , Mildura)

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Hooping  
Years ago

Tyrone Lee (Woodville)

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Matt Ryan  
Years ago

Billy Fikes or Ron Nunnelly

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Clyde Jordan !!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

James Smith, Joe Hurst, Drederick Irving, a young Randy Anderson

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Ismail Muhammed as well

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Bear  
Years ago

Yeah, Ismail (Izzy) Muhammed played witht the Supercats a few years and won everything, could dunk it like a bomb at any angle and always excited the crowd with his athletic moves!

How he never got an NBL gig is beyond a joke.....

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HO  
Years ago

Ismail was/is not athletically in the class of a lot of guys here. Don't get this wrong - very good athlete but not like some of these guys. Ton Nunnelly was great, as was Joe Hurst.

How he never got an nbl job is easily explained, as is CJ, sized as a PG/SG but not consistent enough in either role to be an impact in the NBL.

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Bear  
Years ago

Well, Ismail certainly worked hard to improve sertain aspects of his game, like his shooting off the dribble and mid range shot in general, all while at the Supercats.

This lead to a second chance at the Bobcats (NBA), however they decided not to take him (look where they are today)...

All things being equal (and I know they aren't), Izzy would have to have been an asset to at least one NBL team in the past couple of years, surely!!?

If little else, he would bring bums on seats, now there is something a couple of NBL teams would love to see..........

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HO  
Years ago

I don't think he would have put bums on seats.

Being entertaining at the SEABL level does not cut it at the NBL level. He's a SEABL level player, his NZ numbers for example are not amazing and I think the NZNBL is a little above the SEABL these days.

Lots of guys get tryouts at NBA clubs, most people call them fodder...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Paul Davis

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Bear  
Years ago

Thanks HO, not being aware of the NZ league's standard I have not seen his numbers, so I will take it on face value.

Must say, though the Supercats are flying, he would always be welcome back down at Geelong!

Maybe, sometimes it is about the fit within a team and the confidence of the player, you see Izzy is a stand up guy who wants to play where he enjoys it, not just for the money...

Have you seen him play, first hand?

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Wayne  
Years ago

I know he was bbl but the point guard from the tassie devils. Won a college slam
Dunk champ. Skinny as no jump shot but man he could fly. Someone please remind me of his name???

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Wayne  
Years ago

Just remembered myself

Calvin Telford?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Mike Kelly

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Mick  
Years ago

I have played and watched a s... load of ball over the years, but the biggest strongest player i have ever played against has to be "the Shock" Howard Shockley Coburg days, just awsome strongest hands i have ever come across, i was dumb enough to grab the ball while he was on the way to slam it! I thought i was gonna go through the hoop with it! Seen him play awsome SEABLE days, just incredible and entertaining to watch. Then watched him again in his Ballarat days, just crazy all above the bucket and made fools of all the Ballarat "Stars" made them all look like children getting a Shockley education! Argh they were the days. Does anybody know where he is these days still in Oz or went home?

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eddie  
Years ago

After reading the comments it is sad to announce that Howard Shockley passed away today.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I saw Izzy play first hand and he wasn't the best import on his team.

I'm pretty sure I saw a guy Marvin Dixon dunk from near the foul line in a game although I was very young so I'm probably exaggerating.

Eric Bailey was good to watch as well.

Probably should put Jason Joynes on this list as well. The type of athlete we may not see again.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Brick Muhhamed is hid name cos all he shot from the foul line were bricks

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Talford never played seabl. BTW Shockley had just passed.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"Jason Joynes".. HAHAHA

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Ray Shirley, when he played for Bulleen in the 80's, was the biggest black hole though!

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