Anonymous
Years ago

Nick Kyrgios as a Basketballer

Read a little bit about Kyrgios being a big basketball fan and the media has hyped him up as someone who could have made it big in basketball if he continued down that path. Anyone know how good he is/was at balling?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Good but not outstanding. Never made a Canberra/ACT side for Club Champs or National Champs.

It's hard to know how good he would have been if he'd focused exclusively on basketball, but he didn't look like a superstar in the making.

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interested  
Years ago

from news.com.au

"Kyrgios was a hoops-mad kid as well, representing Australia in basketball as a young teen before making tennis his sole focus as a 14-year-old. He still loves the Boston Celtics."


obviously crap saying he represented Aust before he was 14yrs.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Some footage on the below link

http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8868739

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Bit of a write up here including footage of him and Monfils playing one on one:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2014/04/17/Emirates-ATP-Star-Of-Tomorrow-Kyrgios.aspx

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ForestGumpville  
Years ago

Looks like the skills were ok he was only mucking about in the clip after all.

Congrats to the fella either way.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Bogut didn't make to many rep side either.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Yes, missing out on Vic Metro teams is the same as missing out on ACT teams. Obviously the guy would have been drafted ahead of Exum last week if he'd stuck with hoops.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Stop surmising his potential. No one knows because he did not continue. Most bigger kids take longer to develop. You can't compare but assume given his abilities with tennis and his determination, he POTENTIALLY could have done well. At the end of the day it doesn't matter and no reason for posters to get heated up about. Let it go and think about the future and how great it would be if we have a future tennis star on our hands. All positive looking forward not wasting my time on would've could've should've..... Go Nick..

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2FAST4U  
Years ago

Most people move to other sports because they couldn't make it at basketball. Pendlebury, Tippett and Chad Wingard are 3 that immediately come to mind. Than you have lesser known players, such as Josh Jenkins, Daniel Pearce, Raph Clark, Jack Watts, Ivan Maric etc.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

2FAST4U actually with those you've listed they left because there was more options for them to play in a National Competition and make more $$ from football then from Basketball.

Watts and Pendlebury in particular did not leave due to not being good enough basketballers.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I'm gonna say that he would have been a lottery pick

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Steven  
Last month

I actually played on his team in a pick up game at The University of Queensland about 3 years ago. He's a good player, got a real good looking pull up jump shot and really athletic as expected. More of a spot up shooter than a slasher. The dude can ball.

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Um yeah mate.
He is a good tennis player though.

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