Our Game
Years ago

Basketball families: Sons of Guns

Besides the well known list below, are there other 'Sons of guns' appearing in competitions around Aus?

Presumably with many quality American players from comps such as SEABL settling in Australia there's a new era of kids with their parents athletic gifts ready to follow the footsteps of Exum, Simmons, Dufelmeier, Purchase, Pinea etc?

Who's looking likely?

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phillip  
Years ago

Longley has a kid pretty talented as does Mick Hill

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Our Game  
Years ago

"Longley has a kid pretty talented as does Mick Hill"

That sounds very promising, Mick was pretty handy too.

Eric Cooks (former Ballarat Miners import) has 2 sons, oldest son Xavier is a weapon.

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Brian  
Years ago

Jumpin Joe Hurst has a daughter who was the best player for Vic Country in the Nationals a couple of weeks ago.

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LC  
Years ago

Off the top of my head, you can add;

Steve Carfino's son is over in the US HS system.

Harry Froling, son of Shane Froling (also some very talented sisters there too)

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Isaac  
Years ago

Eric Cooks (former Ballarat Miners import) has 2 sons, oldest son Xavier is a weapon.
I think Xavier is actually the younger brother.

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Our game  
Years ago

"I think Xavier is actually the younger brother."

My appogies, yes Xavier is the younger, had a wopping growth spert recently.

Last time I saw him play, looked the goods, very explosive athlete

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Anon  
Years ago

Ahlise Hurst was brilliant at nationals and was a bottom age player too btw

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Froling's have to be at the top - Alicia & Keely have played for Aust teams as juniors, Harry is playing for the au17 team now - all 3 have colleges drooling over them and the best one is still to come, Sam.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I could name A LOT of "sons/daughters of guns" who constantly get into teams and squads purely on the basis their mother/father/both are former basketball or even AFL players...happens all the time ahead of more talented kids.

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^Go on don't be shy have a crack

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Anonymous  
Years ago

No, nothing to be gained by singling out kids. Melbourne Tigers would be a good place to start though...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

^ then you probably shouldn't make generalisations in the first point...

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AussiePride  
Years ago

Tanner Krebs. Son of Dan Krebs.

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Curtley  
Years ago

Andrew Gaze

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Steve  
Years ago

At the u/14 boys nationals in Darwin last year there were a couple. Mark Dalton's son was playing for the Gold Coast. 6'7 at 13 years of age. Mark Bradke's son for the Tigers. Cameron Pero's son also for Gold Coast I think.

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Steve  
Years ago

And Andrew Vlahov's son for Perry Lakes from perth.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Frodo Baggins

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Mark Pitura

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Anonymous  
Years ago

We need Dwight Howard to come stay over here. Word is that he has over 20 illegitimate kids in the states and counting

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2FAST4U  
Years ago

In b4 Dwight Howard becomes the next Eazy E

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Anonymous  
Years ago

It's kind of funny how the parents of some of these players weren't top shelf basketball players but have managed to churn out genuine elite NBA prospects.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

561, how is it kind of funny? I'm sure we are all missing the joke.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I don't see how you could miss it.

It's a pretty brilliant coincidence that these former NBL imports are creating future NBA superstars (potentially). Even funnier when a lot of superstar NBA players son's are bench/fringe NBA players at best.

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LC  
Years ago

Not long ago I caught up with Jack Purchase, son of Nigel Purchase who played with the Melbourne Tigers in the NBL.

Timeout with Jack Purchase: The eye of the tiger


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Anonymous  
Years ago

Yeah yeah, Melbourne Tigers wah wah

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Anonymous  
Last month

Kendall Stephens son of Everette.
Adrian LaFleur son of Andre.
Jerami Grace son of Ricky.
Callum Dalton son of Mark or Brad.

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