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NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

A listing of all the Australian men playing in the 2016/17 NCAA Division 1 college basketball season, complete with links to each player's profile, team and conference websites!

NCAA Men: 2016/17 Division I

• Dougal Weir - now Men’s graduate Basketball Manager at Hartford
• Tevin Jackson - left McNeese State and now a Cairns Taipans Development Player
• Darcy Malone - transferred from LSU to Cal State Fullerton
• Jack Ocwieja - left Grambling State and back playing in Australia (Sunshine Coast Rip)
• Dekebe Battee-Aston – left Fordham
• Jalen Manumaleuga - left Jackson State and transferred to Indianapolis (DII)
• Jonothan Janssen - transferred from Cleveland State to Hawaii Pacific (DII)
• Jaden Weldon - transferred from Nicholls State to Delta State (DII)
• Joshua Spiers has left LMU

Large numbers of incoming freshman, love to know if I missed anyone.

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Aussie
Last year
12:03 16 Sep 16

Reply #599144

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Thanks very much for that


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Anonymous
Last year
12:44 16 Sep 16

Reply #599149

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Good to see so many incoming freshmen. Future of Australian Mens Basketball is looking strong.


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LC
Last year
09:32 17 Sep 16

Reply #599223

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Albany signs three more Aussies: Visit W3Schools!

Interview with Louisville's Deng Adel: High expectations: Deng Adel


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Anonymous
Last year
14:24 17 Sep 16

Reply #599228

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Duop Reath, junior at LSU.


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Steven
Last year
16:09 17 Sep 16

Reply #599231

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

@LC. Any word on Andrew Ferguson from WA in regards to college?


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LC
Last year
16:50 17 Sep 16

Reply #599232

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Not yet


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LC
Last year
07:26 19 Sep 16

Reply #599279

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Mayan Kiir's recruitment is heating up.

Illinois and VCU lead the chase for Mayan Kiir


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Anonymous
Last year
09:46 19 Sep 16

Reply #599284

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

So, why is it that some kids to to these US High Schools instead of staying here? Obviously those at the CoE get plenty of attention and scouting, is it just to be seen in front of college scouts or is it to gain further academics so they qualify under the NCAA rules?


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Anonymous
Last year
09:53 19 Sep 16

Reply #599287

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

AIS has great coaching, support and resources for Aussies. There are many college coaches that regularly recruit from there.

However, in the very upper high major schools whilst there is an awareness of it there is not a lot of knowledge on it. It is not an exact science but kids based over there get better exposure and recruiting. Their game development, competitive games (SEABL) and support they get over there is no where near as good as AIS IMHO.

AIS is better but overall kids will get more exposure and recruiting at a prep school.


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Anonymous
Last year
11:26 19 Sep 16

Reply #599292

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Low to mid major colleges are probably more aware and probably spend more time looking at the better kids from Aus and Europe because they can recruit them before the high majors find out about them. The high majors generally get those highly rated USA based kids first is my guess, which allows the mid to low major colleges to pick up a rough diamond from Australia before he/she is known about. Those not at the AIS I mean, those at the AIS are usually already well known to the majors!

Some kids chase the dream of playing in the NBA, so they are looking for that exposure at prep schools to get looked at by a high major college. Doesn't mean they will succeed, just means they get the exposure that kids here, not at the AIS don't generally get.


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Anonymous
Last year
11:26 19 Sep 16

Reply #599293

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Low to mid major colleges are probably more aware and probably spend more time looking at the better kids from Aus and Europe because they can recruit them before the high majors find out about them. The high majors generally get those highly rated USA based kids first is my guess, which allows the mid to low major colleges to pick up a rough diamond from Australia before he/she is known about. Those not at the AIS I mean, those at the AIS are usually already well known to the majors!

Some kids chase the dream of playing in the NBA, so they are looking for that exposure at prep schools to get looked at by a high major college. Doesn't mean they will succeed, just means they get the exposure that kids here, not at the AIS don't generally get.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:20 19 Sep 16

Reply #599317

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

IMO kids may go to the USA to help them qualify academically.

IMO, the USA high school education is not as good as what it is here in Australia. So if you aren't getting the grades required in Aus, then some head to USA high school in the hope that they can make it.

If a kid is getting good grades here then, IMO, the only reason to go to high school in USA is to, perceivably to get greater exposure. Unfortunately, that doesn't always work though. Especially for the guards.

I can name a few where it probably didn't work out as planned and they've landed in Juco, NAIA, Div 3 or Div 2.



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LC
Last year
07:43 16 Oct 16

Reply #602234

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Louisville is looking to put their scandal related, self-imposed sanctions behind them as they eye a return to the NCAA Tournament. Two Australian's will be at the forefront of their charge, with 6’10 senior center and team captain Mangok Mathiang, and 6’7 sophomore forward Deng Adel set to play key roles in head coach Rick Pitino’s plans.

Mathiang set to return, Adel expected to score


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Bear
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10:58 20 Oct 16

Reply #602998

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

http://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/duke-kentucky-kansas-top-cbs-sports-1-351-college-basketball-rankings/

This review of all Men's D1 colleges for next season is obviously subjective to the author's opinion and knowledge, but isn't it great that a number of Aussie kids are in top 100 NCAA basketball programs at the moment!


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LC
Last year
16:35 20 Oct 16

Reply #603028

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Some lofty pre-season recognition for the talent that is Deng Adel.

Deng Adel named to 2017 Julius Erving Award watch list

Also, Aussies feature in a number of teams in the top 30 ofCBS Sports' 1-351 college basketball rankings:

1. Duke - Jack White
2. Kentucky - Isaac Hummphries
12. Arizona - Keanu Pinder
13. Saint Mary's - Dane Pineau, Emmett Naar, Jock Landale, Kyle Clark, Jordan Hunter, Tanner Krebs, & Jock Perry
16. Louisville - Mangok Mathiang & Deng Adel
27. Miami - Dejan Vasiljevic


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LC
Last year
19:56 23 Oct 16

Reply #603691

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Jack McVeigh could hardly string two sentences together, when asked about his excitement level for the season ahead.

After earning a spot in Nebraska's rotation, McVeigh enters his sophomore season filled with anticipation of what lies ahead. The eagerness in McVeigh’s voice was clear, even though we were talking from separate parts of the globe. The Sydney native is ready to get the Huskers back into the Big 10 elite, with help from some new mates.

Jack McVeigh shooting for Big 10 elite


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Anonymous
Last year
20:31 23 Oct 16

Reply #603697

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

William McDowell-White does not seem to be on Fresno state roster, his brother is there, has heen red shirted or gone elsewhere.


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LC
Last year
19:51 26 Oct 16

Reply #604257

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

With the new college basketball season just weeks away, the Australian talent is booming across the collegiate scene. This includes a number of freshman looking to make an immediate impact with their respective schools.

We breakdown the top five incoming Aussie freshman to keep an eye on heading into the new season.

NCAA Men: 2016 Top 5 Australian freshmen


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Anonymous
Last year
22:57 26 Oct 16

Reply #604285

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Deng gak to Miami.
Joining Vasljevic...


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Anonymous
Last year
23:10 26 Oct 16

Reply #604286

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

I've found this site around which has info on these talented kids in SA at the moment:

http://www.highperformancehoopsnetwork.com/featured-athletes


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Anonymous
Last year
08:37 27 Oct 16

Reply #604305

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Fresno don't have William mc dowel white on their team roster, is there a reason for this.


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LC
Last year
08:42 27 Oct 16

Reply #604306

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

They did have him listed...not sure why he is now missing. No news anywhere. I have emailed to try and find out why.


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LC
Last year
08:44 27 Oct 16

Reply #604307

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Degn Gak had narrowed his commitment down to five schools; Duke, Florida, Kansas, Miami and Indiana. He chose the Hurricanes!

Deng Gak to join Vasiljevic at Miami


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Alpha
Last year
09:09 27 Oct 16

Reply #604311

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Will is not eligible to play, at least till mid year - late December, early January.

http://www.fresnobee.com/sports/college/mountain-west/fresno-state/bulldogs-basketball/article97748742.html

This was announced almost 2 months ago


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LC
Last year
18:30 27 Oct 16

Reply #604402

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Yeah - that's in the Top 5 article...but he should still be listed IMO.


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LC
Last year
20:22 27 Oct 16

Reply #604457

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

The number of Australians in NCAA women's basketball continues to increase, with over 20 freshmen making their way across the Pacific to begin their college careers.

A number of members of the 2014 Sapphires team that finished fifth at the World Championships are part of this year’s freshman class, and these players make up the majority of the season’s preseason Top 5 incoming freshmen.

NCAA Women: 2016 Top 5 Australian freshmen


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Alpha
Last year
07:14 28 Oct 16

Reply #604514

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

LC - you are correct, something's off. I know kids who did not meet the academics yet were redshirted in their first year. Seems like he probably did not do required core units so the school did not want to waste a scholarship until he met this requirement. The worry is that by doing an extra semester in HS he could lose a semester of eligibility. I was really looking forward to seeing him in action, so let's hope this all works out well for him.


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LC
Last year
10:11 28 Oct 16

Reply #604532

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Received reply from Fresno that there is no issue with WDW - he has not yet joined the team. When he does, he will be added.


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Anonymous
Last year
10:29 28 Oct 16

Reply #604539

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

^^^ thanks,


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LC
Last year
19:13 2 Nov 16

Reply #605417

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

The 2016/17 NCAA Division I season boasts a long list of talented Aussie men, including an increasing number that feature on major conference programs.

Such is the class of the incoming freshmen, combined with the outstanding talent of those returning, we are set for yet another big season of college hoops.

We preview the Top 10 Australian men who are most likely to make the biggest on-court impact for their respective teams this season. There are far too many honourable mentions to list, so we are sticking with just the 10 names.

NCAA Men: Aussie preseason Top 10


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LC
Last year
20:00 14 Nov 16

Reply #607989

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

The Australian men opened the 2016/17 NCAA Division I season with a bang, with Saint Mary's center Jock Landale leading a hos of his countrymen who delivered big performances across the opening weekend.

NCAA Men: Aussies open the season with a bang!


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LC
Last year
20:56 15 Nov 16

Reply #608141

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Class of 2017 power forward Mayan Kiir has committed to Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

Mayan Kiir commits to VCU


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LC
Last year
07:53 16 Nov 16

Reply #608185

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Thanks to some big opening game performances by Aussie big men Jock Landale, Duop Reath and Xavier Cooks, all were named Player of the Week for their respective school conferences.

NCAA Men: Landale, Reath and Cooks named players of the week


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LC
Last year
20:58 21 Nov 16

Reply #609412

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Over the past week, Deng Adel lifted his output in two Louisville wins, Jo Lual-Acuil Jr imposed himself in the paint at Baylor, while Emmett Naar ensured Saint Mary's remained unbeaten.

NCAA Men: Naar’s dimes, Adel on song, and Lual-Acuil Jr throws a block party


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LC
Last year
12:35 4 Dec 16

Reply #611297

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Isaac Humphries is a 7'0’ foot center from Sydney. At 18 years of age, he has the potential to do great things. He also represents the changing culture of Australian basketball.

Isaac Humphries: The future is here


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LC
Last year
06:10 6 Dec 16

Reply #611601

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

The NCAA season has begun and 63 Aussie men are suiting up for college programs. Here is an update on the latest Aussie commits for the 2017/18 NCAA season which is already promising to be full of talent.

Pupavac to Winthrop, Glover a Gael, and Hadley an Aggie


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Anonymous
Last year
07:12 6 Dec 16

Reply #611604

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

2017/2018 college signings.

Aussie Girls
C.Molloy 5'8 g Vcu
B.Klaman 5'11 g Eastern Washington
C.Horvat 6'1 g Ucla
I.Parker 6'2 f Pacific
C.Bibby 6'1 f Mississippi State

Aussie Boys
C.Healy 6'3 g Albany
G.Hadley 6'3 g New Mexico State
B.Hank 6'10 f Albany
A.Lulka 6'8 f Albany
D.Gak 6'11 c Miami
L.Mayen 6'8 f Tcu
J.Perry 6'1 g Eastern Washington
T.Pupavac 6'10 c Winthrop
M.Kiir 6'10 f Vcu


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LC
Last year
07:17 6 Dec 16

Reply #611605

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Australians continue to play a key role in a number of teams ranked in the Top 25 Associated Press rankings, with Baylor taking on Louisville for the title at the Battle4Atlantis, while Saint Mary's remains unbeaten.

NCAA Men: Lual-Acuil Jr blocks Cardinals run, Gaels remain undefeated


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Bear
Last year
11:03 10 Dec 16

Reply #612257

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Is Albany looking to be the next Aus recruiting pipeline? Great to see colleges taking multiple kids from down under. Does anyone keep track of NZ kids being recruited?


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Anonymous
Last year
11:11 10 Dec 16

Reply #612258

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

TCU is the next Aussie pipeline. Maybe for the women also...

Albany has been a pipeline for several years.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:29 10 Dec 16

Reply #612295

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Saint Marys got beaten in very average display.


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LC
Last year
16:27 14 Dec 16

Reply #612970

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

It was another eventful week of Division I college hoops for the Aussie contingent repping down under. Saint Mary's lost their first game of the season, Jordan Hunter landed a half-court buzzer-beater, Dejan Vasiljevic delivered a new career-high, Liam Thomas went close to a rarer triple-double, and Harry Froling announced he would be leaving SMU.

NCAA Men: Jordan Hunter hits half court buzzer-beater


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LC
Last year
17:24 23 Dec 16

Reply #614646

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Duop Reath led a host of Aussie big men who dominated in Division I college hoops across the past week.

NCAA Men: Duop Reath and the Aussie big men dominating


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LC
Last year
14:38 24 Dec 16

Reply #614828

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

William McDowell-White, one of Australia's most promising youngsters, will not play college basketball this season due to academic reasons. McDowell-White had committed to the Fresno State Bulldogs. In more Australian college news, freshman Tom Wilson will transfer from SMU, following the footsteps of fellow Aussie, Harry Froling.

William McDowell-White ineligible to play college hoops; Tom Wilson to transfer from SMU


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LC
Last month
14:14 7 Jan 17

Reply #616891

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Baylor continued their unbeaten run into the New Year, improving to a perfect 14-0 record and rising to the number 2 in the national rankings. One of the reasons behind the rapid rise of the Bears is the impressive play of Australian big man Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. He leads a host of Aussies who have had a big week in college hoops.

NCAA Men: Jo Lual-Acuil Jr and Baylor remain unbeaten


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Bear
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11:26 8 Jan 17

Reply #617106

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Awesome coverage LC, one of the best yet, great job mate. So many Aussies doing well all over the NCAA and probably many more to come...


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LC
Last month
19:23 10 Jan 17

Reply #617728

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Cheers...now for my mid-season Top 5 men!

NCAA Men: Landale leads mid-season Top 5


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Anonymous
Last month
19:39 10 Jan 17

Reply #617729

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Landale and cooks are future boomers imo


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LC
Last month
21:56 10 Jan 17

Reply #617745

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

They have been exceptional this season. Certainly have the potential as do Lual-Acuil Jr and Reath


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Anonymous
Last month
16:33 11 Jan 17

Reply #617850

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Froling signs with Marquette


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LC
Last month
22:24 12 Jan 17

Reply #618059

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Wilson to Boise State


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LC
Last month
11:52 14 Jan 17

Reply #618387

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

After recently declaring they would be transferring away from SMU, Australian junior National Team representatives Harry Froling and Tom Wilson have committed to new schools, with Froling committing to Marquette and Wilson with Boise State.

When Froling and Wilson committed to SMU, it was while legendary coach Larry Brown was in charge. Brown was a major factor in their decision to originally commit. Coupled with a lack of playing time and opportunity, they decided to leave SMU.

Froling transfers to Marquette, Wilson to Boise State


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Anonymous
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15:43 14 Jan 17

Reply #618418

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Any truth to the rumour Glover not eligible and may not go to US college?


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LC
Last month
12:35 25 Jan 17

Reply #620863

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

As we near the end of January, a number of Australian's continue to stand out while others are starting to step up.

NCAA Men: Cooks does it all for Winthrop


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LC
Earlier this month
08:32 2 Feb 17

Reply #622004

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Chima Moneke continued to be on the money for UC Davis in the Big West with another big scoring outburst, while a Saint Mary's duo Emmett Naar and Jock Landale helped keep the Saint Mary’s Gaels well entrenched in the nation’s Top 25 ranked teams.

NCAA Men: Moneke is on the money in the Big West


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
18:15 2 Feb 17

Reply #622067

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

What's going on with Tom Wilson, now giving up college and leaving Boise State to try and break into the pro market apparently?


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LC
Earlier this month
19:17 2 Feb 17

Reply #622074

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

Yep. Did not want to sit out for a further 18mths. Can't say I blame him.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
20:09 2 Feb 17

Reply #622080

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

His stats don't look that good, wonder if a club has already offered him a spot, probably DP, is he heading home to play seabl.


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LC
Earlier this month
20:16 2 Feb 17

Reply #622081

re: NCAA Aussie Men: 2016/17

His stats don't look good because he received little to no opportunity.


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