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SBLFan
Earlier this year

#40776

WA SBL - February 2017

And we're about 6 weeks out from SBL 2017.

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JR
Earlier this year
14:19 2 Feb 17

Reply #622042

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Hawks, Wolves, Tigers to lead the way.
Slammers are improved and are still an unknown quantity as are a coupe of
Others


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Heather
Earlier this year
14:54 2 Feb 17

Reply #622046

re: WA SBL - February 2017

What or who will make the Hawks so much better? New import guard to replace Hobbs who could score a lot. Carlwell an Aussie - is this confirmed? Any other import? Garlepp and Dixon reportedly gone. New coach may be good.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
15:20 2 Feb 17

Reply #622051

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Hawks will have 2 imports plus Carlwell. Garlepp and Dixon have gone but a couple of other guys from outside the Hawks system to come in. Will be well coached. They will be 7-8 deep which will be plenty for 40 minute games. Not as deep as some of the other teams, but will def be better than last year.


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Greg Gurr
Earlier this year
15:28 2 Feb 17

Reply #622054

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Adekponya to the Hawks.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
15:31 2 Feb 17

Reply #622055

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Import
Import
Carwell
Adekponya
Purser
Smith
All confirmed.

Then the role players.
Sullivan etc

They be tough.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
15:36 2 Feb 17

Reply #622056

re: WA SBL - February 2017

That is the rumour. Until it happens its only a rumour.
If they do they will be pretty darn good. Think Willo are probably better at this point though


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Ras Posse
Earlier this year
18:12 2 Feb 17

Reply #622064

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Hawks will finish no higher than sixth ...


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
18:12 2 Feb 17

Reply #622065

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Johnson confirmed at Willetton. Minute totals in brackets:

PG - Armour (30)
SG - Scott (30)
SF - Bowie (35)
PF - Cody (25)
C - Ray 'Bootstrap Bill' Turner (35)

6- Johnson (25)
7- Black (10)
8- Evans (10)

In a 40 minute game, Willetton will be VERY tough. They've typically struggled with a bench. Don't know if Mitch Clarke has been signed after his injury from last year, but you really only need 6/7 players




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Anonymous
Earlier this year
18:57 2 Feb 17

Reply #622072

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Tigers/Wolves and Perry Lakes.
Gero be pushing for 4th with Redbacks.
Daylight


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Red74
Earlier this year
20:20 2 Feb 17

Reply #622082

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Carwell will not be a local this year


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
21:15 2 Feb 17

Reply #622085

re: WA SBL - February 2017

http://www.perthnow.com.au/sport/afl/kim-mickle-left-out-of-fremantle-dockers-firstever-womens-lineup/news-story/18f9aee3bb694a9a5c8edce99a2f6717

Lots of good WSBL basketballers switching codes this year. Good opportunities for young players to step up.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
10:27 3 Feb 17

Reply #622118

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Ray Turner....Looking at his last 3 clubs since leaving the wreck in Belmont with Redbacks.

Does anyone know any history. Was playing in Hungary and teams to have left the team? Im not sure. Looks like he played in Rockhampton last season so I wonder if more teams were going after his services? Smart find, pickup by WILLO i must admit.

Assuming the younger black has taken over the head coaching job?


So much talent on one team....Can they work together and stay focused.

Other side looking in...HOW DO YOU DEFEND THEM.
So you have to throw some ZONE at them to contain Turner or if your in Foul trouble.
Man side of things you will need to DOUBLE off CODY, and have faith in your rotations!

Good luck coaches!


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Agent 10238
Earlier this year
10:55 3 Feb 17

Reply #622122

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Ray was playing overseas but was released due to reasons out of his control. He and his fiance, Gabby Clayton, are getting married in June or July and I believe they decided to spend the time leading up to the wedding in Perth.

Due to this, Willo (while no doubt throwing a fair bit of coin in SBL terms at Ray) would have got him for well under market value.

The rich get richer, I suppose...


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
10:58 3 Feb 17

Reply #622124

re: WA SBL - February 2017

So they are getting married where? USA? How long will he miss?


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
10:59 3 Feb 17

Reply #622125

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Willetton seem to have completely opened the wallet up this year. Signing Whitcomb and the usual paid players in the womens and Bowie Turner Scott Armour Cody in the mens


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Farrison Hord
Earlier this year
11:07 3 Feb 17

Reply #622127

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Pretty sure Geraldton have agreed to terms with Melbourne United DP guard, Matt Hancock.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
11:31 3 Feb 17

Reply #622130

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Cool. Nice pick up and should help with their rotation. But he won't be anything close to Adekponya.

"Career Highlights: His career high came in the SEABL against the Canberra Gunners when he had seven points in 2016."


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
12:21 3 Feb 17

Reply #622134

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Ray needs to leave our White girls down under to us!! HAHA


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Anon
Earlier this year
12:54 3 Feb 17

Reply #622143

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Wow


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
13:28 3 Feb 17

Reply #622158

re: WA SBL - February 2017

HAHA...Props to the Aussie Chicks!! Must be something good about them and the people in general down under!


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
14:06 3 Feb 17

Reply #622174

re: WA SBL - February 2017

We need to get this Bootstrap Bill / Riggedy Ray Turner nickname catching


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
14:43 3 Feb 17

Reply #622183

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Surely Willo are not paying Nic Cody


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
15:01 3 Feb 17

Reply #622192

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Slammers for the title!!!!!!


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
15:20 3 Feb 17

Reply #622197

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Yes Turner is getting married in the US so they will both miss time.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
15:56 3 Feb 17

Reply #622203

re: WA SBL - February 2017

slammers big signing in the off - season big ben smith has a serious ankle injury and will miss the majority of the 2017 season. ive been told he is getting operated on next week.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
16:07 3 Feb 17

Reply #622204

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Ray and Jay both got in yesterday for the Tigers, start their first training next week. Can't wait to see old Bootstrap handle his business on the low block.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
16:09 3 Feb 17

Reply #622205

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Ben Smith ...out for some major time. That is a big blow to a club who was hoping to be on the ropes for 7-10 spot I would think.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
16:11 3 Feb 17

Reply #622206

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Will Ben Smith still get paid??


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Anon
Earlier this year
16:34 3 Feb 17

Reply #622209

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Best ability is availability!


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Phil Jackson's Ring
Earlier this year
20:59 3 Feb 17

Reply #622263

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Lots of pressure on both the Willetton Men & Women to deliver this year. With the money they have spent to secure star-studded line-ups, nothing short of both Teams winning Championships in 2017 will be acceptable.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
16:28 5 Feb 17

Reply #622778

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Don't think Ben Smith is actually injured fellas


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
09:32 6 Feb 17

Reply #622941

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Willetton goina be tough lads with Nordok and Evans becoz they are both footy boys and footy boys only have eyes for the ball ya now? Theyl rip down the offense rebownds


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
10:52 6 Feb 17

Reply #622957

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Yes the footy boys love the balls.

Evans isn't ready for SBL


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
12:35 6 Feb 17

Reply #622972

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Has Tevin Jackson signed anywhere?


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
13:51 6 Feb 17

Reply #622988

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Lakeside guard import arrived last week. Looks like the second coming of Tre Nichols.

Will be a fun matchup to watch those 2 go at it


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
13:58 6 Feb 17

Reply #622991

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Two totally different players. Atkinson is much more of a true PG


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
15:21 6 Feb 17

Reply #623008

re: WA SBL - February 2017

For those wondering , Devon Atkinson 6'1 Guard from Morehead State. Doesn't look half as good as Tre, can't compare Boise State and Morehead man....


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
15:59 6 Feb 17

Reply #623018

re: WA SBL - February 2017

I would be surprised if slammers tried to matchup anyone else but Tre on Devon, PG or not he is the only guy close to being able to match his speed and quickness

likewise Lakeside would have nobody close to Tre's quickness to keep up with him

so I don't think it would be far fetched to believe that Tre could play offensively as SG and Devon defend him on the wing and at the other end Tre defend Devon at point


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
17:26 6 Feb 17

Reply #623038

re: WA SBL - February 2017

What would the market be for MVP? Tre would have to be $1.80 surely?


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
17:26 6 Feb 17

Reply #623039

re: WA SBL - February 2017

What would the market be for MVP? Tre would have to be $1.80 surely?


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
17:38 6 Feb 17

Reply #623040

re: WA SBL - February 2017

It will depend if Slammers can rise to the top 6-7 teams this year. If so then for sure he would have to be the best bet. But if they don't make the playoffs you'll see the same as last year. Gotta win games to get votes.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
17:45 6 Feb 17

Reply #623043

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Bootstrap Bill - $1.40


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Greg Gurr
Earlier this year
18:30 6 Feb 17

Reply #623048

re: WA SBL - February 2017

If one of Lakeside's imports is a PG, who are their bigs?

The other import will be one of them obviously.

For a team that already has plenty of Aussie guards, it's a strange selection.

In fact who have Lakeside got (of quality) apart from the two imports?


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Greg Gurr
Earlier this year
18:35 6 Feb 17

Reply #623049

re: WA SBL - February 2017

C - Import
PF - Parkinson
SF - Martin
SG - Grida
PG - Import

Bell
Vinci
Shervill

Not too awe-inspiring.....


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
18:53 6 Feb 17

Reply #623050

re: WA SBL - February 2017

I think it was said earlier here, Martin has retired. Darrell Morgan is back to play SF


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
10:55 7 Feb 17

Reply #623170

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Andrew Ferguson also


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Anon
Earlier this year
11:30 7 Feb 17

Reply #623178

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Lakeside struggled with the PG dept they definitely needed an upgrade. As for Slammers matching up with him 5'11 Michael Lay should be able to stay in front of him equally one of the quickest guys in the league.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
11:44 7 Feb 17

Reply #623182

re: WA SBL - February 2017

They had to get a PG import with Seva leaving. They have two young good backups but not ready yet.

I wonder how good Lay is going to be after being away from the game for so long.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
11:53 7 Feb 17

Reply #623184

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Lay will be a handing backup (12-15 mins)


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nick
Earlier this year
12:40 7 Feb 17

Reply #623200

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Hi,

I am a Canadian-haitian basketball player completed my university basketball career in Canada (CIS). Spent the last 2 years in France now looking for the best opportunity possible to further my basketball career. Currently in French fifth division (NM3). Good overall scorer, athletic and a fierce defender on and off the ball. averaged over 15,5 points per game, 6,3 rebonds, 2,5 steals and shooting very efficiently through 24 games played last season. Last seasonTeam record was 19-7 and finished in 3rd place in the Nord-pas de calais division (north of france).

*Currently in France

Here is my latest highlight video


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
13:11 7 Feb 17

Reply #623208

re: WA SBL - February 2017

I noticed a few WSBL girls in the dockers AFL team on the weekend.will these girls play WSBL after this finishes.
most notably.
ebony Antonio - already reported.
gemma Houghton
gabby osullivan
taryn priestly
stacy barr.

there availability to play will make a difference on some teams.
is there any of the lynx players staying on to continue in the WSBL, I believe the development player form S.A tejeo is playing for the suns.?
its only a few weeks out and not much being said.
im sure all teams are getting close to being settled.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
16:14 7 Feb 17

Reply #623247

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Vinny Zollo seems to be the Cooper Land replacement at Flames.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:01 7 Feb 17

Reply #623294

re: WA SBL - February 2017

lakeside roster

1 Atkinson
2 Grida
3 Morgan
4 Parkinson
5 Import

bench: Palleschi, Vinci, Bell, Shervill, Viscovich, Ferguson, Garbellini

they are young but talented.
Grida SBL Rookie of the Year last year
Shervill Ferguson Garbellini and Grida all on 20s state team


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Greg Gurr
Earlier this year
13:26 8 Feb 17

Reply #623378

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Imports/Restricted Players Update:

Lets update all the import/restricted players signings. This is what I know so please fill in the blanks...

Buccaneers:
1) Maurice Barrow - 6-6" forward
2) Dwayne Benjamin - 6-7" forward

Cougars:
1) ??????
2) Strong rumour that Cougars will only have one import

Eagles:
1) ??????
2) ??????

Eastern Suns:
1) Courtney Belger - 6-2" guard
2) Rob Brandenberg - 6-2" guard

Flames:
1) Vinny Zollo - 6-8 forward
2) Jack Donovon - 6-9" centre

Giants:
1) Jacob Holmen - 6-8" Forward
2) JB Pillard - 6-7" Forward

Hawks:
1) Robert Waters - 6-1" guard
2) ??????

Lightning:
1) Devon Atkinson - 6-1" guard
2) ??????

Magic:
1) ??????
2) ??????

Redbacks:
1) ??????
2) ??????

Senators:
1) Cody Ellis - 6-7" forward
2) ??????

Slammers:
1) Tre Nichols - 5-11" guard
2) Brian Voelkel - 6-6" forward

Tigers:
1) Jay Bowie - 6-5" guard
2) Ray Turner - 6-10" centre

Wolves:
1) Richard Ross - 6-6" forward
2) Wade Guerin - 6-9" centre


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
13:30 8 Feb 17

Reply #623379

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Restricted players so far.

Slammers
Nichols & Voekel
Tigers
Bowie & Ray Turner
Buccaneers
Barrows & Dwayne Benjamin
Giants
Bj Pillard & Holmen
Flames
Vinno Zollo & Donnovan Jack
Suns
Rob Brandenberg & C.Belger
Hawks
Waters and Carwell (Plus another import lined up for when Carwell is unrestricted)
Lightning
Devon Atkinson & ???
East Perth
Goode & ??
Senators
Ellis & ???
Magic
Ricky Kreklow & ???
Joondalup
Richard Ross & ???
Cougars
?? & ??
Perth
?? & ??


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
13:30 8 Feb 17

Reply #623380

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Sorry doubled up!!!


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
13:36 8 Feb 17

Reply #623381

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Marcus Goode at East Perth

Wade Guerin at Wolfpack - NCAA Div3


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Greg Gurr
Earlier this year
13:39 8 Feb 17

Reply #623382

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Wade Guerin confirmed at Wolves.

You have Kreklow, Goode and Carwell listed, but some actual confirmation would be nice, not just a rumour.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
14:00 8 Feb 17

Reply #623385

re: WA SBL - February 2017

How would you like it confirmed?


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
14:06 8 Feb 17

Reply #623386

re: WA SBL - February 2017

ricky krecklow confirmed


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
14:53 8 Feb 17

Reply #623391

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Carwell is confirmed.


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Greg Gurr
Earlier this year
17:32 8 Feb 17

Reply #623407

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Source?


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Greg Gurr
Earlier this year
17:34 8 Feb 17

Reply #623408

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Unless a club has confirmed a player's signing, nothing is confirmed.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
17:52 8 Feb 17

Reply #623409

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Majority of what is written here has turned out to be true.


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Anon
Earlier this year
18:35 8 Feb 17

Reply #623422

re: WA SBL - February 2017

minus the analysis ;)


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
18:58 8 Feb 17

Reply #623425

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Carwell and another American (not Waters) have been training at PL.

Goode not sign by EP as yet, but working on his VISA and will sign him.



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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:06 8 Feb 17

Reply #623427

re: WA SBL - February 2017

its Carlwell, and he is definitely training with hawks, but no other import has trained with hawks this year to date


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Greg Gurr
Earlier this year
19:34 8 Feb 17

Reply #623432

re: WA SBL - February 2017

^^^^
And that, my friends, is why nothing is confirmed until confirmed by the club.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
22:33 8 Feb 17

Reply #623493

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Kreklow arriving in Australia next week

Mandurah close to signing second import


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
10:17 9 Feb 17

Reply #623514

re: WA SBL - February 2017

With Whitcomb signing in the WNBA, Willeton probably just lost Malpass as well. 40 or 50 pts gone per game


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
10:23 9 Feb 17

Reply #623515

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Interesting SBL connection ... Emma Cannon just got signed to a training camp contract by the Phoenix Mercury


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
12:24 9 Feb 17

Reply #623536

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Every WSBL team has just breathed a sigh of relief now that Willo have dropped back to the pack a bit


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
12:42 9 Feb 17

Reply #623541

re: WA SBL - February 2017

wolves now favourites? whats happening at rocko as darcee garbin is not coming back this off-season as well.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
13:03 9 Feb 17

Reply #623547

re: WA SBL - February 2017

who is the WNBA contact? The same one on both occasions?
Surely it's not Andy?


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
13:53 9 Feb 17

Reply #623560

re: WA SBL - February 2017

How's Rockinghams form with the Imports?

Cannon signed with Phoenix on Monday, today Whitcomb (Seattle) and Ibekwe (LA). Ibekwe was gifted to them, but the other 2, jesus


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
14:31 9 Feb 17

Reply #623568

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Cannon was a hell of a player/recruit, when she couldnt return to Flames she put them in contact with Whitcomb, as they played in same league previously.
Not bad replacement.
Imagine them on the same team!!



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Anonymous
Earlier this year
17:46 9 Feb 17

Reply #623588

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Cannon was a great recruit. The other two were gifted.

Four seasons, three WNBA players, two championships...


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
18:04 9 Feb 17

Reply #623589

re: WA SBL - February 2017

there is another American that has trained with Hawks that isnt Carlwell or Waters.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
18:16 9 Feb 17

Reply #623590

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Is it the big fella that played for them last year or the year before when Hobbs was out?


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
18:23 9 Feb 17

Reply #623592

re: WA SBL - February 2017

^^
when was the last time you were at a hawks training and saw this American?


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
18:58 9 Feb 17

Reply #623595

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Big white fella...6'8 waste of space ?


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:05 9 Feb 17

Reply #623596

re: WA SBL - February 2017

my question was to anon 623589, re when was American they are talking about last seen at PL training?
the guy that played when Hobbs was out last year has not trained at PL


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
10:48 10 Feb 17

Reply #623697

re: WA SBL - February 2017

in the womens competition - I see on another post that kisha lee is playing for stirling ? I have not seen many WNBL games this season and she does not seem to be in the rotation , can any-one tell me if she will have a big impact on the womens competition. also its mentions martin as a signing is that nikita martin from the wolves. with sami whitcomb leaving and possibly malpass leaving , no garbin at flames either , some-one is going to jump out of the pack. HAWKS.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
10:51 10 Feb 17

Reply #623698

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Someone outside of Lakeside said they signed James Padgett from Maryland. Might just be a rumour


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
17:15 10 Feb 17

Reply #623792

re: WA SBL - February 2017

When are blitz fixtures released?


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:55 12 Feb 17

Reply #624701

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Lightning players scored 79/100 of U20Mens total today. Got to mean good things for them going forward.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
11:31 13 Feb 17

Reply #624835

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Expect Grida and Ferguson to look at college offers. Might not be with the Lightning for long. Shervill might also


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
11:45 13 Feb 17

Reply #624837

re: WA SBL - February 2017

good win by the u-20 girls as well. they played a combinded NT,TAS,ACT who had a few aussie reps or squad members involved and beat them.
they are quick and aggressive and may cause an upset along the way.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
11:56 13 Feb 17

Reply #624839

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Turnovers and poor FT shooting hurt the U20 mens. They really were a chance to beat NSW.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
12:09 13 Feb 17

Reply #624841

re: WA SBL - February 2017

^^^ yep, looking at stats WA had 25 Turnovers leading to 41 points for NSW, v 10 TOs for 5 points for WA, that's a huge difference right there.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
11:37 14 Feb 17

Reply #625179

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Another close loss to the WA U20's to Vic yesterday. Grida and Ferguson looking good


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Anon
Earlier this year
12:02 14 Feb 17

Reply #625184

re: WA SBL - February 2017

When you only have 4 guys shooting majority of the shots gonna be tough to win they need to spread out a bit.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
13:39 14 Feb 17

Reply #625206

re: WA SBL - February 2017

GOOD WIN BY THE GIRLS AGAIN.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
14:50 14 Feb 17

Reply #625226

re: WA SBL - February 2017

chef grida is cooking


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Anon
Earlier this year
16:16 14 Feb 17

Reply #625240

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Grida is a beast you guys see that dunk on the inbounds by NSW future St Marys player on Hamish Warden's head?


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
17:14 14 Feb 17

Reply #625243

re: WA SBL - February 2017

20's pick up the win

Garbellini, Ferguson, Shervil and Grida combine for 75/87 points


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
17:24 14 Feb 17

Reply #625244

re: WA SBL - February 2017

How are the above ten or so posts related to SBL?


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Anon
Earlier this year
17:32 14 Feb 17

Reply #625245

re: WA SBL - February 2017

they are not except the guys that choose to ruin their elgibility by playing 5 min a game of SBl this year except Grida he is a beast lol


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
17:35 14 Feb 17

Reply #625248

re: WA SBL - February 2017

There is another thread for natonials. Use it.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
17:57 14 Feb 17

Reply #625254

re: WA SBL - February 2017

maybe because its about WA where probably 8 out of the 10 boys are in WA SBL squads? perhaps the posters just want WA interested people to see and not on a national thread?


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
17:58 14 Feb 17

Reply #625255

re: WA SBL - February 2017

lol calm down mate they are all going to feature prominently in the SBL this year and probably many years to come

id say that u20 nationals right on the doorstep of sbl starting is more relevant than Thursday night ramjets vs party flava which seems to flood the SBL chat pages every off season


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
18:01 14 Feb 17

Reply #625256

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Anyone seen Giants trainings lately...Supposedly they have there whole squad in town and finally going full throttle?

Any reports on Pillard , or the x2 new players who have taken Humphries and Murray's spots?


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
18:01 14 Feb 17

Reply #625257

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Anyone seen Giants trainings lately...Supposedly they have there whole squad in town and finally going full throttle?

Any reports on Pillard , or the x2 new players who have taken Humphries and Murray's spots?


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
18:28 14 Feb 17

Reply #625267

re: WA SBL - February 2017

That's like saying let's talk about the Olympics in an NBL thread because NBLers are competing at the Games.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
18:53 14 Feb 17

Reply #625279

re: WA SBL - February 2017

cant see the problem with that either if you are just talking about how the NBLers were playing in the Olympics on an NBL thread. They are talking about how some young WA SBL players are going not the rest of the teams!

as 625255 says "id say that u20 nationals right on the doorstep of sbl starting is more relevant than Thursday night ramjets vs party flava which seems to flood the SBL chat pages every off season"


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:56 14 Feb 17

Reply #625296

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Is Daniel Grida the next NBL prospect from the SBL?


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
22:12 14 Feb 17

Reply #625329

re: WA SBL - February 2017


Buccaneers:
1) Maurice Barrow - 6-6" forward
2) Dwayne Benjamin - 6-7" forward
Positives - Home crowd, familiar faces, Benjamin looks like a baller, Hussey from the start of the season will be great
Negatives - Wunders and Ralph getting older, lacking at the guard spot with no Adekponya

Cougars:
1) ??????
2(??????
Positives - none
Negatives - brand new coach, lost a bunch of players to other teams and college

Eagles:
1) Marcus Goode - 6-11" centre
2) Kevin Anthony - 6-5" guard
Positives - picked up a couple of decent ex-imports, rumour is Forde will coach
Negatives - new team, teething problems, KA has one gear who probably doesn't complement Goode

Eastern Suns:
1) Courtney Belger - 6-2" guard
2) Rob Brandenberg - 6-2" guard
Positives - finally managed two imports and all reports are Brandenburg is decent.
Negatives - minute management is odd, zero depth, zero height

Flames:
1) Vinny Zollo - 6-8 forward
2) Jack Donovon - 6-9" centre
Positives - Height
Negatives - lost the Land brothers and Chudier Pal, huge void, new coach

Giants:
1) Jacob Holmen - 6-8" Forward
2) JB Pillard - 6-7" Forward
Positives - home court, Holmen is a straight up beast
Negatives - maybe lack of depth when Holmes comes off the court

Hawks:
1) Robert Waters - 6-1" guard
2) Brian Carlwell - 6-10" centre
Positives - Parsons is a huge pick up, Waters should breathe fresh air to a team that seriously underperformed
Negative - unknown of Waters, lost Cassie and Dixon, short on the PG spot

Lightning:
1) Devon Atkinson - 6-1" guard
2) ??????
Positives - Morgan and Krump back, second year coach
Negatives - REALLY short team, really small outside of Morgan, will get bash around a bit

Magic:
1) Ricky Kreklow - 6-6" guard
2) ??????
Positives - if they can pick up another big they could be legit, Trahair
Negatives - injuries ...Jackson needs to stay healthy, short on the point

Redbacks:
1) Redhage -
2) no second import
Positives - Redhage
Negatives - Lakovic

Senators:
1) Cody Ellis - 6-7" forward
2) Kyle Lindberg - 6-7" forward
Positives - team is stacked, Ellis, Wroe, Vague, Lindberg, Coburn getting better
Negatives - Wroe isn't actually that great, might not have enough height or X Factors

Slammers:
1) Tre Nichols - 5-11" guard
2) Brian Voelkel - 6-6" forward
Positives - two imports that got them to the GF two year ago, Lay
Negatives - few pre season injuries already, Voelkels temper

Tigers:
1) Jay Bowie - 6-5" guard
2) Ray Turner - 6-10" centre
Positives - take your pick, Scott, Bowie and Turner could all go off for 30 on any night, the other two with at least 20. Armour and Turner can be lethal.
Negatives - team chemistry, Armour needs to turn into a pure PG, Scott needs to be okay with not creating his own shot

Wolves:
1) Richard Ross - 6-6" forward
2) Wade Guerin - 6-9" centre
Positives - if Hire joins, that's a great group.
Negatives - new team, Guerin looks like a dud, Ettridge


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DaHuzyBru
Earlier this year
22:43 14 Feb 17

Reply #625335

re: WA SBL - February 2017

^great overview


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koberulz
Earlier this year
23:09 14 Feb 17

Reply #625343

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Redbacks:
1) Redhage -
2) no second import
Redhage isn't an import.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
23:31 14 Feb 17

Reply #625345

re: WA SBL - February 2017

my mistake, correct that Redhage is unrestricted. I still don't believe Redbacks are paying for another import.

Note also, Dennis Tahwiti at Eagles


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Greg Gurr
Earlier this year
12:29 15 Feb 17

Reply #625422

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Two weeks out from the Blitz.. my rankings...

1st - Wolves
Two interesting imports (a high flyer and a solid big) plus everyone else. And no doubt can add Hire somewhere into the season. In a 40-minute game, these guys probably have too many guns.

2nd - Tigers
By adding Turner, they have arguably the best starting-5 in the league. But their bench is nowhere near Wanneroo's.

3rd - Senators
Well coached, and have three guys with NBL experience, plus an import. Also a very underrated bench.

4th - Hawks
Adekponya is the pick-up of the year. Finding that level of Aussie player is rare. All much the same at the Hawks compared to 2016, however Adekponya and Parsons is the difference between 8th and 4th.

5th - Buccaneers
Their first 6 are as strong as any going around. Problem is there isn't much after that. They are one injury away from missing the playoffs.

6th - The addition of Redhage cannot be underestimated, particularly as he will play as an Aussie. Depending on how many imports they get, and who they are, they could finish anywhere between 3rd and 9th. Also not sure of Vigor. If he's playing (along with 2 imports and Redhage), they are a top-4 team. I'll hedge my bets and say 6th.

7th - Slammers
Plenty of good players with up to 5 Americans (not sure what Easley's doing but he could make it 6 Americans). Also the Magic's Ben Smith I believe? Puot is also underestimated. Middle of the road for them I would think.

8th - Giants
One of the big improvers. Holmen is a stud with the right team around him, and Pillard will give similar numbers. The two keys here are Atem Atem and Brandon Holloway. The addition of those two pushes them back into the top-8.

9th - Eagles
Tawhiti and Goode give them great inside presence. Question marks over the rest of the roster though. Williamson still around?

10th - Flames
Chudier Pal is a huge loss. Solid imports if not spectacular. Outside of those guys Godfrey is really their only other scorer. The post-Land and post-Utley period for the Flames will be a slow one. Have a very good core of young locals coming through though who will be thrust into it in 2017.

11th - Cougars
Obvious financial issues at the Cougars if the rumour of one import is true. Also it's deja vu for them - won the championship in 2012 then finished 10th in 2013. Won the championship in 2016 then finished ____ in 2017. I'm picking 11th.

12th - Eastern Suns
A steady climb up the ladder. Will annoy the shit out of teams once again, and will grab a few upsets. Brandenberg will probably get 30ppg if allowed to play more than 25mins.

13th - Lightning
Interesting choice of a guard as one of their imports seeing they have no height. Probably have the best group of under-20's in the league, but that won't cut it when playing against men.

14th - Magic
Not much coming out of Mandurah. Have apparently lost Ben Smith. I think the only highlight for them is that they get to play back at home this year.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
13:17 15 Feb 17

Reply #625447

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Great assessment mate.

I would have Perry Lakes above Senators for sure. They will also add Matt Burston to the squad.


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Heather
Earlier this year
13:55 15 Feb 17

Reply #625457

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Easley at the Eagles with Bragg.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
14:36 15 Feb 17

Reply #625462

re: WA SBL - February 2017

so Matt Burston at PL?


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Anon
Earlier this year
11:58 16 Feb 17

Reply #625608

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Blitz fixtures are out!!


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
12:05 16 Feb 17

Reply #625610

re: WA SBL - February 2017

1st - Tigers. S Black full season at the helm. Retained core and filled the spot in the middle with previous SBL MVP Ray Turner.

2nd - Wolves. A lot of the usual suspects in the roster but I don't believe their imports are of the calibre of what they have had previously.

3rd - Hawks. Loaded with talent. Parsons will recruit hard. Wouldn't be surprised if some of those talented U20 kids end up in a hawks uni.

4th - Senators. Getting Wroe unrestricted literally saves their season. He isn't the best PG going around but he is still an NBL player and that you cant replicate easily. Underperformed in 2016 and will look to move up in 2017.

5th - Buccaneers. Ray Evans back at the helm and a really solid roster to work with. Loss of Adekponya will hurt but they will still be tough.

6th - Slammers. Nix taking over the program is a big step up from Van Lit. Bringing back Voelkel, as crazy as he might be is a big plus. The guy is a freak on the glass. Ben Smith is a great addition too.

7th - Redbacks. Have always had talented rosters but will again not live up to the hype. This could be Lako's last crack at it if things don't go to plan.

8th - Eagles. By all accounts have picked up some really solid pieces. They will return to playoffs in 2017.

9th - Giants. Some great pickups on the roster but rookie head coach will take some time to get things bedded down for them.

10th - Lightning. Probably 1 more year away. Atkinson and Padgett will be exciting to watch. Grida returning off a stellar U20 nationals.

11th - Magic. Trahair running things down in Mandurah, brand new stadium. Pickup of Kreklow is huge. Second import will be important. If they can have Mully firing again they will win some games.

12th - Flames. I don't think people realise just how good the lands and Utley were. losing pal also hurts. Sadly I think are being a little over rated.

13th - Cougars. 1 import. Rookie coach. No stability in the administration. Will be a tough year after winning the flag in 2016.

14th - Eastern Suns. Getting two imports of high quality but arriving late. will it be enough time for them to go on a run once they arrive?


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
13:14 16 Feb 17

Reply #625616

re: WA SBL - February 2017

anyone game enough to have a crack at rating the womens comp?


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
13:26 16 Feb 17

Reply #625619

re: WA SBL - February 2017

The womens teams have been too quiet on their recruiting, only a handful of imports have been released so far so its probably too early to predict


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
13:40 16 Feb 17

Reply #625622

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Lakeside womens should be improvers. Grant returning, Shwagmeyer returning and the addition of scoring import at the 2.


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Hogwash
Earlier this year
14:19 16 Feb 17

Reply #625632

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Mens:

1) Tigers
2) Wolves
3) Senators
4) Hawks
5) Buccs
6) Slammers
7) Eagles
8) Redbacks
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9) Giants
10) Flames
11) Cougars
12) Lightning
13) Suns
14) Magic


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Lukosius
Earlier this year
14:24 16 Feb 17

Reply #625635

re: WA SBL - February 2017

I'm not going to rank the teams yet, but looking back on what others have ranked, the general consensus is.....

Top 2 Spots:
Tigers & Wolves

Top-4 Aspirations (positions 3 to 5):
Buccs, Hawks & Senators

Playoff hopefuls (positions 6 to 9):
Eagles, Giants, Redbacks & Slammers

Not going to make it (positions 10 to 14):
Cougars, Flames, Lightning, Magic & Suns


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
16:59 16 Feb 17

Reply #625669

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Cougars are ranked bottom 3 by most.

If they "DO" get 2 x imports and Field back surely they are well and truely pushing the 8.

Every year everyone says they will only get one and they end up with 2.

From the team that won the GF

Gone:
Lane
Goodes
McIntrye
Coach

In:

Field
Import
Import
Seva


Pesava will return mid year after college.




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Anonymous
Earlier this year
17:18 16 Feb 17

Reply #625673

re: WA SBL - February 2017

WOMEN- WSBL

WOLVES
REDBACKS
HAWKS
TIGERS
LIGHTNING
FLAMES
SENATORS
SUNS
MAGIC
SLAMMERS
COUGARS
EAGLES.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
11:28 17 Feb 17

Reply #625910

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Is it certain Pesava is going to be playing for Cougars? I wouldn't be surprised if he ended up in a Hawks uni.

None the less if he was only here for a portion of the season it hurts them.

Seva probably weakens the lineup more than anything


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
11:46 17 Feb 17

Reply #625917

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Depends if he is healthy. A healthy Chan is at least serviceable in the SBL. And they will still have DT to start or back him up.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
12:02 17 Feb 17

Reply #625919

re: WA SBL - February 2017

no matter how close Pesava is with his former coach, it would be near on impossible to leave his teammates at Cougars'.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
12:26 17 Feb 17

Reply #625925

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Pesava is gone for two years, he wont play this year


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RED74
Earlier this year
16:23 18 Feb 17

Reply #626235

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Matt A offically at Hawks


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
17:56 18 Feb 17

Reply #626254

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Best starting 5s in this league

Tigers - Armour, Scott, Bowie, Cody, Turner
Senators - Wroe, Coburn, Vague, Lindberg, Ellis
Hawks - Waters, Adekponya, Cassir, Purser, Carlwell
Wolves - Questel, Iliadis, Salinas, Ross, Guerin
Buccs - Wrensted, Ralph, Barrow, Benjamin, Wundenberg
Eagles - Bragg, Anthony, Williamson, Tahwiti, Goode
Slammers- Nichols, Hitchcock, Smith, Voekel, ??
Redbacks - Wagner, Smith, ??, ?? , Redhage
Lightning - Atkinson, Grida, Martin, Morgan, Padgett
Magic - Jackson, ??, Kreklow, Remmers, ?? , Mullenax
Flames - Samuelson, Zollo, ??, ?? , Donovan
Cougars - Chan, ?? , ??, Field , ??
Giants - ?? , ?? , ?? , Pillard , Holmen
Suns- ??, Horn, Brandenburg, ??, ??

Fill in the blanks


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SBLFan
Earlier this year
18:10 18 Feb 17

Reply #626257

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Suns play 4 guards - Belger, Squire, Horn, Bandenberg, Paringatai


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
23:26 18 Feb 17

Reply #626338

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Best starting 5s in this league

Tigers - Armour, Scott, Bowie, Cody, Turner
Senators - Wroe, Coburn, Vague, Lindberg, Ellis
Hawks - Waters, Adekponya, Cassir, Purser, Carlwell
Wolves - Questel, Iliadis, Salinas, Ross, Guerin
Buccs - Wrensted, Ralph, Barrow, Benjamin, Wundenberg
Eagles - Bragg, Anthony, Williamson, Tahwiti, Goode
Slammers- Nichols, Hitchcock, Smith, Voekel, ??
Redbacks - Wagner, Smith, ??, Vigor , Redhage
Lightning - Atkinson, Grida, Martin, Morgan, Padgett
Magic - Jackson, Kreklow, Remmers, ?? , Mullenax
Flames - Samuelson, Godfrey, Zollo ?? , Donovan
Cougars - Chan, ?? , ??, Field , ??
Giants - Holloway, ?? , ?? , Pillard , Holmen
Suns- Squire, Horn, Berger, Brandenburg, Paringatai


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
15:07 19 Feb 17

Reply #626420

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Redbacks close getting Stan Okoye to return


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:46 19 Feb 17

Reply #626786

re: WA SBL - February 2017

No Martin at Lakeside.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
12:31 20 Feb 17

Reply #626922

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Pending chemistry, the Hawks are the team to beat at the moment.

Import
Adekponya
Purser
Import
Carwell

Bench:
Burston
Smith
Osullivan
Cassir?
Dixon?


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
12:52 20 Feb 17

Reply #626929

re: WA SBL - February 2017

jared Jackson is not playing for the Mandurah magic .


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
13:05 20 Feb 17

Reply #626936

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Hawks dont have Dixon and Burston is an unconfirmed rumour


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
13:09 20 Feb 17

Reply #626937

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Unconfirmed just means PL have made an official announcement. Doesn't mean Parsons hasn't confirmed it.


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Red74
Earlier this year
13:31 20 Feb 17

Reply #626946

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Carwell is an import and waters is the other.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
16:34 20 Feb 17

Reply #626994

re: WA SBL - February 2017

There are always so many hilarious rumours that come out this time of year.

Willetton will be the team to beat with the 5 they have on their starting roster. It does get slim after that however. Armour, Scott, Bowie, Cody, Turner. Extremely tough.

Joondalup will be tough as always but depends on imports to come and what Aussie guys will be like. Some good young talent coming through.

Perry lakes are amazing this year, severely deep and loads of talent. If they don't win it this year it's a let down. Two americans and an Aussie Carlwell along with other Aussies from over east makes them scary. They also have retained Purser, Smith, Cassir.

Kalgoorlie will be very strong considering not one starter is from Kalgoorlie and they have opened up the cheque books. Hurst off the bench and a rookie coach so who knows.

Cockburn will struggle with key losses. They have kept some core guys but need TWO imports to win the whole thing again and repeat, but by the sounds of it no chance of that happening or Parsons would have remained. Della, DT, Chan, Field, Import is a good 5 and can go against anyone but whats the bench like? Can they get one more import for free?

Kalamunda will be better but still play an awful style of basketball to be able to sustain over a long period of a season. Its ok to play like the GSW but you need to have the players to do so. Averaging 120 ppg is all fine if you can hold teams to under 140

Lakeside will be a major down year for them until they get some more talent in and some key upgrades. They have two imports who are good always, but what is the aussie contingent looking like?

Redbacks are tough every year and could it be the year of the Redback? since they have tapped in to the wildcats ring along with other North of the river clubs.

Stirling somehow got Wroe cleared under very "IFFY" circumstances, as regardless of whether or not he stepped on court he logged specific amounts of minutes. If you are there, you are there. but in typical fashion what they want, they get. Rest of the guys for an aussie contingent are very good. Expect a big year from them with one import, two NBL guys and god knows what else.

East Perth have gained Marcus Goode from the Karratha local pub after hes been working up there for a couple of days a week clearing glasses and telling everyone hes going to play wildcats this year. Have kept Rhys Vague and gained some others so they are a very very big squad but defence will be the key for them. Easley is apparently back as an Eagle also to throw in to the mix.

Mandurah will once again be good with Mullenax now an aussie and apparently in shape and gives a damn about basketball again, along with two imports and JJ. Could be interesting.

Rockingham will be interesting to see who returns for them and what imports they might sign, as Chudier has been quiet but rumours are hes heading East.

Buccaneers have once again opened up the cheque books and have signed top line imports and apparently a few more aussies to come from over East. Wundenberg and Ralph are still there but Wrensted has apparently left this year and could the bench or lack there of be a concern again. Rumour has it that Carter Cook is also not returning as a player due to not fulfilling his visa requirements.

Bunbury have loaded up once again with a dynamic back court and recruited Big Ben from Mandurah for I'm sure very little money :P They will be super tough and expect them to climb from the depths of last year with the talent they have recruited with. Will it all gel together though? Will Lay be happy to not touch the ball as much? will Big Ben enjoy not getting it inside as much as he did in Mandurah where he was the sole focal point?

This season is shaping up to be exciting and fun as usual, if any other legitimate movements have occurred be sure to let us know.







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Anonymous
Earlier this year
16:52 20 Feb 17

Reply #626999

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Stirling aren't bringing back Lindberg.


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koberulz
Earlier this year
17:07 20 Feb 17

Reply #627002

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Stirling somehow got Wroe cleared under very "IFFY" circumstances, as regardless of whether or not he stepped on court he logged specific amounts of minutes. If you are there, you are there.
That was Stirling's argument.


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Red74
Earlier this year
17:24 20 Feb 17

Reply #627008

re: WA SBL - February 2017

CARWELL IS NOT AN AUSSIE!!!!!!


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:23 20 Feb 17

Reply #627064

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Hawks have recruited very well.
Matty Burston? Be good if it was true.
Tigers starting 5 is extremely tough.
Wolves should be pushing top 2 you would think Hire would play if his NBL gig ends.
What about Alex Loughton? Or would he be restricted? Maybe get him on the C.Wroe loop hole??

Cougars have the draw from hell to start the season.
Wolves (A)
Tigers (A)
Hawks (H)
Senators (A)
Buccs (A)

It really doesn't get much tougher then that!


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DaHuzyBru
Earlier this year
20:18 20 Feb 17

Reply #627071

re: WA SBL - February 2017

@Red74 *CARLWELL


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
11:13 21 Feb 17

Reply #627397

re: WA SBL - February 2017

People are sleeping on the cougars once again.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
11:21 21 Feb 17

Reply #627400

re: WA SBL - February 2017

I think the loss of Najee (assuming he's not returning) is really going to hurt them. He was top two defenders in the league and capable of putting up 20-25 a night. But he did it so efficiently along side Gavin that he didn't need to search for shots.

A lot is going to ride on the shoulders of Gavins return. I hope he's healthy and returns to last seasons form.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
11:32 21 Feb 17

Reply #627401

re: WA SBL - February 2017

No ones sleeping on the Cougars. Only a few in here are. They have a pretty good roster of Aussie talent. The biggest question is if they can survive without quality imports. If they get Gav back healthy and add a great big import they will be tough.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
11:33 21 Feb 17

Reply #627402

re: WA SBL - February 2017

If the Cougars have an even playing field with the rest of the competition (2 x imports like every other club) then they will be in the thick of the action once again.

If they have 1 or none, then they wont be.

Everyone seems to say this every year about Cougars and they always end up with 2 imports haha.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
11:43 21 Feb 17

Reply #627406

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Goode to East Perth isnt offical yet is it? We havent heard much lately so assuming its all a goer. They could be a dark horse this season.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
11:45 21 Feb 17

Reply #627407

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Only Problem with East Perth is you cant have Easley and Goode on court at the same time.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
12:27 21 Feb 17

Reply #627419

re: WA SBL - February 2017

I agree with the above about EP.
Putting up points won't be their issue. Stopping points at the other end will be! Marcus couldn't guard his lunch box at recess!

Cougars will not be as strong as recent years but write them off at your own peril! Cummings was a good pick up for them, early call but rookie of the year candidate IMO.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
12:42 21 Feb 17

Reply #627427

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Lako's dynasty begins now.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
12:48 21 Feb 17

Reply #627431

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Yeah money is always nice to be able to throw around is it?


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
12:48 21 Feb 17

Reply #627433

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Who is Cummings?


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
12:56 21 Feb 17

Reply #627435

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Cummings is the kid from Willo, who has followed Nener. He will be pretty good.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
15:22 21 Feb 17

Reply #627492

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Lochlan is a great kid, good shooter and can hoop. He just returned from College and he seems to be willing to learn more.

Will be a good addition to Cockburn moving forward, Cockburn just lack some decent Bigs. Guards are sorted with Van Lit, Thomas, Chan and Cummings, they all can rotate 1-2.

Bigs right now are Field, Della & Holmes.

Field and Della are legit, Holmes still seems to have trouble as an undersized big. They need two imports in that 3-5 spots.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
23:15 21 Feb 17

Reply #627622

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Cougars import is SaiQuon Stone. Arrived on the same flight as James Padgett (lightning import)


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
00:14 22 Feb 17

Reply #627632

re: WA SBL - February 2017

SaiWhat?


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Greg Gurr
Earlier this year
00:19 22 Feb 17

Reply #627633

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Stone is a 6-6" small forward.

The Cougars must have something up there sleeve because surely they are not relying on Field, Della and Holmes to look after the big man side of things?


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
10:51 22 Feb 17

Reply #627679

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Stone looks serviceable, but nothing amazing. No doubt they will bring in a visa 4/5 import.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
12:35 22 Feb 17

Reply #627699

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Im not sure on Stone if that is true or not, but maybe he is there to just help out and by some time before Davante Gardner arrives.
He is mid contract at the moment and likely wont join Cougars to mid year....
However he looks LEGIT!!!


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
12:58 22 Feb 17

Reply #627702

re: WA SBL - February 2017

cougars are not signing either of those guys and no chance of two imports. The cougars organisation don't want a second import as they clearly are happy to just go backwards.
They are focused on developing the young guys, but you need to have the young guys to develop in specific spots whilst still winning.

Having an import in a spot is not an issue.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
15:17 22 Feb 17

Reply #627730

re: WA SBL - February 2017

According to James Padgett twitter Stone is here to play SBL. So must be the cougars.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
15:29 22 Feb 17

Reply #627731

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Cougars are signing one big and not him. Then that is all they are getting. No second import at all.


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Greg Gurr
Earlier this year
15:38 22 Feb 17

Reply #627732

re: WA SBL - February 2017

According to his Twitter feed, Stone was still in Mississippi as of last night.


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Greg Gurr
Earlier this year
15:46 22 Feb 17

Reply #627734

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Stone is apparently coming down to play in Australia again (he played in Victoria in 2014), but no indication of what team, or even what league it will be.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
16:03 22 Feb 17

Reply #627735

re: WA SBL - February 2017

As of a few weeks ago Stone was due to play in Adelaide for the season. Not sure if thats still happening.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
16:04 22 Feb 17

Reply #627736

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Hes playing for Central Districts Lions in SA. Not sure if thats real or not.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
12:52 23 Feb 17

Reply #627904

re: WA SBL - February 2017

waters is in town.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
15:08 25 Feb 17

Reply #628652

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Looking forward to the blitz in a stadium with no air con on a 37 degree day


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
22:47 25 Feb 17

Reply #628708

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Under 14 girls played basketball today in 40C heat with no AirCon, you must be one of those 'season too long' people.

Cancel all the rumours about SaiQuon. Cougars signing 6'6 bigman from Northern Kentucky, Jalen Billups


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
12:11 26 Feb 17

Reply #628753

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Billups looks like a bruiser. He has a defibrillator to help his heart condition. Looks like a solid pickup for Cockburn


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
15:53 27 Feb 17

Reply #628971

re: WA SBL - February 2017

really looking forward to watching some of the new imports coming into the league over the weekend.
both men and womens .
I like watching the country teams they take it seriously has they don't get to many hit outs during pre-season.
some good girls imports im keen on watching martin and harmon


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
16:42 27 Feb 17

Reply #628979

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Anyone know the results from the pre-season games that happened on the weekend just gone? I think Hawks and Tigers were Saturday and Flames played someone on Friday?
Anyone know anything?
Cougars and Tigers played the weekend before. Tigers with full roster including both imports were way too good for a very under manned Cougars side. No Field (U20's), DT and Chan. Tiger won + 20


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
16:46 27 Feb 17

Reply #628980

re: WA SBL - February 2017

tigers played Hawks got up, fast paced game 10min Qs, good to see big bodies banging in the paint with Ray T and BC working hard!


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Anon
Earlier this year
17:11 27 Feb 17

Reply #628985

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Hawks looked impressive and that was without a full roster


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
17:24 27 Feb 17

Reply #628986

re: WA SBL - February 2017


1) Hawks
2) Wolves
3) Tigers
4) Buccs
5) Senators
6) Redbacks
7) Slammers
8) Giants
9) Cougars
10) Flames
11) East Perth
12) Lakeside
13) Magic
14) Suns


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
17:32 27 Feb 17

Reply #628987

re: WA SBL - February 2017

rockingham beat Mandurah by 8 . no imports in the game . they were all watching on the sidelines.
some good kids on both sides.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
17:36 27 Feb 17

Reply #628988

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Parsons might've done it again in terms of team cohesion Hawks looked good


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
17:36 27 Feb 17

Reply #628989

re: WA SBL - February 2017

A couple of EP boys saying they aren't getting Goode after all?
Talking BS or the truth?


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
17:56 27 Feb 17

Reply #628991

re: WA SBL - February 2017

#628985
re: WA SBL - February 2017 who did you like form the game? any new players?


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
18:06 27 Feb 17

Reply #628992

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Fair chance that the EP boys are telling the truth.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
18:28 27 Feb 17

Reply #628997

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Smart move by EP if true. Some of the horror stories that came from the Cockburn lads last year were terrible.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
21:20 27 Feb 17

Reply #629019

re: WA SBL - February 2017

lol when Hawks go from just inside the 8 to winning the championship according to that guy above ^^ just by adding Adekponya.

Remember when Damien Scott held Adekponya to 29% FG and dropped 45 points on him. really think Adekponya is a little overrated, and plays little to NO defence


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
21:50 27 Feb 17

Reply #629024

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Hawks import Waters is legit.Hawks had 5 players out of their rotation who didnt play yesterday. Think they will be solid chance at a top 4 spot if everyone is healthy.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
00:38 28 Feb 17

Reply #629034

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Who are the 5 players missing from hawks?^^^^^


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
10:46 28 Feb 17

Reply #629071

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Uhmmm I think Adekponya is being rated correctly. 26ppg 10 rpg - well deserved all star 5. Probably the best Aussie in the league, if not Gfield.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
11:12 28 Feb 17

Reply #629074

re: WA SBL - February 2017

lol at Adekponya being overrated.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
11:45 28 Feb 17

Reply #629081

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Reply #629019
re: WA SBL - February 2017

Adding a 2 x COTY & Adekponya and also the option of a 2nd import once/if BC is naturalised is why ranked 1.
Its really a coin toss between Hawks/Tigers/Wolves at this early stage.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
13:15 28 Feb 17

Reply #629102

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Hickert and Adekponya didnt play for Hawks. Encouraging win, but lets remember we are talking about a pre season game.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
16:49 28 Feb 17

Reply #629131

re: WA SBL - February 2017

So the team-by-team articles have started to drop from Chris Pike. I must admit his articles were much better last season.

Today was the Lightning. Based on the predictions here everyone has them in the bottom three this year. I think they might finish a bit higher than that, but so much will depend on the young U20's guys and how they go with almost no experience in what could be the first year as starters.

Based on their past playing history Padgett should be legit but Atkinson remains unproven.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
18:28 28 Feb 17

Reply #629134

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Heard Slammers beat Wolves by double digits


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:38 28 Feb 17

Reply #629149

re: WA SBL - February 2017

I know who TJ Hallice is...but dunno who this Anderson fella is Pike was talking about. Maybe he had to throw that in there just to remind everyone who was writing the article...


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Anonymous
Two months ago
11:16 1 Mar 17

Reply #629197

re: WA SBL - February 2017

does anyone know anything about the goldfields giants new signing in luke pike .
is a former teammate of Daniel goodluck at north Adelaide . does he go alright.
quite a few south Australians on that squad.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
19:44 1 Mar 17

Reply #629309

re: WA SBL - February 2017

what are peoples thoughts on the sbl promo video for the upcoming 2017 season?


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Red74
Two months ago
19:56 1 Mar 17

Reply #629328

re: WA SBL - February 2017

Very good


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Anonymous
Two months ago
16:16 2 Mar 17

Reply #629564

re: WA SBL - February 2017

It's lit AF


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Anonymous
Two months ago
16:33 2 Mar 17

Reply #629569

re: WA SBL - February 2017

SBL is lit... hahahaa. Good one!


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Anonymous
Two months ago
16:55 2 Mar 17

Reply #629579

re: WA SBL - February 2017

So what's with the sudden introduction of compulsory drug seminars for all players at the Blitz this weekend?
I can't see anyone being caught for performance enhancing drugs but recreational perhaps?
I'm sure we've all heard stories from around the league but do you think these so called "stories" may have got back to the powers that be...?


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Anonymous
Two months ago
17:08 2 Mar 17

Reply #629582

re: WA SBL - February 2017

HAHA!
What would penalties be?
3 strike policy?


what a joke!


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Anonymous
Two months ago
17:19 2 Mar 17

Reply #629587

re: WA SBL - February 2017

I think that is the purpose of the session and the testing. Not performance enhancers


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Greg Gurr
Two months ago
20:12 2 Mar 17

Reply #629614

re: WA SBL - February 2017

New SBL thread for March....

www.hoops.com.au/forum/40986-wa-sbl-march-2017


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