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AKA
Two weeks ago

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Current Gael signed at Cairns

Does anyone have any info on who they may be referring to in the latest podcast? They mention around the 26/27 minute mark that a current (this rules out Dane's signing at Sydney) Aussie Gael has signed with Cairns for the upcoming season. Anyone with inside scoop?

http://www.aussiehoopla.com/nbl-off-season-review-podcast/

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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
11:11 15 May 17

Reply #635878

re: Current Gael signed at Cairns

Maybe joe rahon?

That be awesome for cairns.


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AKA
Two weeks ago
11:18 15 May 17

Reply #635879

re: Current Gael signed at Cairns

He wouldn't technically be a current Gael nor is he Australian. As an SMC fan I hope that is the case though!! I know Joe played out last season on a bung knee and has had some surgery since losing to Arizona in NCAA's. He would be a great get for any NBL side. A poor man's Delly (which isn't a knock on Joe by any means)


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
11:26 15 May 17

Reply #635880

re: Current Gael signed at Cairns

Maybe Clark or hunter?
An undersized pf and a c that gets few minutes.


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AKA
Two weeks ago
11:31 15 May 17

Reply #635882

re: Current Gael signed at Cairns

They are the 2 logical potentials. I think Hunter showed enough late in the year to gain some interest as a backup backup 5 man in the NBL at a young age. The recent recruiting by SMC and Kreb's development in the latter stages of the season could give Clarke reason to think he may not get many minutes in the upcoming season. Those two however would have invested serious minutes into earning their degree's and staying to complete the education would have some validity with basketball aside.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
11:40 15 May 17

Reply #635884

re: Current Gael signed at Cairns

With rahon and Pinaeu gone.
Porter left, then Gonzalez. (2 really good players I thought)
Glover turning pro.

Will be interesting to see how they go with Ford, Naar, Hermanson, Fitzner, Landale the starting 5 with really only krebs, coming of the bench.
3-4 guys we haven't really seen do anything. (Kuhse, sheets, thomas)
Zurics the new pg coming in and no one else signed.
Perry untested.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
11:42 15 May 17

Reply #635885

re: Current Gael signed at Cairns

Cullen Neal might be ahead of ford.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
11:49 15 May 17

Reply #635887

re: Current Gael signed at Cairns

Which Aussie player will they go after in 2018 season?


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AKA
Two weeks ago
12:35 15 May 17

Reply #635896

re: Current Gael signed at Cairns

Neal could be a great acquisition and Ford should see an increase in minutes. If Hunter can show progression to replace Dane's minutes somewhat, they should be in a pretty good spot. I can see Kreb's starting at the 2 spot and Ford coming in off the bench along with Neal as the 2 backup guards. Bennet isn't scared of playing the lead guard with heavy minutes so I wouldn't expect Naar to see much pine.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
12:35 15 May 17

Reply #635898

re: Current Gael signed at Cairns

Back on topic.... so who did the Taipans sign?


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
13:25 16 May 17

Reply #635995

re: Current Gael signed at Cairns

Not an Aussie as I heard Barlow will end up in Cairns.


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Freethrows
Two weeks ago
18:08 16 May 17

Reply #636054

re: Current Gael signed at Cairns

Christ, I hope we don't end up with Barlow. That would be a disaster. Still, it would fit with Fearne's model of getting experienced veterans with only a year or two left in the tank, and with the capacity to play 3 or 4. At least he's a decent shooter.

I really like the look of Jordan Hunter; he's got some moves and a good sense of the basketball court. I don't see where he'd fit in the Taipans rotation, though, because he's not a starting 4. Unless Fearne plans to start Egwu at 4 and Jawai at 5, backing them up with Hunter and Loughton, which I just hate the thought of. He could be an interesting pick up as 11th man if they don't sign Heuir.

Snakes need starters at 1, 3 and 4.

It could be Naar. It would be a huge risk to start him, he's only a junior at college level now, and it would be point guard by committee, if Fearne were to start with Weeks:

Weeks/Naar
Gliddon/McCarron
Import 1/Weigh
Import 2/Loughton
Jawai/Egwu
Heuir as 11th man

I would imagine he'd be looking to Gliddon to run the point a bit more, like he did in his first year.

It kind of makes more sense, with Jawai going to miss the start of the season, for them to go with greater depth at the big positions, but I've always thought Stevie should play more 4, especially as he's not as quick as he progresses in age.

I hope Fearne has someone really good up his sleeve.

Maybe it's Jock Landale.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
18:14 16 May 17

Reply #636056

re: Current Gael signed at Cairns

Naar or Landale. Very much doubt it.


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CT
Two weeks ago
18:19 16 May 17

Reply #636059

re: Current Gael signed at Cairns

Had wondered if fearne was trying to turn weeks into a straight-up point guard by the way he was using him last week. What you laid out above almost makes sense. Madness if you ask me, every Nbl team in Australia lives and dies by its import pg these days..


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
18:22 16 May 17

Reply #636061

re: Current Gael signed at Cairns

Narr was red shirted first year so maybe has finished his degree, he's 23 so not a bad idea if available.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
18:34 16 May 17

Reply #636065

re: Current Gael signed at Cairns

And have Neal and ford at the point?

Might be Naar. Big loss for the gaels if true.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
20:59 17 May 17

Reply #636152

re: Current Gael signed at Cairns

Bennett has run three guard starting lineups previously with delly, holt and giusti so maybe 3 of neal, naar, krebs and ford will start? Especially with Landale anchoring the middle


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
21:08 17 May 17

Reply #636154

re: Current Gael signed at Cairns

Hermanson will start at the 3.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
21:21 17 May 17

Reply #636157

re: Current Gael signed at Cairns

15 man roster =

PG Naar(Sr)/Ford(Soph)/Zoricks(fresh)
SG Neal(Sr)/Krebs(Soph)/Kuhse(Soph)
SF Hermanson(Sr)/Thomas(Soph)/Sheets(soph)
PF Fitzner(Jr)/Clark(Jr)/Fitts(fresh)
C Landale(Sr)/Hunter(Jr)/Perry(Fresh)


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AKA
Two weeks ago
07:22 18 May 17

Reply #636180

re: Current Gael signed at Cairns

Naar, Neal and Ford to an extent can play 1 or 2, Krebs will be a 2/3 I imagine. I can't see Zoricks getting much court time. Typically (Delly and Patty aside) RB doesn't give freshman G's big minutes. He usually plays a shallow bench but there is some good depth on that line-up. Especially at the 4/5. With BYU big Eric Mika signing with an agent and staying in the draft, Karnowski graduating and Collins going pro, Landale should have his way with the WCC this coming season (more so than he did last season if that's possible).


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