chris
Two years ago

Best Junior you've ever seen

fire away

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Andrew Gaze, Frank Drmic & Patty Mills.

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Aussie  
Two years ago

Luka Doncic

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Duke Fan  
Two years ago

Being from NSW:

Boy. Steve Markovic. Absolutely unstoppable in his junior days

Girl. Rachel Watman (now Lisch). Toughest kid I've ever seen of either sex

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Sammy Davis

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Luke  
Two years ago

Jack Watts, wonder how far he could have gone if stuck with it.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Simmons at Knox

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Janx  
Two years ago

2xMcKinnons

Brad + Sam

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Lauren Jackson
Ben Simmons

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Aaron Trahair

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Patty Mills, Ben Simmons, Tamuri Wigness

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Aussie  
Two years ago

"Aaron Trahair"

He was an awesome junior, he had so much potential.

Sadly he was lazy and didn't put in the hard yards (I also don't think he has ever eaten a healthy meal in his life) to become a successful pro

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Ben Simmons at Knox, period.
He made entire teams look like they belonged in Regional against him.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

At what age was Ben at Knox? His u16 nationals were among the best I've seen. Wigness too.

Jacob Holmes up there for best SA junior.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Derek Cooke Jr

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7bVrvWOBgnI

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Kyle Adnam is the best junior I've ever seen play NBL.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

me too. never thought I would see someone better than Zac Delaney but it is happening right before my eyes!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Yep.

Kyle Adnam
Daylight
Zac Delaney

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Andrew vlahov. could play all positions from the point guard to center.
not only against his age group but against men.
he was dominating men at 16-17years of age.
was a mean son of a bitch as well, had swagger ,athletic, inside -outside
winner.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

It may not count as he was 25 at the time although Thon Maker was an excellent junior.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

^^^ Brilliant.

/thread

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BN  
Two years ago

Great thread.

Brandon Mann or Andrew Gooche or Adrian Dartnall

All brilliant juniors

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Michelle Brogan playing U16 State as an Under 14. Unstoppable.

Frank Drmic dominated juniors and Nationals.

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Hogwash  
Two years ago

Derek Cooke Jr better than Jerry Evans Jr imo

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FSTOS  
Two years ago

Definitely Lauren Jackson. Just on another level to those around he as a 13-14 year old.

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Jake  
Two years ago

Hugh Greenwood was very tough back in the day.

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AngusH  
Two years ago

I played a mixed scrimmage against Lauren Jackson before I knew who she was, I would guess she was around 14 at the time. Definitely knew who she was following that.

Best junior I've ever seen though is probably Matty Nielsen. I think he dropped 50 points on us in high school, although it felt like 100.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I saw both Wigness and Will McDowell-White at 14s and 16s and would give the edge in both age groups to McDowell-White. He dropped off a bit by 18s but the combination of size, shooting and playmaking in the younger age groups was incredible.

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Lawsy  
Two years ago

Jonah Bolden - saw him play for NSW at the nationals in Brisbane few years ago... was like watching men vs boys, just a beast

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Played with Rhys carter in u/14s. He was the height he is now back then, absolute freak. The coach we had also coached trahair for vic country I believe. I remember at the time He said trahair was the best junior he had ever seen and carter was the 2nd.

Brad Robbins dominated through juniors, was a manchild.

Brad Newly at the AIS was the best ais player I ever played against.

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Aussie  
Two years ago

^^ Is your name Nic Campbell?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Chris Blakemore, didn't have the height but the strength was off charts, Charles Barkley like. Defenders would just bounce of him on putback dunks, think about six five. Pity injuries derailed his nbl career.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Luke Mackay.

Flat out scorer. Absolutely destroyed Teams. Gave Anthony Stewart 50 when playing for u20 WA State Team versus a Wildcats squad (no imports or big names)

Averaged over 40 a Game in WABL in u18s. Led Nationals in Scoring in 18s and 20s too I believe.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

and then? NO AND THEN!

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anon  
Two years ago

It depends on how you define Juniors. If you consider it to be the best junior at the highest level of competition for juniors, i.e. Nationals, then it must be Patty Mills surely. The structure of National tournaments and Aus basketball doesn't necessarily facilitate high volume scoring, but Patty single-handedly carried ACT when he played, dropping 30+ easy. Perhaps there were better juniors before him but he is the one that stands out in recent memory.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

alex ducas

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Mimas 81  
Two years ago

Going back even further 4 time Olympian and Australian captain over many years, Phil Smyth, was a very handy junior. He once carved up the Warnambool tournament featuring a handful of Olympians and Australian players........ as a 16/17 year old!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Sam Johns is the obvious choice surely

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Anon  
Two years ago

Sam Johns then daylight. 31.6 PPG U14 Club Nationals 2008 Man among boys.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Pretty sure Riley Curtis averaged nearly 40 a couple years back at 14 clubs. Is he in this discussion?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Dominated a Championships with Exum, Simmons and Bolden. Elite company IMO sportstg.com/comp_info.cgi?client=11-5668-0-120259-0&a=STATS&sgroup=scoring&sgstat=Pts Sam Johns then daylight still.

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Mimas38  
Two years ago

Sam Johns was an animal!
As a junior his offensive wrath knew no bounds!

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Anon  
Two years ago

http://websites.sportstg .com/comp_info.cgi?client=11-5668-0-120259-0&a=STATS&sgroup=scoring&sgstat=Pts

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Juno43  
Two years ago

I was there for the playoff for 7th and my word!
All the Eagles could do was cower as Sam gave a 24 point clinic!
They don't build them like they built Sam

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

What happened to him?

Seems like a lot of these players peak way too early, don't even play pro ball?

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SteveK2  
Two years ago

First saw this kid at Dandenong, wasn't even the tallest and wasn't very good. Almost a decade later he was almost 7 ft and dominating at a Sandringham tryout. He's still in the NBA now...

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

How many state championships did Johns win down at tigerland? from memory Daly and sturt always had his number when it mattered most.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

So what happened to him?

http://websites.sportstg.com/team_info.cgi?action=PSTATS&pID=198791956&client=0-189-88237-327335-19755570

Only played six games as a DP for the Sixers???

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Curtis scored a lot of points on a bad team. Fitzgerald putting up similar numbers on a national runner up would be a better recent example. But a single stand-out performance at Club Champs, when the best players in the country aren't even necessarily there, wouldn't be enough to put a name in the mix IMO. Neither of those guys have put in an actual state-level Nationals performance worth talking about.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Those juniors who played the Supercats during the 1988 NBL pre-season looked awesome.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Sam johns was playing QBL this season

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Dribbler  
Two years ago

Wassim Arabi

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

AJ Cunningham, ask his dad

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

^ never heard of him

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Div three junior player who suddenly got heaps of minutes in premier league.

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Camel 31  
Two years ago

One time ago I played a bitta juniors ..
There were a few Vasljevics , Jonavicacass , Jonutass , Akermaniss playing sa state juniors pretty good..
(i was in the squads , but not quite good enough for the teams... )

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Camel 31  
Two years ago

One time ago I played a bitta juniors..
Jonjunutas , Jonavicias , Vasljevic , Akermanis..
best sa state juniors , at that time..
(i was in the squads .. not good enough for teams....)..

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Camel 31  
Two years ago

...it was state juniors , and hugh greenwood shot 33 points....
..in a quarter.....

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