Anonymous
Last year

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How can imports play for the Boomers?

how can someone like prather play for the boomers

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Anonymous
Last year
02:13 30 Nov 17

Reply #659673

re: imports play for boomers

Immigrate, become a citizen?


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woody
Last year
09:13 30 Nov 17

Reply #659690

re: How can imports play for the Boomers?

We have seen it with the likes of Darnell Mee, Sean Redhage and Kevin Lich


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Anonymous
Last year
09:24 30 Nov 17

Reply #659693

re: How can imports play for the Boomers?

Shouldn't be encouraged when we have plenty of our own born an raised talent


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Bol
Last year
10:17 30 Nov 17

Reply #659699

re: How can imports play for the Boomers?

^^^ True but if there's a weakness in the lineup like the SG position it would make a lot of sense to look at a naturalised import. Last olympics they obviously tried to address that area in taking Lisch but he looked out of his depth at that level.

If we are lucky someone of the caliber like Cotton would be in the NBL long enough and wanted to become a citizen then he definitely would slot nicely into the boomers team.


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PeterJohn
Last year
10:22 30 Nov 17

Reply #659700

re: How can imports play for the Boomers?

Short answer is that imports can't play for the Boomers.

As per above post, they need to naturalise first, at which point they can play as locals in NBL.

FIBA has some rules about this process and eligibility to play for a country as a naturalised player. There's a limit of one such player in a national team, I think. The player also can't have previously represented another country in certain international tournaments. e.g., Olympics, worlds and some others.

I'm not sure if FIBA has any rules about how long a naturalised player has to have been a citizen before they can represent a country. Given how quickly Lisch was drafted after becoming an Australian citizen, probably not.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:16 30 Nov 17

Reply #659711

re: How can imports play for the Boomers?

I think the rule is something they need to have had 3 years of residency along with the citizenship to be able to play. Lisch already had the residency and just needed the citizenship. In 2014 Andray Blatche got his citizenship for the Phillipines but was disqualified from a tournament because he didn't have the 3 years.

Torrey Craig was looking to naturalise until he went to the Nuggets, then that stuffed him up with time spent out of the country and missing key dates (can't remember exactly what).


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woody
Last year
15:01 30 Nov 17

Reply #659721

re: How can imports play for the Boomers?

Lanard Copeland there is another that has never left our Shores. Rob Rose is still in Townsville and Naturalised. Adonis Jordan lives in Melbourne. A lot of imports have come over and naturalized.


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Watto
Last year
15:14 30 Nov 17

Reply #659723

re: How can imports play for the Boomers?

Thon Maker would be classed as a naturalised player right?


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Yinka Dare
Last year
15:42 30 Nov 17

Reply #659726

re: How can imports play for the Boomers?

Same way Olajuwon from Nigeria played for USA.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:37 30 Nov 17

Reply #659734

re: How can imports play for the Boomers?

Need old "Koberulz" to explain it for us


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koberulz
Last year
18:26 30 Nov 17

Reply #659749

re: How can imports play for the Boomers?

What did I do this time?


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Anonymous
Last year
21:47 30 Nov 17

Reply #659793

re: How can imports play for the Boomers?

Woody

Rob Rose doesn't still live in Townsville, he lives in San Diego.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:29 30 Nov 17

Reply #659800

re: How can imports play for the Boomers?

Wasn't thybulle of Washington an Aussie citizen?
A young sg prospect who is on the draft boards.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:28 1 Dec 17

Reply #659934

re: How can imports play for the Boomers?

Home cooking


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Anonymous
Last year
22:12 1 Dec 17

Reply #659979

re: How can imports play for the Boomers?

"What did I do this time?"
Posted.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:16 1 Dec 17

Reply #659980

re: How can imports play for the Boomers?

Thybulle an Aussie citizen where do you get that from?


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Benno
Last year
22:24 1 Dec 17

Reply #659982

re: How can imports play for the Boomers?

Thybulle an Aussie citizen where do you get that from?

He is correct was born in Sydney i believe and one of his parents is Aussie may be wrong? It was spoken about during the Boomers vs Pac 12 All Star game


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Benno
Last year
22:26 1 Dec 17

Reply #659984

re: How can imports play for the Boomers?

Correction sorry his sister was born in Australia however he lived in aus from 1998 till 2005


http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/seattletimes/obituary.aspx?pid=174102988


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Anonymous
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22:32 1 Dec 17

Reply #659986

re: How can imports play for the Boomers?

my understanding is that you don't count as naturalized if you came up through juniors in that country even if you weren't born there.


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