Anonymous
Last year

How can imports play for the Boomers?

how can someone like prather play for the boomers

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Anonymous  
Last year

Immigrate, become a citizen?

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woody  
Last year

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

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Anonymous  
Last year

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

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Bol  
Last year

^^^ 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

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

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

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

Thon Maker would be classed as a naturalised player right?

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Yinka Dare  
Last year

Same way Olajuwon from Nigeria played for USA.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Need old "Koberulz" to explain it for us

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koberulz  
Last year

What did I do this time?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Woody

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

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Anonymous  
Last year

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

Home cooking

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Anonymous  
Last year

"What did I do this time?"
Posted.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Thybulle an Aussie citizen where do you get that from?

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Benno  
Last year

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

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  
Last year

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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