Ugly Igley
Two years ago

Darwin basketball league

Is anyone overly familiar with the success of this league?

The local channel 9 news covers the comp very well. In a recent interview, one of the imports spoke about using the Darwin comp as a springboard into the NBL.

Has anyone (local or import) come out the Darwin basketball league into the NBL?

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Two years ago

the DBA is a third-tier competition, so you'd be doing well to jump into NBL

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Two years ago

Players have moved from Darwin to the SEABL and other state leagues.

Zach White in Hobart

Brad Bridgewater's first stop in Australia was Darwin.

The NBL would be a stretch.

ex NBL players like Deba George and Timmy Duggan have played in the league post NBL

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Two years ago

Never knew BB played in darwin.

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Two years ago

Kisha Lee played in Darwin before playing in the WNBL for the Perth Lynx

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Melbourne Boy  
Two years ago

Imports get paid $1500 per week but work a job for the teams sponsor as part of the package.

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Two years ago

Dreaming @ $1500 a week.

Only 1 player has made it to a nbl pre-season squad but not taken to Blitz. 2011/12 Nick someone, could dunk well. Got a season with Newcastle Hunters and was then training with Kings. Ended up in Germany.

In the past Timmy Duggan played in Darwin prior to the NBL then returned home at the end of his NBL career.

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Two years ago

Big Joe went straight from the DBA (back) to the NBL. Is that who they meant?

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Two years ago

A number of imports have used it to springboard into the better state leagues but as a general rule its a glorified domestic comp with imports when compared tot he QBL/Big V etc

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Two years ago

Kalgoorlie had an import out of Darwin recently. Norwood in Premier League had a guy out of Darwin, Jerrell Sanders. One other is currently playing QBL.

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Melbourne Boy  
Two years ago

FM that figure is the same for 3 separate players I've known, to be clear it's $1500 per week to work full time for the company that sponsors the club, then play bball as well not a $1500pw playing contract.

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Two years ago

It's a good league with some solid imports and coaches with some of the better teams being on par with lower premier league.. unfortunately what is common issue in Darwin is depth .. the weaker teams in the comp are pool and drop the overall standard

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Two years ago

Not a very strong league at all. Imports go there to get their stats up then move along to the next interstate league.

Womens league weak as well. The same team has one the last 10 grand finals

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