Anon
Last year

Emmanuel Malou linked to Cairns Taipans

Recently listed on Aussie Hoopla Free Agency tracker that he is negotiating with the Taipans, and there was an article on the Star Weekly about the match between Melton and Altona.

Altona coach Des Radoslovic is quoted in the article saying:

"They've got their import Dexter Graham and they’ve also got Emmanuel Malou, who was a borderline NBA player and is actually about to sign to play for the Cairns Taipans in the NBL, so he’s the one we targeted."

Any other sources to support of this is actually true?

Topic #43421 | Report this topic


Anonymous  
Last year

https://www.facebook.com/groups/354435625080406/

Reply #690907 | Report this post


Anonymous  
Last year

Its a private group dude.

Reply #690908 | Report this post


Anonymous  
Last year

Liam Also confirmed on nbl article

Reply #690913 | Report this post


Anonymous  
Last year

Interesting given he's playing D2 men at Melton and hardly dominating like you'd expect from a 'borderline NBA player'

Reply #690922 | Report this post


Curtley  
Last year

Ordinary borderline NBA players are a dime a dozen.

Reply #690934 | Report this post


Greggo  
Last year

Yeah was literally expecting 35ppg from him in Div 2... been really quiet

Reply #690941 | Report this post


Anonymous  
Last year

Still not fully recovered unfortunately. Has a lot of talent, but needs to be healthy to use it. Great guy though, and I hope timing works out for him.

Reply #690962 | Report this post


Anonymous  
Last year

There's an article in the Cairns Post today about him.

Reply #690999 | Report this post


Anonymous  
Last year

Recovered? Was he injured?

Reply #691002 | Report this post


Benno  
Last year

Paywall can you post article?

Reply #691006 | Report this post


Anonymous  
Last year

I can only read the first paragraph in Google, I'm not a subscriber.

We need one of the "Orange Army" to help us out.

Reply #691008 | Report this post


Anonymous  
Last year

Spoke with a Cairns official and is appears there was initial interest, but his body isn't ready for an NBL season.

Reply #691009 | Report this post


--_+#+#;  
Last year

'Diamond in the rough' in frame for Taipans
JUNE 01, 2018
THE Melton Thoroughbreds are resigned to losing Emmanuel Malou, with their coach Joe Hooks hopeful a deal will be completed with the Cairns Taipans for their star swingman in the near future.

Malou is a 2.06m small forward who signed with Iowa State University in 2015 but declared for the NBA draft soon after following issues with his college eligibility.

The Kenyan-born Australian had pre-draft workouts with NBA club the Sacramento Kings before going undrafted and has most recently played for the Thoroughbreds in Melbourne’s Big V men’s division 2.

Earlier this week new Taipans coach Mike Kelly said he was searching for a small forward for his final Australian roster spot, with Malou in the frame to fill the slot.

Melton play Pakenham tonight with Hooks, a coach and mentor of the 24-year-old, hopeful Malou will have returned from the Far North in time to play.

"From what I understand, he will play with us for the rest of the season before he goes to join the Taipans," Hooks said.

media_camera
BACKED: Emmanuel Malou.

“Emmanuel was in Cairns this week for five days for his final workout with them.

“Hopefully he can play out the season with us and then get up to Cairns.”

Before signing with Iowa, as a freshman at California’s Yuba College in 2014-15, Malou averaged 14.7 points and 8.5 rebounds a game.

He knocked back offers from QBL clubs to keep playing in the Big V men’s division 2 competition under Hooks.

He is averaging almost 20 points and nine rebounds a game this season for Melton.

Hooks believes Malou has the ability to return to the USA and make it in the NBA.

“This kid has not scratched the surface of his potential. If he stays on the right path and with the right people, he is an NBA player,” Hooks said.

“If the ink does dry with Cairns, they will have a jewel because he is a diamond in the rough.”

The Cairns Taipans were contacted for comment.

Reply #691019 | Report this post


Melbourne Boy  
Last year

Thanks --_+#+#;

Reply #691020 | Report this post




 

Reply to this topic

Random name suggestion for anonymous posters: Hopscotch 14

Rules:You must read the Terms of Use. No spam, no offensive material, no sniping at other clubs, no 'who cares?'-type comments, no naming or bashing under 18 players. Learn how to embed YouTube videos or tweets

Please proof-read your post before submitting as you will not be able to edit it afterwards.



Close ads
Dunk.com.au - Custom basketball uniforms
PickStar - The best place to book sports stars
Westside Basketball Association

Advertise on Hoops to a very focused, local and sports-keen audience. Email for rates and options.

Recent Posts



Invoicing clients? Stay productive with Punch, the insightful time tracker that earns you more.

Special offer: $30/month Pay $100 for lifetime access. Sign up now!

.


An Australian basketball forum covering NBL, WNBL, ABL, Juniors plus NBA, WNBA, NZ, Europe, etc | Forum time is: 2:19 pm, Fri 24 May 2019 | Posts: 771,875 | Last 7 days: 817