Lukosius
Earlier this month

WA SBL - April 2019

New April thread....

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Not sure if the Suns want to leave their Buccs live stream up... that is if Utley doesn't want to get fired. Zero adjustments made, Buccs game close to outscoring Suns game total in the second half.

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Brian Ballbag  
Earlier this month

Rankings after week three....

1st - Buccs (last week 1st) Record: 3-1
Big win over the Suns was followed by a slip-up against a relatively fresh (and re-surging) Hawks team on Sunday. Despite that loss, they're still showing enough to stay no.1 and should remain that way with an easy victory over Gavin Field this coming weekend.

2nd - Wolves (last week 2nd) Record: 4-0
Pulled away in the second half over a gritty East Perth line-up to stay undefeated. Putting up 35 three-point-attempts per game at the moment, which is second highest in the league behind Lakeside who they play this week. Both teams living and dying by their outside shooting it seems, but it's working as both are undefeated. So we're looking at a shootout on Friday night but I think the Wolves will prevail.

3rd - Flames (last week 3rd) Record: 2-1
Manhandled the Cougars with Hire getting a nice triple-double in his first game of the season. White with an incredible +41 while he was on court for 30mins, but that means the Flames were -11 when he was on the bench for 10mins. This weekend they should get past both the Redbacks (Friday at Belmont) and Giants (Sunday at home) to strengthen their championship credentials.

4th - Hawks (last week 6th) Record: 2-2
The addition of Steindl instantly pushes them two spots up the rankings, and it resulted in two wins over the weekend. They're semi-scary now and will become full-blown scary once Tevin Jackson joins the team. You would expect that they will crush Mandurah on Friday night.

5th - Senators (last week 4th) Record: 1-2
Their 1-2 record is not a true indication of where they are at. Lost a close one to the Giants in Kalgoorlie but still have import Anshilla to arrive, which is rumoured to be this week. Should get the job done against a small Tigers team this week, especially if he plays.

6th - Giants (last week 5th) Record: 3-1
Dropped a spot in the rankings despite their win over Warwick, however this is more to do with the Hawks climbing a couple of spots. Have a big test this week on the road against a surprising East Perth team on Saturday night, and then a championship contender (Flames) at Rocko on Sunday. Would be hoping for a split at a minimum.

7th - Lightning (last week 7th) Record: 3-0
Are undefeated but have not played a team with a winning record yet and also haven't had a double-header weekend like most teams have. That said, they still have two starters to come into the line-up (anybody know when?) so you could say they overachieving. This week they have their biggest test so far in a clash of the two undefeated teams, though my pick is they will get their first loss.

8th - Redbacks (last week 8th) Record: 0-4
Lost Bowen after one week but gained Nelson from the NBL. Still have two (quality) imports to arrive, which is the only reason why they are clinging on to 8th in the rankings. Have a Flames/Slammers double this week, and they need to split that double otherwise I can guarantee they will drop down a few spots. You would hope they can beat the Slammers otherwise a 0-6 start would be tough to recover from.

9th - Eagles (last week 10th) Record: 3-1
Took it to the Wolves on Friday night and then crunched an inept Mandurah the following night, so you could almost say they're legit. However if you take away their game against the Wolves, they have had the easiest schedule so far (Slammers, Cougars, Magic) and those three teams combine for a 1-9 record at the moment. Also they apparently have now lost their leading scorer and rebounder (Dech) to New Zealand. Have moved up to 9th in these rankings, but how long they stay there will depend on the results of their tough double-header this weekend (Tigers away, Giants at home).

10th - Eastern Suns (last week 12th) Record: 2-3
Bounced back with a big win over the Tigers on Friday night before fading in a big way in the second half against the Buccs on Saturday night (outscored 81-44 in the second half after leading by 8 at halftime). Have the Slammers at home this week who have now added Voelkel, so a big test for the Suns. Their second import may not be too far away though unlikely to play this week.

11th - Tigers (last week 9th) Record: 2-2
This year's most disappointing team got beaten easy at home versus the Suns before just getting up against the Slammers on Saturday who were missing an import (Livingston). But WTF is happening with the Tigers line-up?? Firstly their under-siege imports combine for just 15 points against the Suns (it was 14 points the week before) and then one of those imports (Hymon) along with their leading scorer (Hussey) don't even play against the Slammers! Anyone enlighten us? Have the Eagles and Senators this week and will likely be looking at two losses if this form continues.

12th - Cougars (last week 13th) Record: 0-3
Were in it up until halftime against the Flames before lack of depth ultimately ended their chances. Will stay in the bottom 3 or 4 spots in the standings unless someone comes in to help Field, which has not been confirmed. Doesn't get any easier with a trip up to Geraldton on Saturday and will be looking down the barrel of another big loss.


13th - Slammers (last week 14th) Record: 0-3
Voelkel finally joined the team last weekend, but that was countered by the other import (Livingston) not playing against the Tigers. It would have likely resulted in a win if he did so hopefully he's not out for long. Have a Suns/Redbacks double-header this week, and a very realistic chance of getting two wins if both imports play. Need to get a win or two to get some cred back.

14th - Magic (last week 11th) Record: 1-3
Two weeks ago I had the Magic at 14th then bumped them up to 11th after they actually showed something in a 16-point win over the Suns. But after scoring only 48 points in a 51-point loss to the Eagles, they're back down the bottom again. With Durnin hit and miss, and import Smith the Second almost dud-like, they're relying way too much on Stewart who I regard as one of the top imports in the league, unfortunately playing on a bad team. Away at Perry Lakes this week so another huge loss is possible.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Nice write up Barry.
With two starters to come in for Lakeside, meaning the 4 and 5 spots are well covered with 35+ min players.. could we see another club make a big $ offer to Shervil to entice him with mins elsewhere?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Lukosius, I noticed there's a player in the AFL by the same name. Any relation?

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anon  
Earlier this month

Why isn't T Jackson playing yet?

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Barry Ballbag  
Earlier this month

T Jackson has an injury.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

How can Perth be 8th in anyones rankings when they are 0-4?

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Anon  
Earlier this month

Most likely because they have a couple of very good imports still to arrive. But as Brian said, they are on their last chance as far as being ranked that high.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

tevin will likely miss the entire season, so he's a non factor

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Someone better tell Tevin he's out for the season. He will be quite upset.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

clubs may make big $ offers to shervill however given he has 2 years of college remaining i would say he would decline those offers to maintain his college eligibility

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Andrew  
Earlier this month

SBL Slam Radio Show is back

https://sblslamradioshow.podomatic.com

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Franko  
Earlier this month

What's with all the cyberbullying of the coaches? I thought that the aim of this forum was to share information about the sbl community not bad mouth coaches.

#OhWeLoveYouUtleyWeDo

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

keyboard warriors
armchair experts
trolls

forums are full of them

moving on

who are the early picks for All Star 5 and MVP?

Some early candidates for me
PG Shaun Stewart
SG Josh Braun
SF Ridell Camidge
F Gavin Field
C Jarrad Prue

MVP front runner Gavin Field

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

if coaches weren't sledged i dont think some teams would get a mention on this forum.
wolves and redbacks fans should just leave now.
utley has a long way to go to catch up!
ha ha

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

very important weekend for tigers facing eagles and senators. whilst they probably pencil themselves in for a win against east perth the performance against the Suns last week shows that they are very vulnerable right now. It looks like teams are going to play zone on them until they figure it out. If it wasnt for rookie Connor Mincherton catching fire against the Slammers last week they probably dont score enough to win that game.

On the other side of the coin, looking at the roster east perth have nobody would expect them to be competing with a loaded Wolves team like they did last week or beat a team like Mandurah who have 2 imports and Durnin.

Warwick are a tough outfit and playing pretty good basketball. Caleb Davis has been sensational for them as has King. I would expect them to beat the Tigers.

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Andrew  
Earlier this month

Thinking about heading down to Lakeside to watch the top of the table clash for the mens.
Haven't been there for a few years.

How packed does it get and how early should we get there to get reasonable seats?

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Moose  
Earlier this month

See Eric Milam is back at the Cougars. Nice support to help Gav

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Some observations so far tonight at half time...

Magic stinking it up against the Hawks, 27 down at the half.

Slammers can't play defence, giving up 61 in first half.

Once again the Wolves putting up more threes (21) than twos (19).

Godfrey not playing for the Flames, which is keeping Perth in the contest.

Tigers (47) vs Eagles (44) is the game of the night.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

...and Prue out injured after only 6 mins against the Wolves.

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Anon  
Earlier this month

Flames outrebound Redbacks 59-28 and still lose by 3. Wow.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

This round: Prue injured, Purser triple-double, Magic mens team should consider folding etc

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Eric Milam back in the SBL for the first time since 2015, when he averaged 22ppg for Cockburn

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Voelkel triple-double also

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JR  
Two weeks ago

Magic shouldn't fold, but it seems there are D league teams that would beat their sbl men’s team.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

SBL finally with an Instagram page and good articles coming out constantly.

WABL unfortunately...dont know what that nationals graphic was. They use Paint or something?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Tigers Men look to be in big trouble right now. for the budget they spend on their roster and the names they have, to be 3 and 3 right now is surely underachieving

considering none of the teams they have lost to are at full strength yet and Tigers have nobody else to come in the alarm bells should be well and truly ringing

Tigers bench contributed 6 points against warwick. Import Hymon 6 points.

Hymon averaging 8ppg 6rb and shooting 33% from the free throw line. Not what you would expect for a guy coming out of a quality program like Ole Miss.

Jackson Hussey is one of the premier PG's in the SBL. Damien Scott has been one of the better 2 guards in the league for quite some time. Barrow is a high level import with previous expereince in the SBL.

Whats going on down there at Tigerland?

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

Andrew did you end up going?

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Brian Ballbag  
Two weeks ago

Rankings after week 4....

1st - Buccs (last week 1st) Record: 4-1
Cruised to another victory, this time by 39 points over the Cougars, and their four wins have been by an average of 34 points. Can't see them being troubled by the Redbacks at home this week though the margin will probably be in the 20's.

2nd - Wolves (last week 2nd) Record: 5-0
Were rarely threatened in a 19-point win over Lakeside, though the Lightning fortunes were not helped by Armour finishing with a donut in 30 minutes and Prue getting injured after only 6 minutes. Opposition teams might start beating the Wolves when they realise that Camidge can't score inside the 3-point line - 25/52 threes but only 7/24 two-pointers. Tough weekend coming up with a Hawks/Suns double but I'm expecting two wins.

3rd - Hawks (last week 4th) Record: 3-2
I said they would crush the Magic and 47 points is a crushing in my books. Finally starting to hit their straps but have a tough one this week up at Joondalup. And in the back of their minds will be the 36-point loss they suffered at the hands of the Wolves in round one on the night they unveiled hung up their 2018 Championship Banner. Ouch. Won't be 36 points this time but I feel the Wolves have the edge this week.

4th - Flames (last week 3rd) Record: 3-2
Some questions being asked following a weekend where they were upset by an understrength Redbacks on Friday night, and then just got over the line against a tiring Giants on Sunday, only pulling away in the last few minutes. Travel up to Kalgoorlie this week for the return bout against the Giants which will be a beauty. Are 1-2 on the road this year and I'm picking they will be 1-3 after Saturday night.

5th - Giants (last week 6th) Record: 4-2
Showing they're a genuine team with a solid win over the Egales followed by a close loss at Rockingham, after they led by as many as 12 in the 3rd quarter. In some strange fixturing, they now host the Flames up in Kalgoorlie, and though Rockingham edged them out on Sunday, I'm leaning towards a close Goldfields victory this time around, moving them up to 4th in the rankings.

6th - Senators (last week 5th) Record: 2-2
Got pushed by the Tigers before pulling away in the dying minutes. Their bench is a concern with only one bench player scoring on Saturday and are struggling to get anything out of their guards outside of King. Will be hoping Anshilla gets cleared to play soon, but can breathe easy for now as they shouldn't have a problem getting past Mandurah this weekend at home.

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I feel the above six teams are a class above the other eight teams. And that has showed in the results so far as they hold a 13-1 record against the eight teams below. That one loss was on Friday night when the Redbacks had a 3-point win over the Flames. The Lightning, Eagles, Tigers and Suns all have three wins each. But none of those wins have been against any of the top-6 teams in the rankings.
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7th - Lightning (last week 7th) Record: 3-1
Struggled against the undefeated Wolves, particularly after Prue left the game injured in the first quarter. Armour being held scoreless in 30mins didn't help either. It was the first time they had played a top-6 ranked team and it showed. But luck still on their side as far as their soft schedule is concerned, as they have the Tigers this week followed by the Cougars on Easter Thursday. Tigers have nobody to stop Prue from getting 20+ boards, so it will be a Lakeside win if Prue plays, and a Tigers win if he doesn't.

8th - Redbacks (last week 8th) Record: 2-4
As their victory over the Slammers isn't a good guide, their upset win over the Flames is the only reason they are hanging on to 8th in the rankings. But that may not last for long after they head north to play the Buccs followed by an away game against the Senators five days later. I'm picking a 22-point loss up in Geraldton.

9th - Eastern Suns (last week 10th) Record: 3-3
After struggling in the first two weeks, they have bounced back with two wins in the past three games, both by 20+ points. Their problem is they either win big or lose big - their last two wins have been by 26 points and 20 points, while their three losses have been by 33, 16 and 29 points. So this week we will see a 16-point win over Cockburn on Friday followed by a 22-point loss to the Wolves on Sunday.

10th - Tigers (last week 11th) Record: 3-3
Finally showed something with a 22-point over East Perth before going down in a close one to the Senators. It appears they will live and die off the form of Barrow - he is averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds in their three wins, but only 10 points and 5 rebounds in their three losses. That's a remarkable difference. Have the Lightning this week at Lakeside, and I honestly think they will only win if Prue does not play.

11th - Eagles (last week 9th) Record: 3-3
Brought back down to Earth with a couple of losses and have now lost Dech for the season. Have a chance to right the ship against the Slammers this week, but they are small and the physicality of Voelkel will trouble them. I'm picking an upset 8-point win to the South West.

12th - Cougars (last week 12th) Record: 0-4
Were never in it up in Geraldton, despite the addition of import Milam who fouled out after only 17 minutes. Field only playing 10 minutes is also a concern, so is he injured?? With a Suns/Slammers double-header this week, they would have liked their chances of at least splitting the weekend. But if Field is out they have no chance.

13th - Slammers (last week 13th) Record: 0-5
Had their full team for the first time on the weekend but still ended up with a pair of losses against two other teams outside of the eight. With Voelkel better for the run, they would like their chances against both the Eagles and Cougars this week and I'm picking an upset win over East Perth. And if Field doesn't play, expect them to also get past the Cougars.

14th - Magic (last week 14th) Record: 1-4
A 47-point loss to the Hawks means that the Magic have lost their last 2 games by a total of 98 points. And this was straight after a solid 16-point away win over Kalamunda. Import Smith the Second finally starting to show signs of life, but he is still on the second line of betting as far as which import goes home next (behind Hymon of the Tigers). The Magic need a combined 70 points at a minimum from Smith, Stewart and Durnin to be competitive - they're currently getting around 50 so they are 20 points off the pace. No easier this week and we should expect a 20+ loss to the Senators.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Durnin is completely wasted in Mandurah. They barely run anything for him and when hey do it's the same action over and over. It’s predictable and the good teams who have scouted properly easily see it coming and counter it.

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Moose  
Two weeks ago

A bit tough on Rockingham given no Godfrey in the loss to Perth then no Hire versus the Giants yesterday. Both you would expect to suit up in Kal along with Robbins to make his Flames debut I'm hearing

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Prues injury looked like a hamstring so would be in doubt for the next few weeks.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

i dont think its a bit tough on rockingham at all!

yes they didnt have godfrey against redbacks but mate they still had a roster that most teams in the league would die for!

your telling me a roster that includes greg hire, caleb white, josh ritchart, luke travers, chudier Pal, the beard bros and jarryd griffin is not enough to beat a redbacks team that has joel wagner and marshall nelson, no imports and a bunch of young kids?

please!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Ballbags assessment of lakeside was pretty accurate for here and now but once they get Isenbarger and Vigor in their lineup will change them dramatically

the loss of Prue is huge though. it will be interesting to see how they travel without him pulling down his standard 20 boards a night

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

Yep, Brian's opinion of the Flames is on the money. The lineup they fielded against Perth should have got them a 10+ point win. And then a fresh Godfrey comes in for Hire against a Giants team who had only played 12 hours earlier, while the Flames hadn't played since Friday night. And they only just got past them at home after trailing for a lot of it. You can also add their big loss in round one against the Buccs despite fielding a full team except for Hire - and they could only manage 70 points. So yes the Flames (on paper) are a top-4 team. But they aren't really playing like it just yet. The game in Kal this week will be a good test as they should have everyone.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Cant see Hire travelling to Kal

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Andrew  
Two weeks ago

Perthworld yeah I made it down there. Carpark was packed and the stadium was 90% full with similar capacity to the new Joondalup stadium. Nice sound system compared to the distorting speakers at Joondalup ha ha

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

of course hire will travel to kal. why wouldnt he?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I think it is time for the S.B.L to review the playoff situation in both mens and womens comps .
maybe both comps a top 4or5 instead of a top 8.
make the competition red hot from the start, got imports and players picking and choosing where and when they want to play.
just my thoughts- the n-b-l and wnbl do it, other comps around the country as well . I would be interested in peoples thoughts , get sick of hearing that this team is not at full strength blah blah blah , make the losses hurt instead of sneaking into the 8.

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koberulz  
Two weeks ago

When you can pay players enough for them to make SBL a priority, that might work.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

easy solution. make it a ten team comp. top 4 finals. shorten season. don't worry about comparing to NBL, just and get on the same level as the NZ NBL and we might not lose our best players there.

Rhys Vague
Sunday Dech
Lochie Cummins
Daniel Grida
Bryan Michaels

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

its not about the money other than the very few that play wnbl and nbl . lets be honest most of the imports are all on the same coin. yeah pay the good imports more money and have them for the 9-12 games only but you risk missing the playoffs because its the top 5, not the top 8. all im saying is that there is more on the line week in and week out.

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

Lochy Cummings is off to NZ ?

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koberulz  
Two weeks ago

its not about the money other than the very few that play wnbl and nbl . lets be honest most of the imports are all on the same coin.
It's about money in the sense that they aren't paid enough to make SBL their number one priority, and until such time as that changes yeah, teams are going to be without players.

Nobody's going to drop their full-time job, or a friend or family member's wedding, or a higher-paying gig overseas, just so they can earn an extra $20. And teams are going to continue to gamble on players that aren't available for the full season because if you have those players come playoffs it doens't matter if you only squeak in. If anything getting rid of playoff spots will mean some teams just give up, and don't bother bringing players of that quality to the league at all.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Josh Braun Player of the Week

Suns got a real nice import there. Word is that their second import is not far away

Suns currently sitting 3 and 3 with one import and a few other key players out. Timms is playing some outstanding basketball. If their second import is decent and they can get the likes of Tim Squire and Jono Diaz back up and running they could be back in the playoffs for the first time in a long time

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

What was the bombshell dropped on SBL slam?

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

Lacko talking himself up again

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

Redhage back at the Redbacks.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

^source?

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koberulz  
Two weeks ago

I haven't listened to the show, but the description saying Lackovic mentioned a possible inclusion and the picture being of Redhage isn't subtle.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Redhage possible inclusion isn't scaring the Wolves, Hawks, Rockingham etc. maybe the bubble teams may be a bit under the pump, but there are better teams out there already.

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

We at the Wolves are chuckling at this latest development.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

There wasn't any 'bombshell', that's for sure. Basically Lacko said the following....

- Pesava definitely playing for Redbacks.
- Bowen will still be playing at certain times including this week in Gero.
- He is working on Redhage as a possible mid-season addition.
- DeMuynck should be on-court by Easter, and Roberts not long after Easter.

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

So..

Wagner
Nelson
Coburn
Pesava
DeMuynck
Redhage
Bowen
Gattorna
Roberts

Who starts?

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anon  
Two weeks ago

You need like 3 seasons for that group to ever Gel who cares who starts who shoots Nelson getting his shots Demunyck will want his as well in 40 min game and with that lineup everyone needs to be okay with 9-10 shots a game maybe.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Given Bowen is going to be sporadic at best you would say their starting lineup likely looks like

Wagner
Nelson
Demuynk
Redhage
Roberts

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stefanp  
Two weeks ago

daz a stacked line up if they all gel boi

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anon  
Two weeks ago

fa sho if ye kno wat im sayin cuz

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stefanp  
Two weeks ago

you tryna play me son? dont be racist, or you can kiss my black assssssssss nahmeannnnnnnnnnnn

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

When are wabl fixtures out?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Any preview/tips for this week?

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anon  
Two weeks ago

EP vs Slammers EP by 5
LL vs WT LL by 3
CC vs KS KS by 8
GB vs PR GB by 15
GG vs RF GG by 3
SW vs CC SW by 5
JW vs PLH PLH by 4
WS vs MM WS by 15
KS vs JW JW by 8

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Eagles vs Slammers
No Dech - Slammers by 8

Lightning vs Tigers
No Prue - Tigers by 10

Cougars vs Suns
Suns by 12

Buccs vs Redbacks
Bowen back for Redbacks - Buccs by 10

Giants vs Flames
No Hire - Giants by 6

Slammers vs Cougars
Slammers vs 8

Wolves vs Hawks
Hawks by 10

Senators vs Magic
Senators by 25

Suns vs Wolves
Wolves by 10

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

where is brian ballbag?

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

His latest rankings are further up the page you doofus

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

If Willeton can't beat Lakeside with 1 import+ Armour then stick a fork in them

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Tigers definitely in a spot of bother. Hymon came out with the expectation of being a 20/20 type guy, barely giving them 10/10.

Their female import lit it up though, 28/20 to earn a solid win. Still an import coming, Wendi Bibbons

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Anonymous  
Last week

yes the tigers arent getting anything from hymon but to be fair they arent getting what they should out of barrow, scott or hussey either.

andrew black being out injured and noordehoek now out for season hurts their depth. It must be depressing for the coaching staff to look down the end of their bench and see one of their starting 5 level players sitting by the water cooler as the most talented team manager in the SBL. Nic Cody fit and healthy would be really handy for them right now.

that aside there are a lot of teams that would kill for a starting 5 that included hussey scott and barrow. on paper its one of the best backcourts in the league. so is this a coaching issue rather than a talent issue?

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Anonymous  
Last week

Cummings to NZ NBL, leaving Hawks for Southern Huskies

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Andrew  
Last week

Went to the Wolves vs Hawks game on Saturday.

Wolves lost due to poor shot selection mainly due to Ross (although he did hit some big 3s)
They looked best when they were running it through some hands and getting it inside.

In the end it was death by "Sniper".
Clint Steindl was the difference maker. The way he hits the 3's with people in his face (due to his height and shooting technique) was just too much for the Wolves to handle.

Also the Wolfpack crowd is a bit lame. The Hawks supporters (and the players) were much louder and cheered more passionately.

I felt a bit weird chanting defense and clapping only to find I was the only one. C'mon Green Army get a little bit more passionate.

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Anonymous  
Last week

ahhhhwooo

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Anonymous  
Last week

I think Brian Ballbag called it in one of his rankings updates, but the Wolves are really living on the edge with their 3-point shooting. 38 threes launched against the Wolves (and 39 twos), and followed up with an incredible 48 threes against the Suns (28 twos). Huntington scored a donut in 24mins against the Suns but only put up 2 shots. I wonder what he thought of all those missiles flying over his head.

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Perthworld  
Last week

Great, another team thinking they can be like the Golden State Warriors and it's the Wolves. :/

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Anonymous  
Last week

is brian voekel injured ?

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Anonymous  
Last week

Ryan Baumgarten seems to have gone MIA, seems to have dropped off the map on court and his off-court performances are really beginning to show these struggles. Can anyone confirm this for me please?

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Anonymous  
Last week

Who?

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Anonymous  
Last week

potential grand final matchup tonight with flames and wolves

who will get the w tonight?

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Perthworld  
Last week

Wolves.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Wolves fined $1000 for recruiting breaches

http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi...

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Anonymous  
Last week

Or to be exact....

http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=0-892-0-0-0&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=65083636

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Anonymous  
Last week

pretty much every single club could be fined if this is the case

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Anonymous  
Last week

Hahaha wow
The player must have lodged a formal complaint. Theres no way the league was proactively looking into things otherwise every club would be cooked

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Perthworld  
Last week

It seems like if you can't beat them AND can't join them at least you can dob them into the commission. What a dog act.

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Anonymous  
Last week

1000 is a decent fine for SBL. when was the last that big?

thinking that i might donate all my parking and speeding fines to charity.
I am sure the govt will be ok with that!

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Mr T  
Last week

Let me get this straight. The Wolves breach, don't challenge the breach. They admit, albeit what appears reluctantly, to the breach. And you lay the blame with the player? Did you forget to switch your brain on this morning?

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Anonymous  
Last week

Any tips for this round?

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Anonymous  
Last week

Yeah got a tip, NZNBL is live streamed , as too is nbl1, watch that instead

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Anonymous  
Last week

Any other SBL clubs apart from the Buccs and Giants live streaming this year?

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Brian Ballbag  
Last week

Rankings after week 5....

1st - Buccs (last week 1st) Record: 5-1
Were pushed by a young Redbacks team before pulling away late. Have a bye over Easter before playing the Giants in their annual back-to-back regional clash next weekend.

2nd - Wolves (last week 2nd) Record: 6-1
Got rolled by the defending champion Hawks but atoned with a comfortable win over Kalamunda on Sunday. Hanging on to 2nd in the rankings by the barest of margins, but that could change depending on the result of tonight's game-of-the-round against the Flames. If Hire does not play for the Flames, I'm picking the Wolves in a close one, by 6 points. If Hire does play then it will be 6 points in Rockingham's favour.

3rd - Hawks (last week 3rd) Record: 4-2
Had an important win over the Wolves up at Joondalup, which ordinarily would push them up to 2nd in the rankings. However it was their last game with Cummings and he is a big loss, hence why I'm keeping them 3rd for now. Have the Tigers tonight at home, and although it won't be a pushover, I'm predicting a 16-point win.

4th - Flames (last week 4th) Record: 4-2
Passed the test in Kalgoorlie last week (and without Hire), which further strengthened their championship credentials. Another big one tonight up at Joondalup which will see a 6 point margin to one of the teams, depending on whether Hire plays or not.

5th - Senators (last week 6th) Record: 3-2
Comfortable 30-point win over the Magic was predicted, particularly with Anshilla now in the line-up. A lot tougher this week against an improving Redbacks team, but they should get past them by 12 points.

6th - Giants (last week 5th) Record: 4-3
Dropped an important home game against the Flames, which sees them drop a spot in the rankings. Have this weekend off to recover before facing the Buccs twice next weekend.

7th - Lightning (last week 7th) Record: 4-1
Although missing three starters, they still got the job done against Willetton, though a lot of that can be down to the Tiger's (very) poor form. Have only played one team with a winning record and that continues this week with a meeting against the Cougars. Prue should be back which means the Lightning by 12.

8th - Redbacks (last week 8th) Record: 2-5
Pushed the Buccs until the dying minutes. Form is better than their win/loss record shows as they still don't have any imports and have probably had the toughest schedule to date (have only played one team with a losing record). Another tough one this week will see them take it to the the Senators but go down by 12 points.

9th - Eastern Suns (last week 9th) Record: 3-5
Most inconsistent team in the competition and they also struggle on double-header weekends. Chance to get back on the winning list tonight against the Eagles in what will be a shootout. And I'm predicting an upset 8-point win to the Suns.

10th - Eagles (last week 11th) Record: 4-3
Just got past the Slammers but are another team with a soft start to the season in a fixturing sense (five of their 7 games have been against teams with losing records). Another losing-record team tonight in the Suns and I'm picking an 8-point loss.

11th - Cougars (last week 12th) Record: 2-4
Broke the duck last week against Kalamunda and followed that the next night with a win over the Slammers. Though he's not setting the world on fire, adding import Milam takes some load off Field, and that should help tonight against the Lightning though I predict the Cougars will lose by 12.

12th - Tigers (last week 10th) Record: 3-4
Last week I said "It appears they will live and die off the form of Barrow - he is averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds in their three wins, but only 10 points and 5 rebounds in their three losses.".... Well I was spot on. They lost to a Lightning team missing 3 starters and Barrow gets 10pts and 4rebs, and they drop to 12th in the rankings. It gets no easier tonight and they will get done by the Hawks by 16.

13th - Slammers (last week 13th) Record: 0-7
They will be hurting after a pair of close losses against two teams in the bottom half of the standings. A chance to redeem this week against the Magic and get their first win of the season, but there is uncertainty over the fitness of Voelkel. If he plays they will beat the Magic by 6 points. If he does not then they lose by 8 points.

14th - Magic (last week 14th) Record: 1-5
A 31-point loss to the Senators means that the Magic have lost their last 3 games by a total of 129 points. No better chance of bouncing back than this week when they go up against the winless Slammers. It will be either an 8-point Magic win or 6-point loss, depending if Voelkel suits up for the Slammers.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Marshall Nelson with 42 of the Redbacks' 84 vs Senators...

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JR  
Last week

42 points off 22 shots is pretty efficient.

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Spectator  
Last week

Would Camidge be the worst import in the League this season?

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Anonymous  
Last week

No the worst import in the league would be Hymon from Willeton.

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Anonymous  
Last week

You wonder how accurately we can even rely on SBL stats. Was physically at the Wolves Flames game and counted 5+ blocks for Kevin Davis, not even talking questionable ones, these were rejections into the baseline. Stats say 3...

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Red74  
Last week

Feel free to volunteer your time to do the stats yourself then

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JR  
Last week

Red74 if they are going to do stats then they should get them right. Otherwise why bother, we should just make them up

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Red74  
Last week

I am a statistician for the sbl and nbl and if you think you can do better, we are always on the lookout for more volunteers. No one is perfect and as humans we do make mistakes

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Leave the stats people alone. Like the scorebench 'sisterhood' (shoutout to all the guys doing score bench also!), the wabl kids wiping floors, the mums cooking post-game meals - the SBL needs volunteers for there to be a League. As Red said, if you feel so comfortable in your ability to identify how many rebounds or blocks Player X has each week, then either contact your local association or even BWA and say you would like to get formally qualified to do stats or jump on a scorebench (Word of advice, its not as easy as it may seem from the bleachers and you probably want to ease yourself in with a few wabl games first!) - who knows you may end up doing NBL some day. Otherwise leave the people who donate countless hours each season alone - god knows we need them alot more than some of the clowns on here.

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JR  
Last week

[email protected] reread my post. I did not attack these volunteers simply suggested an effort should be made to their accuracy.. why so touchy?!

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JR  
Last week

And perhaps the fact they aren't given some type of remuneration for their time is part of the problem here

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Red74  
Last week

Most of us dont get paid for our time, however this wouldnt/shouldnt effect the stats recording. The position of the stats bench also has an influence on the recording. Sometimes we have to look around mulitple players, refs and coaches!

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JR  
Last week

And I have done stats before and have even been commended by players for accurately charting the assists they get, they commonly complain of them being missed.. so been there, done that

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JR  
Last week

Red74 I take your point but if all of the stats people were remunerated then they wouldn't mind reviewing the video and correcting any omissions, albeit minor as I am sure they would be.
My point is players rely on these to pick up their next contract in the case of all imported players and other or to get to play NCAA in the case of notable juniors. It has a bigger impact than you could imagine.

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Perthworld  
Last week

JR I'm with you but everyone loves to be outraged these days. Accuracy matters no matter paid or volunteer.

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JR  
Last week

Perthworld I was going to say the same but feared it may fuel the fire. So because the canteen lady is a volunteer and say you buy a drink for $3.60 you would accept $4.20 change from $10 just because she is a volunteer, thereby making errors and omissions acceptable. Long story short, I agree

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Moose  
Last week

I see both sides to the argument but agree that if that is your job, the minimum requirement is that you should do it to a decent level at the very least - as was said, people's futures whether it be contracts or college ball, depend on those very stats.

On a different note, if you could make three changes to the league - what would they be and why?

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JR  
Last week

Haha.. dangerous question Moose.. could open Pandora's box here

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Anonymous  
Last week

I'll add to this, I fully understand people make mistakes and that there are Circumstances such as people getting in line of sight to cause error.

However maybe process needs to change, and tape reviewed to allow the most accurate results to be presented. Isn’t the SBL on betting sites now? The league is only going to be as professional and prestigious as what we make it. If we accept that errors like Kevin Davis being having 3 blocks instead of 6 (went through HUDL and counted) , then what is that saying about our league.

We rely on stats to scout opponents, to promote our league, to present awards. What are these all based off?

Anyway, again my point isn’t that the people aren’t doing their job to the best of their abilities, my point is that maybe there needs to be added measures to ensure we are getting it right. (Review post game, paid extra to do so)

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Spectator  
Last week

Moose I'll bite.
1. Referees held more accountable when they do a bad game yet still seem to be given decent games the following weeks
2. 4/6 & 5/7 to become the Saturday norm for game times. 730 being latest for men only Buccs/Giants games; Makes it far more family/wabl friendly
3. Grand Final to be a best of 3 in a HHA format. Lower ranked team has to win one away from home to earn the right to get decider played on their court

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koberulz  
Last week

That is the worst idea for a playoff series I've ever heard.

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Spectator  
Last week

Well isn't it great then nobody really values your outspoken opinions then KR

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Steven  
Last week

HHA Spectator you're a moron.

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Spectator  
Last week

At least give me an alternative rather than just label me a moron. Higher seed gets the biggest advantage, lower seed if they pull off an upset gets to host the decider. It's not horrible. Better than two three game series into a one off grand final on the worst rings in the state.

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koberulz  
Last week

"Lower seed gets to host the decider" is absurd.

Why do we need to provide an alternative when literally every other playoff format ever designed is a better option?

When every team gets a venue with the capacity of Bendat, a HAH or AHH series might be plausible, but until then Bendat is going to continue to host even if it does expand to best of three.

Imagine trying to host a grand final game at one of the venues that doesn't even have seats.

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Mike Clarke  
Last week

Home, Bendat, Bendat (if required)?

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Steven  
Last week

No need for alternative.

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Anonymous  
Yesterday

one game GFs wont be changing anytime soon

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JR  
Yesterday

They tried a 3 game series years ago, everyone hated it and attendance wasn't very good. Giants vs Slammers 1995 IIRC

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Sunset Sam  
Yesterday

Isn't it fantastic to see so many of the 2000-2001 WABL Group transitioning through to SBL level...

COCKBURN COUGARS (1)
Logan Franich

EAST PERTH EAGLES (0)
Nil

JOONDALUP WOLVES (0)
Nil

KALAMUNDA EASTERN SUNS (0)
Nil

LAKESIDE LIGHTNING (4)
Nick Blight
Josh Davey
Isaac Grida
Liam Hislop

MANDURAH MAGIC (1)
Chad Miegel

PERTH REDBACKS (4)
Kyle Bowen
Lach Forrest
Jordan Herbert
Derek Igbenoba

PERRY LAKES HAWKS (2)
Denzel Jackson
Adrian Nobensi

ROCKINGHAM FLAMES (2)
Callum Beard
Luke Travers

SOUTH WEST SLAMMERS (1)
Lucas Goff

WILLETTON TIGERS (4)
Hamish Cummings
Travis Fee
Dylan Hampson
Connor Micherton

WARWICK SENATORS (3)
Ollie Cross
Jordan Deegan
Wani Swaka Lo Buluk

That is a total of 22 players who are 18 & 19 years of age playing in the league.

Are there any other notable omissions from this list? Noteable exceptions would include Luke Jackson - Willetton Tigers (AFL) and Marshall Kearing - Mandurah Magic (Big V).

Obviously some clubs have better development pathways than others?

Who are the next batch of talent coming through?

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Sunset Sam  
Yesterday

^^ 2000 / 2001 Birth Year ^^

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Anonymous  
Yesterday

Chuatwech Reath for East Perth. Arguably averaging more minutes than most of those names you have mentioned above.

Southwest 2000 born Matt Leary and Archie Hal both at East Perth too.

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Sunset Sam  
Yesterday

That makes 25 players in the SBL competition who are 2000 / 2001 Birth Year...

COCKBURN COUGARS (1)
Logan Franich

EAST PERTH EAGLES (3)
Archie Hal
Matt Leary
Chuatwech Reath

JOONDALUP WOLVES (0)
Nil

KALAMUNDA EASTERN SUNS (0)
Nil

LAKESIDE LIGHTNING (4)
Nick Blight
Josh Davey
Isaac Grida
Liam Hislop

MANDURAH MAGIC (1)
Chad Miegel

PERTH REDBACKS (4)
Kyle Bowen
Lach Forrest
Jordan Herbert
Derek Igbenoba

PERRY LAKES HAWKS (2)
Denzel Jackson
Adrian Nobensi

ROCKINGHAM FLAMES (2)
Callum Beard
Luke Travers

SOUTH WEST SLAMMERS (1)
Lucas Goff

WILLETTON TIGERS (4)
Hamish Cummings
Travis Fee
Dylan Hampson
Connor Micherton

WARWICK SENATORS (3)
Ollie Cross
Jordan Deegan
Wani Swaka Lo Buluk

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Anonymous  
Yesterday

Really only bowen,travis, and wani (the aus reps) are playing any "real" mins there rest are “contracted”

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Franko  
A few hours ago

Taylor Land suiting up for the suns on Thursday night, back to the Utley grit and grind, surely land would be past it??

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Moose  
A few hours ago

Land will provide some great leadership for a relatively young Suns squad. Won't score much but will definitely free up the likes of Braun, Easley & Timms

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