Anon
Two weeks ago

Southern Huskies

Jordan Vandenberg lined up for the Southern Huskies in an exhibition game vs the Northwest Thunder + locals last night.

The Huskies lost. Huskies missing Jones and Nichols from known players.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

It's going to be a long season if he’s the best five they can bring in.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Clearly however is posting this knows nothing about the final line up of the Southern Huskies.

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

With game 1 less than 2 weeks away, the Huskies final line up would want to start lining up soon.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Huskies have had 0 training runs with a full squad. Being beaten by the side from the N/W without 3 of your starters is no biggie.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Which three starters are they ? They will have to be good.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Read the topic. There is 2.

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Isaac  
Two weeks ago

How did Vandenberg go in the game mentioned?

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

Nichols and Jones are two.

This will be the highest level Nichols has ever played and he will be late to the team anyway.

If upon joining the Nichols is a starter then it is a gamble to suggest he will transform the teams relatively inexperienced (at NZ level) guard stocks.

No clue who the third missing starter is - almost has to be a decent 5 man.

The Huskies first named signing Muo, is out unless he plays until Nichols arrives. Then decision time there.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Haters that don't even know who will be in their lineup. That's the joke right there.

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

The Huskies lost. You are kidding!

I think that tells us straight away that the Huskies bench depth is fairly shallow and game minutes for them will be hard to come by.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Moller, Jalen Billup, Mason Bragg, Bryan Michaels, Marcel Jones, Tre Nichols etc

line up looking ok, would have been stronger with Froling but you can not hold a bloke back from having a crack at the NBA.


Haters gonna hate

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Haters who don't even know the full team list. Fools.

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Thunder Jam  
Two weeks ago

Seen it all on here now, Taylor Swift is IN THE HOUSE!

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

She sure is, just hope this isn't all an act like Taylor Swift!

Seriously though, who is hating?

Of course the team list isn't fully known, that's partly why these forums exist.

So we can speculate.

Sheesh talk about sensitive.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Vandenberg was average and that's being kind, can’t see him lasting after first round. While Moller is a good pick the loss of Froling in the five will be massive.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Billups and Nichols can go. Don't underestimate them. They can all easily play at this level. Billups was a legit college player who didn’t quite make it because he had a heart condition. He has a pacemaker which hasn’t stopped him from being a dominant player at every level he has played. Michaels is a Wildcats DP. He’s much better than what he looks like. I wouldn’t write this team off just yet. I’m not expecting them to dominate, but they will def hold their own.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

The team list is known. That's the point. The only addition was Vandenberg.
Yet people here are happy to criticise when the list has been released for a VERY LONG time. Just look on their FB page.
Billups announced Dec 10. Nichols announced 14 Dec. Muo Dec 19. Michaels Dec21.
Pretty clear isn't it.

Idiot haters gonna hate because they have no knowledge.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

2 days left 5 players not announced

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SCOUT  
Two weeks ago

anon 815 on the niggle, trolling

must be bored

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SCOUT  
Two weeks ago

https://southernhuskies.com.au/team/

815 can you count?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

North west Tasmania beat them in there first hit out, Nichols wasn't there but he’ll be facing the likes of Ili and a much better pool of guards, especially if he is playing the two and Bragg playing the one. It’s not all doom and gloom but they need a five man and Vandenberg isn’t it, but anyone thinking there going to win the comp are dreaming. If they play finals it would be a great result, but I’m thinking around sixth. That would still be a good result as setting up club and getting a team together from scratch isn’t easy plus the different local and import rule confusion at the start never helped. Hopefully Muo is allowed to play but I still see he’s listed as an import. They haven’t even trained together as a full team with two players still in the Asian league.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Who the starter for Southern Huskies

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

Why would Muo be an import? He's an Aussie citizen.

And Billups can hold down the 5 for sure.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Well Muo played a few games for South Sudan, there was kings dp a few years back that got a few games for Holland, Australian born, NZ mother I believe but was classed as an import. Strange rules but unless changed that's the way it is, hopefully they change to allow Muo to play.
If Bilups can play the five great but didn’t look that way last week end, it would be the answer even though there’d be small.
Starting five be at a guess
Bilups
Moller
Jones
Nichols
Bragg
It gets a little thin after that, hopefully Muo, Ratclife, Michaels, and who knows.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Any news on Muo if he can play or anything about his replacement

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Muo is still an import but there is an appeal, due to his age you would hope South Sudan release him even though he is a Australian citizen.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Muo didn't play for the Hobart Huskies tonight. The assumption is he will be cleared to play for the Southern Huskies
Idiots seem to think that you can switch between Leagues. IE. NBL1 and the NZBL. You can't.

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Scout  
Last week

Huskies have continued with signings from WA and picked up Lochlan Cummings......anyone know anything about him?

re switching between nbl1 and nz nbl is this a hard and fast rule? Would like to think some of the Hobart Huskies such as Jack Stanwix could get a run in the Nz team

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Anonymous  
Last week

Muo ruled out, could now be going back to qbl is the latest. Southern Huskies had to name eight players that were not allowed to play for Hobart huskies, so they couldn't load up in the nbl1 when nznbl finished. I think nbl 1 players can go up and back down as long as you’re not one of the eight.

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Anonymous  
Last week

AFAIK once you have played a game for with team you can't switch.
The assumption now is that Brian Michales in now gone.
With Muo not eligible it would free up a lot of salary I am betting.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Michales is injured.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Cummings is a Perth Wildcats DP. He is a 6'3 SG/PG with the ability to finish around the basket and hit the 3 ball. Not outright quick or athletic but uses change of direction and hesitation moves very well to create space. Reads defenses well. He should fit in well for the Huskies. He won a SBL championship last season with The Perry Lakes Hawks and was a major part of that teams success. He and Bragg will work well together. Both skill sets complement each other.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Michaels is a bust. Injured and damaged goods unfortunately. Potentially a good player but he needed t be game ready.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Michaels is a bust. Injured and damaged goods unfortunately. Potentially a good player but he needed to be game ready.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Michaels can flat out play. It's a shame he’s injured.

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Anonymous  
Last week

14 hour flight with half the team flying in tomorrow morning for game on same evening, not very good preparation.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Muo cannot play - is ineligible for boomers and tall blacks

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XRumerTest  
Last week

Hello. And Bye.

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LC  
Last week

The Southern Huskies this week will make their much-anticipated debut in Sal's New Zealand National Basketball League (NZ NBL). While they will break new ground and create history in becoming the first Australian team to play in a New Zealand professional league, they may well be embarking on the biggest road trip in Australian sporting history.

Southern Huskies embark on historic journey in NZ NBL

Watch all three of their games live on The Pick and Roll.

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Anonymous  
Last week

5pm Aussie time.

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Anonymous  
Last week

If they win one game this weekend it'll be ok, two great, three a miracle. They ain’t beating Wellington and Hawks Bay will be tough.

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LC  
Last week

Kickert is out for Hawke's Bay.

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Anonymous  
Last week

"The biggest road trip in Australian sporting history".....ummm, not even close.
In the early NBL days Illawarra flew to Perth on a Friday and played the Wildcats Friday night, flew to Adelaide the next morning and played the 36ers on Saturday night, then flew to Melbourne Sunday morning to play the Tigers Sunday afternoon.
That Sunday evening they flew back to Sydney and jumped in a bus for the ride back to Wollongong.
That certainly shits over a 'tough 3 gamer' to NZ.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Pretty sure you will find that they have a lot of driving to do once in NZ.

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Anonymous  
Last week

So how long was that ago? 35years?

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Perthworld  
Last week

Mid-2000s Wildcats did Brisbane on a Wednesday, Townsville on a Friday and Cairns on Saturday. One such trip they won the first two games and went to 2OT before losing in the third!

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Perthworld  
Last week

... and wouldn't the mileage of that trip going coast-to-coast return and up the length of Queensland be longer?

Southern Huskies may want to start fact checking properly before making such claims.

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SCOUT  
Last week

wow some precious souls on here asking for fact checking - get over it.

They are marketing and getting everyone talking about it.....doing a good job of that!

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Anonymous  
Last week

What happened to Jordan Vandenberg
went to north carolina state college, Summer league with New York Knicks , half a year with Sydney kings, his career simes to be going down hill


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Anonymous  
Last week

Huskies win in a 100-99 thriller.
Nichols: 30 points
Moller: 27 Points, 17 Rebounds
Billups: 26 Points

Is Nichols good enough to secure an NBL contract?

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Anonymous  
Last week

Bilups defensively was a liability, lunging at three point shooters and getting fouled out, to short to play 4 in nbl, one magical dunk in there as well.

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Anonymous  
Last week

How many people are allowed to sit on a bench? I counted 14. Are there different rules in the NZBL?

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LC  
Last week

Good start given travel and limited preparation. Wellington will be a tougher test.

5pm AEST on Friday via The Pick and Roll.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Nichols as a budget import in the point guard spot could play nbl

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Anonymous  
Last week

Nichol's can hoop. Billups is a beast when fit. Just shows you how blinkered the NBL is in not identifying these players.

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Anonymous  
Last week

^^^
Not certain you no how tough the nbl is, we will see tomorrow against Wellington where they stand.

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Perthworld  
Last week

Nice win Huskies.

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LC  
Last week

Despite trailing by as may as 13 points in the third term, the Huskies clawed the deficit back before holding on for a thrilling 1 point win. Craig Moller was the standout, amassing 27 points with 17 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals as the travel-weary Huskies ensured a win as the first Australian team to play in a New Zealand national league.

Moller leads Huskies to winning debut

They take on Wellington today who boast a star-studded lineup. The Saints boast a star-studded line-up led by New Zealand Breakers guard Shea Ili. This season he is joined by a trio of Australian NBL stars Nick Kay, Rob Loe and Reuban Te Rangi. Newly signed Cairns Taipan Sunday Dech was also recently added to the roster, so the Huskies can expect to have their work cut out of them in the second leg of a three-game road trip.

Watch the game live on The Pick and Roll.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Hopefully they don't get smashed tonight, Wellington are loaded and Huskies will be exhausted.

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Anonymous  
Last week

"Newly signed Cairns Taipan Sunday Dech was also recently added to the roster" wrong low budget club LC

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Anonymous  
Last week

Huskies getting smashed, Bilups can't defend and my grand mother sets better screens. Moller and Nichols looking the pick but rest squad stage fright.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Kay tearing Bilups apart, lol. To many turnovers from huskies.

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Anonymous  
Last week

have the Huskies got DP players

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Anonymous  
Last week

Huskies getting screwed under the bucket though, fouls at one end not at the other.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Nichols 7 turn overs. Team D non existent, offensively to one out. If Huskies want to compete they got make changes, probably let Bilups go for a quality five man, vandenburg back up, Froling big loss.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Masunda and Radcliffe found wanting. Vandenburg is still a white stiff. No Muo hurts them badly.
However the talent in the Saints side is simply outstanding. Huskies did well not to lose by 40.

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paul  
Last week

Huskies have had 3 trainings together and don't have Marcel Jones yet. They need some time together to gel before they make changes. Billups would want to get fit in a hurry though, and show some appetite for D.

To be a genuine contender I think they need to add another NZNBL level guard, not necessarily a star, just someone who can carry a few minutes and help the team.

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Hogwash  
Last week

Kay, TeRangi, Ili, Ngatai, Loe and Dech.
Wellington are stacked.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Bilups seems to talk the talk but looks a long way off, can't even set a screen, hopefully Jones can play the 3 allowing Moller to the 4 spot where he’s not lost on the wing. Muo loss just on a size value is bad plus he has game. Try find a local 5 keep vandenburg as well, punt Bilups and bring in Muo as import.

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Anonymous  
Last week

If you wanted to get rid of Billups get a stud import. Money already saved with Muo out and add Billups why bring back Muo.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Muo is available, you are right though, they need a defencive five man urgently.

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Anonymous  
Yesterday

sign smith milner a new zealander

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Anonymous  
Yesterday

^^^^^
Great idea, even Trist as he played less than 7.5 minutes game time required, but both are signed to nbl1 clubs. It's exactly what they need though, a banger on the inside.

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Anonymous  
Yesterday

No defence huskies, long season ahead. This is no chump league. To be fair they look exhausted.

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Anonymous  
Yesterday

Only Moller plays any D, Bilups 32 points his aponent 33. Huskies need defensive 5 man urgently or season will be wooden spoon. To much iso on offence as well.

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Anonymous  
Yesterday

marcel jones still coming

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Anonymous  
Yesterday

^^^^^
Three games, 99, 27 in the red against Wellington and 105 today, as previously said, no defence. They had the right idea chasing Froling, not certain either American imports are at the next level.

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Anonymous  
Yesterday

BOth can play. NO one seems to understand the travel they have had to even get to the Shaky Isles. Jones in and player changes must happen. Clearly most of the locals are not next level let alone NBL.

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