Anonymous
Years ago

Basketball Brothers Aussies/Kiwis

See how many we can name.

Thon and Matur Maker
Mark and Brad Dalton
Mike, Glen and Brett Ellis
Gorjok and Deng Gak
Michael and Chris Cedar
Harry and Sam Froling
Aaron and Shaun Bruce


Others .....
Within reason not social league.
Have other brothers played NBL?
And yes I know some of the above list haven't played NBL.

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Kevin  
Years ago

Jenky and Brendan Jois

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Jason and Darren Smith

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Corey and Tai Webster

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Makur Maker  
Years ago

Deng gak & Gorjok Gak
Daniel Mading & Marial Mading
Harry Froling & Sam Froling
Josh Green & Ky Green

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Gus3232  
Years ago

Tim and Ben Morrissey

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Surprised no ones mentioned sam and harry froling yet

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Kudos for mentioning the Smith twins how did I miss them.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Illawarra have had a few:

Xavier & Dom Cooks
Melvin & Charles Thomas
Rod & Terry Johnson
Chris and Jason Brettel
Marc & Guy Brandon
Ben & Tim Morrissey

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PeterJohn  
Years ago

Mike, Brett and Glenn Ellis
Frank and Anthony Drmic
Grant and Robbie Cadee - brothers or cousins?
Peter and Mark Gaze I think were brothers
Brett and Jason Wheeler
Rick and Adrian Hodges
Luc and Griffin Longley
the Pennisi brothers - I forget their first names
was David Smyth Phil's brother or a cousin?
did Stephen Whitehead have a brother who played NBL at Melbourne with him at some stage?
and I vaguely recall a set of brothers playing for Hobart Tassie Devils in the 1980s - Stanwix?
were Graeme and Chris Anstey brothers? IIRC they both came from Ballarat?

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PeterJohn  
Years ago

thinking about this made me realise there are a few father son combinations who've played NBL as well. I wonder if we've had a grandfather-father-son combo yet? I don't think so but that'd be something.

There're also a few brother-sister combos across NBL-WNBL.

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Hogwash  
Years ago

Mike and Dave Pennisi I think.

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Hanging Round  
Years ago

Yes- David & Phil Smyth

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anon  
Years ago

Shane Heal and Michelle Timms??

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Hendo8888  
Years ago

Ben and Jeff Dowdell (did Ben ever actually play NBL, or did he go straight from college to AFL?)
Michael and Chris Cedar

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Hogwash  
Years ago

Stuart and Tim Adams played Westside Melbourne I think.

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Hogwash  
Years ago

Aron and Callum Baynes
Daryl and William McDowellWhite
Cameron and Jarrod Bairstow
Tobias and Flynn Cameron

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Melvin Corpuscle  
Years ago

Brad and Sam McKinnon
Rod and Michael Johnson
Aaron and Shaun Bruce
Jack and Ben Madgen

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Anonymous  
Years ago

As far as I know Sam and brad aren't related.

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Hogwash  
Years ago

* meant Craig Adams not Tim.
Isaac and Daniel Fotu.

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Gus3232  
Years ago

Illawarra

Melvin & Charles Thomas <=== pretty sure that isn't right.

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Anon  
Years ago

Sam and Tom Daly.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

mark and andrew gaze are cousins, not brothers.

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UseTaHoop  
Years ago

Wheeler- Jason and Brett
Cedar- Chris and Michael
Dalton- Brad, Mark & Karen
Brogan- Michelle and Dean
Bairstow- Cameron and Stephanie



Can we count:
Maker- Thon and Matur???


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Anonymous  
Years ago

John and Stan hill

Still reckon Stan hill>Steve Adams. Different era mind you

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Perthworld  
Years ago

This tops it all: Darryl McDonald and his son Derrick played together at the Tigers even spending a few minutes of an NBL game together on court. It was a shame junior blew the alleyoop pass from dad. What a great moment regardless.

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koberulz  
Years ago

and I vaguely recall a set of brothers playing for Hobart Tassie Devils in the 1980s - Stanwix?
Brennan, Darren and Warren Stanwix.

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Hoopie  
Years ago

Weren't there Ruscoe brothers who played NZ NBL long ago? Matt and ???

And I agree that Stan Hill had better skills than Steven Adams

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Bernie and Terry Zarzoff

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UseTaHoop  
Years ago

There was also an Opal with a brother who experienced a learning disability. Their parents didn't realise that there was such an opportunity for him. The selectors/coaches of the men’s team took an immediate interest in him.

My recollection is a bit sketchy, but I think he would have been selected for Barcelona Paralympics (1996). I think he was Vic based, so I never met him.

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Porzingis6  
Years ago

Juris and Mikelis Dancis OLY(56/60) and (64/68)

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Would have to put in Michael Ah Matt and Shane Ah Matt. Did Shane ever suit up for 6ers or was a development player? Michael was too early for NBL but as an Olympian should be there.

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ajk34  
Years ago

Mark and Stephen Whitehead

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Dane Suttle  
Years ago

Are there two Ng brothers who both played for the 36ers? One became a Doctor?

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Hogwash  
Years ago

The Cecins brothers from Perth in the early 80S. Eddie? and ?

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PeterJohn  
Years ago

Darren Ng and Marcus(?) Ng - not sure whether Marcus played NBL or not

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Kudos for remembering the famous Zarzoff brothers, I think they also had a sister Izzy.

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FSTOS  
Years ago

Ian and Bruce Andrews.

Ian played for Sydney Bruce for Illawarra.

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Cram  
Years ago

"As far as I know Sam and brad aren't related."

And I don't think they even have the same spelling of last name.

Sam Mackinnon and Brad Mckinnon from memory?

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Cram  
Years ago

"Mark and Stephen Whitehead"

Mark didn't get much of a chance to play but was a better athlete than his brother. Stephen was just better at everything else

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ajk34  
Years ago

did we all miss Shawn and Arron Bruce....

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Bruce's are literally in the original post!

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Cram  
Years ago

"This tops it all: Darryl McDonald and his son Derrick played together at the Tigers even spending a few minutes of an NBL game together on court. It was a shame junior blew the alleyoop pass from dad. What a great moment regardless."


That was one of the most memorable failed plays in Tigers history (the other being Warrick Giddey missing a 3 right at the end of 97 Grand final). Wish it had have connected.


Derrick plays with the Tigers NBL1 team at the moment which is good to see

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Matt and Luke ruscoe

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Hoopie  
Years ago

http://www.fiba.basketball/news/New-Zealand-Basketball-family-matter-for-Ruscoe

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twenty four  
Years ago

Forman brothers.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Cameron and Jarred Bairstow. (Brothers)
Kendall Pinder and Keanu Pinder ( father/son)
Warrick and Josh Giddey ( father/son)
Dan and Tanner Krebs (father/son)
Gorjok, Deng and Akoldah Gak (brothers)
Tai Webster and Corey Webster (brothers)
Everette Stephens and Kendall (father/son)
Callum Dalton ( son of either Mark or Brad?)

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