Interested
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Past NBL Imports living in Australia long term

The recent topic about imports that have stayed in this off season got me thinking about how many NBL imports have made their life in Australia.
I guess over 40 seasons with ten teams on average and 2 imports per team that in theory there could have been around 800 imports play in the league over the 40 years.
But quite a few have played for multiple seasons and I would guess that the actual number of imports is around 400-500.
I can only think of around ten who live here but there must be more.
Green - Adelaide
Davis - Adelaide
Brooks - Adelaide
Wright - Adelaide/Brisbane
Grace - Perth
Redhage - Perth
Simmons - Melbourne
Bolden - ????
Exum - ????
Copeland - Melbourne
Licthi - Melbourne
McDonald - ????
Interested to hear of any others
(we do live in a great country)


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Anonymous  
Last month

Rashard Tucker and Willie Jennette are in Adelaide

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Anonymous  
Last month

Carfino

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Bol  
Last month

Cal Bruton

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robt  
Last month

Crawford, McDaniel, Logins, Radford, Harmison(still here?), Uthof, Maley Dufelmeir, Homicide, .. a few more!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Darnell mee

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Anonymous  
Last month

Joe Hurst

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Interested  
Last month

Thanks for the further names - some real stars
Mike Kelly - taipans
I thought James Crawford moved back to the USA a few years back

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koberulz  
Last month

He did.

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Makia  
Last month

I think Melvin Thomas and Norman Taylor are still around.

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Zodiac  
Last month

I don't think Homicide lives here all year round but just comes back for the NBL season and didn't Darnell Mee after his career ended stay in Cairns for a few years but then returned to live in the US?

Derek Rucker is another living here and Robert Rose was here for a long time but I think eventually moved back to the US. Scott Fisher stayed out here a while too but I think has moved back.

Not a former import as such but American ex-pro player Raheim Brown lives in Adelaide too he played a role in mentoring Terrance Ferguson through his Dream Academy when T-Ferg played for the Sixers.

Is Willie Simmons still out here?

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Zodiac  
Last month

A controversial one but is Tiny Pinder still out here?

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Zodiac  
Last month

Is Adam Ballinger still living in Melbourne?

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Perthworld  
Last month

https://www.hoops.com.au/forum/27836-where-did-tiny-pinder-end-up/

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Alex  
Last month

Isn't Exum Dad living in Melbourne or Canberra??

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Zodiac  
Last month

Cortez Groves and Eric Cooks

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Anonymous  
Last month

Who's the one that got dunked on by Gaze?

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Zodiac  
Last month

Butch Hays was out here for a while after retiring not sure is he still is.

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GordonG47  
Last month

Darnell Mee lives in the States.

You can add Dusty Rychart to the list.

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Young Gun  
Last month

My guess is that Andre Moore & Leroy Loggins are still around Brisbane

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Anonymous  
Last month

Mcdonald is in Melbourne

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Young Gun  
Last month

who was that long-term ABA import from either Ballarat or Bendigo that ended up having a career as a naturalised player in Woolongong?

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Zodiac  
Last month

Eric Cooks?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Kevin Brooks though he lives in Adelaide lol.

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Shane Norhcottw  
Last month

Willie Simmons. Lives in Melbourne.

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Shane Norhcott  
Last month

Tiny Pinder also lived in Australia for a while whilst not playing NBL. Government supplied accommodation (aka jail).

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Anon  
Last month

Marcus Timmons is in Melbourne

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Anonymous  
Last month

Jerry Dennard lives in Adelaide

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cecil is in Melbourne.

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Very Old  
Last month

Herb McEachin

http://cbrsportawards.com.au/hall_fame/herb-mceachin-am/

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Very Old  
Last month

Dave Nelson (Canberra and Brisbane) NBL first team

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Very Old  
Last month

Jumpin' Joe Hurst
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Hurst

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Anonymous  
Last month

Ricky Simpson
Bill Jones
Dwayne Nelson
Reg Biddings (RIP)

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Interested  
Last month

Appreciate all the input - some really great names and memories on the list
45 names - I am sure there are more imports that have stayed (or returned) and maybe some of this list have left
Al Green Tad Dulfelmeir
Mark Davis Joe Hurst
Kevin Brooks Mike Kelly
Joey Wright Melvin Thomas
Ricky Grace Norman Taylor
Shawn Redhage Derek Rucker
Dave Simmons Corey Williams
Bruce Bolden Adam Ballinger
Cecil Exum Cortez Groves
Lanard Copeland Eric Cooks
Todd Licthi Butch Hays
Darryl McDonald Dusty Rychart
Rashad Tucker Andre Moore
Willie Jennette Willie Simmons
Steve Carfino Marcus Timmons
Cal Bruton Jerry Dennard
Wayne McDaniel Herb McEachin
Leroy Loggins Dave Nelson
Mark Radford Ricky Simpson
Chuck Harmison Bill Jones
Dean Uthof Dwayne Nelson
Paul Maley Reg Biddings (RIP)
Ken Richardson (RIP)

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Glen  
Last month

Benny Lewis, Alphonse Hammond

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chillbaby  
Last month

Has anyone mentioned Marc Ridlen? Last I knew he was still in Sydney

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synchro  
Last month

Marc Ridlen seen at the occasional Kings game. And don't forget Bob Turner.

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UseTaHoop  
Last month

Ernest Zigamazabo (sp?) ex Razorbacks was still here in 99/2000, running school clinics.

He claimed to have an 87% career ft avg. Still lost a game of knockout.

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UseTaHoop  
Last month

AlGreen tried to be anOlympic sprinter. Didn't qualify but did win Bay Sheffield

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Anonymous  
Last month

I think Al was trying for the Commonwealth games if memory serves.

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