Interested
Earlier this year

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  
Earlier this year

Rashard Tucker and Willie Jennette are in Adelaide

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Carfino

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Bol  
Earlier this year

Cal Bruton

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robt  
Earlier this year

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

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Darnell mee

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Joe Hurst

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Interested  
Earlier this year

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  
Earlier this year

He did.

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Makia  
Earlier this year

I think Melvin Thomas and Norman Taylor are still around.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

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  
Earlier this year

A controversial one but is Tiny Pinder still out here?

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Is Adam Ballinger still living in Melbourne?

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

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

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Alex  
Earlier this year

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

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Cortez Groves and Eric Cooks

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

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

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

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

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GordonG47  
Earlier this year

Darnell Mee lives in the States.

You can add Dusty Rychart to the list.

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Young Gun  
Earlier this year

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

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Mcdonald is in Melbourne

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Young Gun  
Earlier this year

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  
Earlier this year

Eric Cooks?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Kevin Brooks though he lives in Adelaide lol.

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Shane Norhcottw  
Earlier this year

Willie Simmons. Lives in Melbourne.

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Shane Norhcott  
Earlier this year

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

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Marcus Timmons is in Melbourne

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Anonymous  
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Jerry Dennard lives in Adelaide

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Anonymous  
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Cecil is in Melbourne.

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Very Old  
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Herb McEachin

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

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Very Old  
Earlier this year

Dave Nelson (Canberra and Brisbane) NBL first team

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Very Old  
Earlier this year

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

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ricky Simpson
Bill Jones
Dwayne Nelson
Reg Biddings (RIP)

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Interested  
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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  
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Benny Lewis, Alphonse Hammond

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

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

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

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

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

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Cal Stewart  
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Adonis Jordan played for the SE Melbourne Magic in my time there as Team Manager...he stayed and lives in Melbourne.

Bill Palmer, too, who married Lyn Tucker, he's still here, as is Gary Fox - both of those guys played for the Nunawading Spectres when I was there.

Don't forget Perry Crosswhite & Al Westover...and the great Brian Goorjian
and his mad mate Bruce Palmer - those guys played for the Tigers under Lindsay Gaze, and stayed

I think Ronnie,The Rat, Ratliff (Rollers & Bullets) stayed, as did Mike Slusher (St Kilda & Nunawading)

Roland Holcome (not 100% sure he played NBL, but certainly played in the VBA) - married Jill Stillwell, daughter of Bib Stillwell and they live in Melbourne

There'll be others I'm sure but the memory fades with the passing of years

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