PyroCross
Last year

South East Melbourne sign Yanni Wetzell

https://nbl.com.au/news/sem-phoenix-sign-yanni-wetzell

Flavell brings the goods again - another North Shore product heading to Melb.

Import / Pineau
Creek / Wetzell
Te Rangi / Stephens
Gliddon / Gibson
Import / Adnam

Surprised to have Wetzell and Pineau both be bench bigs for this season - definite difference in their respective games, I just see Wetzell as a 5 rather than a 4/5.

They're definitely putting a large burden on Te Rangi's shoulders here at the starting wing spot - perhaps too much?

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MACDUB  
Last year

Agree. They could cover for Te Rangi if they had a good enough set of 1-2 guards e.g Play Gliddon at the 3 where required.

But you don't want to be relying on the likes of Gibson and Adnam to pick up a lot of minutes at the 2. Yikes.

Overall a pretty disappointing team even with quality imports.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Pineau's obviously going to be starting & they’ll pick up an import athletic 4.

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Cornholio  
Last year

Can see Stephens getting some time at backup 2 spot.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Can you elaborate Macdub on why you don't think SEM can have success with Adnam and Gibson logging a lot of (not sure your definition of a lot, 10? 15?) minutes at the 2?

There’s obvious an import PG to come. But, Adnam backup PG plus rotating into the two and vice versa for Gibbo, with Gliddon, Stephens, Terangi and Creek all able to rotate the 3 plus play minutes at the 2 (Gliddon) or 4 (creek, terangi). Plus, another import spot, am guessing a big to replace Wesley.

I think they’re shaping up pretty well. I think Pineau starting isn’t a problem, he had to play too many minutes last season. Now with the addition of Wetzell, he’ll get more of a chop out.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Over hyped Kiwi...BUST

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Jeff  
Last year

Not sure I agree that it is underwhelming line up. There is more hype on Jack White and Issac White. The research suggests that his achievements and involvement with Tall Blacks point to that this maybe a coup. I like his versatility and the way the roster is looking balanced.

BTW the comments on Adam and Gibson above show a lack of respect for what both of those guys can do for teams.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Dreaming, but...

(I)/6'1 K.Adnam/6’2 A.Gibson
6’6 C.Gliddon/(NS)/6’4 W.Hickey(DP)
6’6 R.Te Rangi/6’7 K.Stephens
6’5 M.Creek/6’10 Y.Wetzell
6’11 J.Landale/6’9 D.Pineau/7’1 J.Perry(DP)

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Anonymous  
Last year

Good signing. He looks like he will be a 5 in the NBL not really a 4.

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Anonymous  
Last year

11ppg and 6rpg on a top 5 college, Tall Blacks squad. NBA workouts. How is that bust? Amazing how many keyboard warriors are on here, actually watch him play, then you'll see.
Arguably the best college returner after Vasiljevic

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Anonymous  
Last year

is he a centre or pf

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Anonymous  
Last year

Pf/c

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Anonymous  
Last year

He's 75 percent of Magnay.

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Anonymous  
Last year

They needed a better centre than Pineau who's shown he is a nice bench guy but if you want to win can't be your starter so they hoping this guy can be.

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Anonymous  
Last year

is Pledger and AJ finished in the nbl

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Mystro  
Last year

This season is going to be a great watch.
Hopefully everyone can play injury free and Covid can piss off.

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Jeff  
Last year

They still have an import 5 to fill. Wetzell is a NZL so treated as a local, Stephens is a local and Te Rangi is a local. Do you suggest they will recruit an Import 3?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Great signing, on potential alone this kid looks like he's got a bright future ahead of himself. SEM will need an import 1 and 5 to have any chance of competing this season. Hopefully, Greer can turn things around this year because last season's roster was disappointing.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Adnam nah. Gibbo every year getting slower.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Kid has a bright future, he only started playing formal basketball when he was 17.

As an aside, Te Rangi is not a North Shore product.

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Bigdog  
Last year

Sem gets wetzill

Nzb gets trust

Ummmm..

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AngusH  
Last year

I would think Creek would be wanting to spend more time at the 3 to keep his NBA aspirations alive next to Pineau and an import 5 (or Wetzell, depending on how good he is). Te Rangi best used as first forward off the bench.

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