The Spider
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BWA West Coast Classic

Why are some clubs allowed to play import/restricted players? I thought BWA - SBL stated the comp would be without these players. Seems like some clubs have adhered and others not. Not a fair competition.

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koberulz  
Last month

Nobody ever stated that. It was rumoured a few months ago but they've never said anything officially.

I believe it's limited to WA residents, so imports who live here outside of SBL commitments are eligible to play.

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Anonymous  
Last month

There are no rules. It's not an SBL competition it’s basically a glorified domestic comp

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Anonymous  
Last month

clubs willing to pay those perth-based Americans were more than welcome to. They are literally playing for nothing.

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koberulz  
Last month

As opposed to a normal SBL season where they play for...what, exactly?

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Anonymous  
Last month

^ The SBL championship, you numpty.

Telling someone you won the WCC will be no different to telling them you won wednesday night b grade.

Winning the SBL championship is clearly different to that.

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Annonn  
Last month

Is anyone actually aware of clubs paying players - or are you just making assumptions.

If I was an import who needs to find a next contract - I would want to stay match fit and play for free - rather than sit on my ass and do nothing.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Telling someone you won the WCC will be no different to telling them you won wednesday night b grade


Spoken like a true spud that in the midst of a pandemic, still couldn't even clamour a roster spot on a WCC team. Plenty of perth academies around to help you get better for your real season next year :)

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Baller  
Last month

Out of the 100 odd Academies in Perth, how many of them are actually worth anything development wise? Alot of them seem like nothing more than pure money making ventures with little to no REAL development being done aside from maybe improving little Johnny's shooting form or teaching little Jenny how to dribble with her weak hand a bit better. The fact that one of the more popular Academy's in this city is actually run by a guy who has purely a S&C background and nothing in the way of basketball qualifications or playing history, it says alot for the 'value' parents are willing to pay for

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Anonymous  
Last month

"The fact that one of the more popular Academy's in this city is actually run by a guy who has purely a S&C background and nothing in the way of basketball qualifications or playing history, it says alot for the 'value' parents are willing to pay for"

There are a some around run by players who cant even get a gig with a WCC team. Scary

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anon  
Last month

But if you watch basketball trainers on YouTube, you don't have to have any experience just copy what they do!

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Anon  
Last month

Anyway, back to the WCC.....

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Trev  
Last month

koberulz got called a numpty. Be nice fellas. He has his insecurities and likes to type while holding his grammer checker security blanket but he is a great guy.

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Anonymous  
Last month

4 rounds in, what do people think so far? Is there going to be end of season awards at all?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Thoughts so far

its great to see basketball back and people getting around it.

well done to BWA to get WCC off the ground and provide an avenue for senior players to get back on the court

Malek from Giants is the front runner for MVP right now. He probably should be on an nbl roster somewhere with his size and skill set.

Elliott from Senators Rookie of the Year (I know in SBL they dont acknowledge a Rookie of the Year but it doesnt mean we cant haha)

Senators are my pick to win it
Hawks runner up

Matt Parsons coach of the year

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hawks runner up? Pull your head in, they got smashed by the young kids at lakeside a couple of weeks ago

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Anonymous  
Last month

Thanks Gavin for your incessant Elliott love

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Anonymous  
Last month

Yep, Mayo Malek would certainly hold his own against some of the stiffs found on some NBL rosters last season. He was a Taipans DP at once stage I think, but ended back at Toowoomba before heading to the Giants. Not as wide as Majok Majok but taller, has range, and a better skillset. Nothing against Majok, but the Wildcats would be no worse off if it was Malek instead of Majok.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hawks did get smashed by Lakeside but not entirely young kids when you consider Ferguson has 3 years at a D1 college under his belt, with Michael Vigor who is a pro level player and played in international competition, Corey Shervill who has 3 years at one of the best D2 college programs in the country under his belt and Rowan Mackenzie who is one of the best up and comers in the league and also off a red shirt year in college at a very good D2. Josh Davey also back from freshman year at same D2 College as Mackenzie. Palleschi into his 4th-5th season now so not exactly a kid.

Hawks then smashed Redbacks the next game who had Tevin Jackson and Caleb White both who have had D1 college careers and Dennis Tawhiti who is a veteran big.

Hawks also sit on top of the ladder at 5-1 and have the best coach in the league so maybe its not the most outrageous claim after all?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hawks did get smashed by Lakeside but not entirely young kids when you consider Ferguson has 3 years at a D1 college under his belt, with Michael Vigor who is a pro level player and played in international competition, Corey Shervill who has 3 years at one of the best D2 college programs in the country under his belt and Rowan Mackenzie who is one of the best up and comers in the league and also off a red shirt year in college at a very good D2. Josh Davey also back from freshman year at same D2 College as Mackenzie. Palleschi into his 4th-5th season now so not exactly a kid.

Hawks then smashed Redbacks the next game who had Tevin Jackson and Caleb White both who have had D1 college careers and Dennis Tawhiti who is a veteran big.

Hawks also sit on top of the ladder at 5-1 and have the best coach in the league so maybe its not the most outrageous claim after all?

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Anonymous  
Last month

^^ Redbacks also had Marshall Nelson NBL experience

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Anonymous  
Last month

I dont think Nelson played that game but they still had enough to make more of a game of the end result 93-65 to the Hawks

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Anonymous  
Last month

^^ Nelson did play but struggled with foul trouble and otherwise had minimal impact

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hawks also without Smith for the Lakeside game

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Andrew  
Last month

Wolves were missing Huntington and Ironmonger on Saturday vs Senators.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Can redbacks gel as a team?

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Anonymous  
Last month

"There are no rules. It's not an SBL competition it's basically a glorified domestic comp"


Yes there is you numpty! They are using fiba rules, the governing body of basketball with 3 officials for every game

Its a quality competition thats better than domestic, if every pro league worlwide falls into that same category youd be a real numpty to be calling them glorified domestic competitions. I wonder how Lebron James went in his glorified domestic game today lol

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Frog  
Last month

I have managed to see a few WCC Games and think the games have been exciting and of a good standard. I do see some younger players getting more opportunity and thriving on the additional court time. There are some clubs I havent seen yet but assume that most are using the comp in preperation for next year. I also see a few new refs getting the opportunity that maybe they wouldnt have received and doing a good job. Again, this I hope would encourge them and give them the confidence to continue next year. I can see a few young players with the potential to go further in SBL/NBL/WNBL - we should be encouraging and supporting this (IMO).

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JP  
Last month

We gonna mention Shaquille Maharaj at all? WOW.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Most NBL ready in that comp right now....Shaq that is

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JP  
Last month

Hope to see Shaq in the NBL next season - Wildcats could use an athletic wing like that off the bench.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Not convinced. He has inflated numbers against a few sub-par WCC teams to date.

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JP  
Last month

22 and 11 in short mins (due to illness I believe) vs Redbacks isn't bad. I guess these next couple weeks will tell vs Cockburn, Rocko and Willo.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Bloody hell, NBL?! Some of you seriously underrate how big the leap between the SBL and the NBL is. Hire averages damn near a 20/15/10 in the SBL. In the NBL hes 3/3

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Cornholio  
Last month

Agree with above anon.
Marshall Nelson has had huge SBL games but can't crack an NBL roster.

Jury is out on Maharaj but this is a watered down SBL competition.

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Anonymous  
Last month

6'5 shooting guard that hits from a decent clip from deep......worthy of a look in the modern NBL. Not knocking Marshall or Hire and also not suggesting Shaq would be an NBL star but out of the WCC crop he is the most intriguing

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Anonymous  
Last month

Nelson doesnt crack NBL because of a lack of talent. he is an elite scorer. his ability to play in a system has been questioned both in the SBL and even more so in the NBL. This may have more to do with it than his individual ability. Heck, Nelson would murder Hire in a 1 on 1. probably win 20-0. But Hire can play in a system and do the grunt work and was a great team guy.

Malek is the real NBL talent in WA right now in my opinion. his size, athleticism and skill set would be so handy at that level. Thinking back to how Tom Jervis used to play in the SBL which went unrecognised for many years before getting his NBL opportunity, Malek for me could have a similar impact at that level. Not necessarily an NBL superstar but someone who more than belongs at that level. He seems to fit super well in the Giants system and Coach Creek is bringing out the best in him.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Nelson doesnt crack NBL because of a lack of talent. he is an elite scorer. his ability to play in a system has been questioned both in the SBL and even more so in the NBL. This may have more to do with it than his individual ability. Heck, Nelson would murder Hire in a 1 on 1. probably win 20-0. But Hire can play in a system and do the grunt work and was a great team guy.

Malek is the real NBL talent in WA right now in my opinion. his size, athleticism and skill set would be so handy at that level. Thinking back to how Tom Jervis used to play in the SBL which went unrecognised for many years before getting his NBL opportunity, Malek for me could have a similar impact at that level. Not necessarily an NBL superstar but someone who more than belongs at that level. He seems to fit super well in the Giants system and Coach Creek is bringing out the best in him.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Jervis got his NBL start with Forde. And that's the unfortunate situation these guys find themselves in. They need someone to vouch for them and get a foot in the door.
Would Sunday Dech be where he is if it wasn’t for that same situation? You don’t have to go to far back when he was criticized for getting a DP spot back in 2013/14/15 while only averaging 6 points in SBL.
Travers and Wani are different as these guys played on Australian rep teams, so it’s not like they are a hidden gem. But Malek is going to have a long road, especially in a regional team without any direct NBL contacts.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Lako creates NBL talent

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Anonymous  
Last month

I think last nights game can put to rest any of the 'Shaq at nbl level' talk please. Daylight between him and Travers. Travers is 19? Shaq early to mid 20’s.
Let’s just appreciate the season for what it is.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I overheard the import for stirling telling some people at the game that the Wildcats are watching his games closely. He said he's confident he could kill it in the NBL. Anyone else think this has any possibility?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Not a chance.

They are watching Wani - that's all.

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Anonymous  
Last month

But he trains with Connelly ! This guy trains NBL talent like Lewis Thomas and Jackson Hussey

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Anonymous  
Last month

#coachblows

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Andrew  
Last month

I agree about Shaq. Looked like a 1 trick pony last night. Just put his head down and kept driving to the hoop and getting blocked.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Can anyone explain how Lakeside women barely use a timeout in a game they only score 30 points after quarter time?

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Anonymous  
Last month

It's such a same to see established SBL players playing so many minutes in blowout games. Gero, Stirling, Wolves playing starters big minutes in games that are blowouts. While kids sit on the bench and watch. I thought this competition was supposed to be able playing the kids

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Anonymous  
Last month

Who are some young guys playing well that could get a look in as a Wildcats DP or training player??

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Anon  
Last month

That's Joondalup just wanting to win everything at any cost. And that cost will be their juniors leaving. This would be the year to develop them like other clubs are. Their own fault when they are shit in years to come

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jp  
Last month

Shaq is on an u/23's WABL team basically. He is getting all the attention, double teamed, hit etc and still a scoring machine. Dude is definitely a look for an NBL team, 6'5, 3pt shooter, jump out the gym, handles.

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Anonymous  
Last month

A lot of names said to be nbl standard, let's pump the breaks. Many are averaging double they usual sbl numbers in this comp it’s a glorified domestic comp things change big time with imports on court

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Anonymous  
Last month

Lol jp

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Anonymous  
Last month

Nbl teams aren't looking for the best scorers in minor leagues. The already well established boomer level aussies and imports are there for the scoring at the next level.
Obviously would have some major flaws in his game compared to the next level.

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jp  
Last month

Most these kids like Travers are party boys, no work ethic.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Thanks Shaq

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Anonymous  
Last month

Travers a party boy? Have I missed something??

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Anonymous  
Last month

haha travers has no work ethic?

have you seen the transformation in his body? the kid has probably put on close to 10kg of muscle since joining the wildcats. im fairly certain you don't do that without a fair amount of hard work

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wow jp clearly you have a great eye for talent. Shaq is probably not making quite a few SBL teams let alone NBL teams lol. Enjoy him for what he is. A volume shooter on one of the worst Teams in the last 5 yrs in the comp.

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The Spider  
Last month

Why is Godfrey not playing for Rocko?

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jp  
Last month

10kg of muscle?!?!?! LOL ok Ronnie Coleman. He wouldnt even have 10kg of muscle on him

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pj  
Last month

Tough game for Shaqqy Boy JP. The Willo boys were all over him like flies on horse manure. His team is possibly the worst ever, would be nice if they could actually get him the ball or know when to get him the ball. That team isn't even an A Grade Thursday Night Lakeside team. To anon - someone averaging 20+ ppg will get on any SBL team no problem, what a dingbat.

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Anonymous  
Last month

obviously haven't seen Travers in person recently then JP

hes looking more like a man than a kid these days

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JP  
Last month

Saw Travers a week ago chief - beanpole.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Seems a very large gap between the top teams and the bottom teams.
40-50pt beltings.

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Frog  
Last month

Yes there have been some large wins by some teams. It seems to me that most teams have a reasonable 5-6 players but after that there is a significant drop of in talent. Then when one or two of the starters are injured there have been some blow outs (ie Flames in the weekend).

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Andrew  
Last month

I watched Travers play against the Eagles a couple of weeks ago and was thinking that he had filled out a fair bit since last season.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Haven't bothered with this competition.

Wolfpack will still dominant I assume.

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Anonymous  
Last month

haven't bothered with the competition but logs into the forum thread for the competition to tell us about it

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Anonymous  
Last month

lol Perry lakes choke job

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Andrew  
Last month

The hawks certainly did choke.... especially considering Hall went down in the first and Cummings was ejected in the third it was theirs for the taking.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hence why parsons isn't COY, poor use of timeouts and had no answers

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Wilbur  
Last month

Perry Lakes and Joondalup are the teams to beat.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Chuck lakeside in to the mix when they're fielding their best team

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hawks have to be at best third or fourth. They haven't beaten the other teams at the top with them.

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Andrew  
Last month

Anyone know why Lee Roberts wasn't playing last night?

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Just Wondering?  
Last month

Lee Roberts gone overseas (Israel?).
Why did Cummings get ejected last night or was it foul related?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Parsons about to choke again

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Anon  
Last month

Wonder if you want to say that to his face or just quick to post? Lakeside and Joondalup with losses tonight too would you like to comment on that ?

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Anonymous  
Last month

These young boys from the Slammers play hard!!! Shame they'll lose three quarters of the roster at the end of the season like they normally do.
They’ll start again and go again I guess

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Anonymous  
Last month

slammers women to fold after this season

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Andrew  
Last month

Cummings got ejected on Friday due to a double tech. There was a bit of a scuffle.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Slammers women hoping to bring back 3 overseas players from last season, plus another local or two. Develop a couple of young ones this year and they'll be ok. Maybe not elite but ok.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I hope for the sake of the comp that slammers don't fold

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Anonymous  
Last month

^^^why there are too many teams in the comp anyway and its a pain to travel down to play in a no atmosphere stafium

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Anonymous  
Last month

There's a bit of atmosphere, there was even a streaker on Friday night. Couple of people in the bar don’t mind a spray either occasionally.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Well keep them in then if they do that every week!!!!

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Anon  
Last month

More atmosphere and bigger crowds in Bunbury than at most other stadiums, Hawks, Eagles, Redbacks to name a few

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Perthworld  
Last month

Male or female streaker?

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Anonymous  
Last month

#426 what a great atmosphere to promote. People in the bar willing to give a spray. Awesome lol douche

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Anonymous  
Last month

It's not really a spray, more just a bit of banter. At least the crowd isn’t completely dead, East Perth, Perry Lakes etc

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Anonymous  
Last month

hawks always get a crown when it counts

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Anonymous  
Last month

Main issue is slammers have no coin and completely reliant on imports to be competitive

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Anonymous  
Last month

I was at the wolves v hawks game on Friday night and for those saying parsons choked you have to either be a hater or know little about basketball. he was actually the reason they were even in a position to win that game.

it was really ben purser who choked missing 4 straight free throws and taking a terrible mid range jump shot attempt that had no hope of going in.

Wolves on paper have a much deeper and experienced team. they had more size inside which showed down the stretch on the glass. All that aside the hawks boys played so hard and so well together as a unit that they almost pulled it off. Realistically Wolves should have been well in front with the roster they have.

Cummings ejection was horrible. really poor outcome. the refs missed a blatant foul on a 3 point attempt by cummings, knocking him to the floor. Cummings reacted and put his hands in the air, then a foul occurred in transition at mid court where there was some minor pushing and shoving. one of which involved cummings. It was really Maxwell that was the aggressor in the shoving from wolves as he ran in to protect his teammate. Somehow cummings got a tech and an unsportsmanlike in this exchange and was ejected where really he should have been shooting 3 free throw attempts. it was a shame to see 1 poor missed call turn into 3 poor calls.

None the less Wolves brought in Matt Teale who had an instant impact on the game defensively and really swung the momentum back to the wolves before the end of the quarter. Im not sure why he didn't get more burn but he was doing a great job on Cassir.

Young Kade Muru was big on the glass in the 4th quarter and whilst wasn't active on the scoreboard during the game came up with 3 huge free throws in the clutch. With Muru going 3-4 from the line when Purser went 0-4, this really nudged wolves in front.

Cracking game to watch and great atmosphere in the HBF Arena

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Anonymous  
Last month

I was at the wolves v hawks game on Friday night and for those saying parsons choked you have to either be a hater or know little about basketball. he was actually the reason they were even in a position to win that game.

it was really ben purser who choked missing 4 straight free throws and taking a terrible mid range jump shot attempt that had no hope of going in.

Wolves on paper have a much deeper and experienced team. they had more size inside which showed down the stretch on the glass. All that aside the hawks boys played so hard and so well together as a unit that they almost pulled it off. Realistically Wolves should have been well in front with the roster they have.

Cummings ejection was horrible. really poor outcome. the refs missed a blatant foul on a 3 point attempt by cummings, knocking him to the floor. Cummings reacted and put his hands in the air, then a foul occurred in transition at mid court where there was some minor pushing and shoving. one of which involved cummings. It was really Maxwell that was the aggressor in the shoving from wolves as he ran in to protect his teammate. Somehow cummings got a tech and an unsportsmanlike in this exchange and was ejected where really he should have been shooting 3 free throw attempts. it was a shame to see 1 poor missed call turn into 3 poor calls.

None the less Wolves brought in Matt Teale who had an instant impact on the game defensively and really swung the momentum back to the wolves before the end of the quarter. Im not sure why he didn't get more burn but he was doing a great job on Cassir.

Young Kade Muru was big on the glass in the 4th quarter and whilst wasn't active on the scoreboard during the game came up with 3 huge free throws in the clutch. With Muru going 3-4 from the line when Purser went 0-4, this really nudged wolves in front.

Cracking game to watch and great atmosphere in the HBF Arena

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Perthworld  
Last month

Good writeup, thanks.

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The Spider  
Last month

Crikey!! A fair and balanced report on a game - and without bagging anyone except the 13 year old who reckoned Parsons choked. Great to see, hope it catches on.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

CRikEY! A clearly one sided account for the Hawks. Parsons did choke. He maybe needs to wave his fist harder and or give them a different footy half time speech about blood sweat and tears.

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Mic Drop  
Earlier this month

WCC refs are hacks and something needs to be done about them. - worried fan

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Wayne Simmons  
Earlier this month

Off topic but I have to say I love the guys trying to expand and enhance on the basketball culture in Perth.

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The Solo Groover  
Earlier this month

Well said Wayne.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Maybe you could take up the whistle then Mic Drop?

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Perthworld  
Earlier this month

Apart from the sleeper hit single Solo Groovin' wasn't there a sports show hosted by Wayne and Moose on Channel 31.

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Wayne Simmons  
Earlier this month

Balls and All my friend, Balls and All.

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The Solo Groover  
Earlier this month

Wayne has made a significant contribution to basketball in WA. He's helped a lot of kids get better and realize their potential.

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Andrew  
Earlier this month

Wayne Simmons was MCing an SBL game last season at Herb Graham. He was dancing around and dropped the mic.... when he was picking it up he said...

"It's ok to drop the mic at a basketball game... but never drop the soap in jail"

Was gold!!

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Perthworld  
Earlier this month

Balls and All my friend, Balls and All.

How's Moose going?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

What was the one liner Moose would say, was it "and how you goin" or something like that?

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Mic Drop  
Earlier this month

Not a bad idea show these very unprofessional refs how to do it.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Travers playing this week?

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Andrew  
Earlier this month

Travers isn't playing tonight

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Just Wondering?  
Two weeks ago

Went to watch Wolves v Eagles last night, Eagles are terrible, was horrible to watch!!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

They beat lakeside the night before so what does that make them?

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Andrew  
Two weeks ago

The Eagles beat Lakeside that didn't have Fergusaon playing.
I am sure the Eagles were pretty tired from Fridays tough game though.

However there is a big difference between the top of the pack and the bottom of the pack.

Lachlan Cummings rolled his ankle at the beginning of the third quarter and didn't play any further.
Hope it's not too serious.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Big difference between the west coast classic and quality basketball in general

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

After Shaquille Maharaj and Kieran Berry Eagles have no one

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Justin  
Two weeks ago

Went to watch Eagles vs Wolves. Seb didn't leave Shaq at all, faced him up the entire game, didn't help, didn't sag, nothing. Eagles had no chance when Shaq couldn't even get the ball.

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Andrew  
Two weeks ago

Yeah Seb did a great job on Shaq. He was basically a non factor. All he was able to do was force up some really bad shots for 5 points

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Giants are playing some nice bball right now.

Damon Ballantyne is looking like a great fit. The Centre for Giants would be a great pickup for an NBL team.

Creek doing a great job in stabilising that program with some nice youth in his roster. Would love to see how they went in a full SBL season with some high level imports




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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Giants with an import pg and import forward with the current team would most likely be a playoff team. Wcc really pot luck never no who will play eacH week. Mandurah some nice young talent Atkins a surprise and Josh Hunt

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I watched the Magic v Giants yesterday and it really stood out how much the Giants players were enjoying their basketball.

All getting around each other, it was very positive and great to see. They seem to be having fun.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

It's great to see how many teams have used the season for what it is. Looking at how many players have hit the floor and you can see even the top four sides have had between 15-20 different players get a run.
One team has only suited up 11, and not going to make finals, what was the point of their season?

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koberulz  
Two weeks ago

Doesn't it depend on who those 11 are?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"The Centre for Giants would be a great pickup for an NBL team."

This forum loves throwing out stupid random statements

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

how is that stupid or random?

the guy is 6'10, mobile, athletic, great hands, can play inside and out

averaging 14pts 14rb a game and 4th in league in blocks





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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Deng Acouth averaged better numbers in the nbl1 and doesn't even get on the court for the 2nd worse team in the NBL.

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Mic Drop  
Two weeks ago

Probably because of factors other than basketball sadly

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

14 points in a league that virtually has no pro players and no imports isn't enough to warrant NBL interest.

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Mic Droppa Panty Poppa  
Two weeks ago

Factors like racism? Is that what he is saying?

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Vincó  
Two weeks ago

Buy my gear boisssssssss

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

its not the volume of points that warrants NBL contention.

Corban Wroe has never put up big numbers either in the NBL or SBL. Does he belong? some may argue no but many would say he played a solid role for the cats.

Brad Robbins was another guy who didn't put up big numbers in the SBL but was a legitimate contributor at the NBL level.

Rhys Vague, before moving to East Perth could barely put up numbers in D league let alone SBL whilst he was a DP in the cats. Likewise with Sunday Dech.

Guys like Sam Harris and Paul Rogers weren't big scorers in the SBL either.

Garang's size, athleticism and how he scores is as much about what he has to offer at the NBL level than just his averages in WCC.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

lol you cannot throw Paul Rogers name into that mix.

He played like 3 games and was 100 years old

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Corban Wroe was only ever a DP. Never had a contracted spot. Only played big mins with wildcats had both Kenny and Martin out.
Robbins played SBL post retirement.
Rhys Vague and Sunday Dech got their opportunity because the head coach of SBL was an assistant for wildcats.
Sam Harris and Paul Rogers are legitimate 7footers.
Garrang would get a chance if he had someone vouching for him, like if his head coach was a wildcats assistant. Otherwise he isn't doing enough to warrant NBL interest.

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Andrew  
Two weeks ago

Majier Garang Iii is too old to be a development player so doubt he will get too many opportunities

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Robbins played for Willo before he went to the
Wildcats. He was aggressive.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Excerpt from a very informative Wikipedia page. Robbins has had quite a lot of involvement in the SBL and also during the peak of his NBL career.

After not receiving any NBL contract offers for the 2005-06 season, Robbins moved to Perth in 2006 and joined the Willetton Tigers of the State Basketball League (SBL). Following the 2006 SBL season, Robbins joined the Perth Wildcats for the 2006–07 NBL season and became a tremendous servant of the club. In his first season as a Wildcat, Robbins averaged 3.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 34 games. He became a crowd favourite and impressed with his work ethics, as his gritty actions on court earned him the nickname "Angry Ant". He subsequently returned to the Willetton Tigers for the 2007 SBL season.

Robbins played 67 games over his first two seasons as a Wildcat, increasing his averages to 6.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 2007–08, but was restricted to just three appearances in 2008–09 due to a knee injury.

Robbins returned to full health for the 2009–10 season and formed a tremendous point guard duo with Damian Martin, helping the club win a record-breaking fifth NBL Championship. In the 2–1 grand final series win over the Wollongong Hawks, Robbins played through broken ribs, a calf tear and sore hips to drag Perth across the line. In 32 games for the Wildcats in 2009–10, he averaged 4.5 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals per game. He was then named co-captain for the 2010–11 season and led his team from the front to another playoff appearance, this time a thrilling semi-final series loss in three games to the New Zealand Breakers. He averaged 5.4 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals in 31 games during the 2010–11 season.

Robbins returned to the SBL in 2011, joining the Wanneroo Wolves and helping the team win the championship alongside Wildcats' teammate Greg Hire. In 15 games for the Wolves in 2011, he averaged 13.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 2.3 steals per game. He went on to have a career-best season for the Wildcats in 2011–12, celebrating his 200th NBL game in Game 1 of the semi-final series against the Gold Coast Blaze, and averaging a career-high 7.0 points per game. The Wildcats made it back to the Grand Final in 2012, where they were defeated 2–1 by the New Zealand Breakers. In 34 games for the Wildcats in 2011–12, he also averaged 2.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.

Following a successful stint with the Wanneroo Wolves in 2011, Robbins returned to the side for the 2012 season but played in just seven games, averaging 10.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.4 steals per game.

Off-season wrist surgery forced Robbins to miss the first three weeks of the Wildcats' 2012–13 season, but upon returning to action, he managed just eight games before his long-running battle with various injuries began impeding on his ability to perform. Consequently, on 11 December 2012, he announced his retirement from the NBL effective immediately, citing his ailing body and a fatigued mind were the main reasons in his decision to walk away from basketball. He continued on with the team in an advisory role, but following an Achilles injury to Damian Martin in Game 2 of the Wildcats' semi-final series against the Wollongong Hawks, Robbins came out of retirement in April to fill in the back-up point guard role for the 2013 Grand Final series against the New Zealand Breakers. He played in both games of the Wildcats' 2–0 series loss to the Breakers, finishing his NBL career with 215 games and averages of 4.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.

Robbins' 2013 NBL Grand Final return sparked a want to continue playing at a lower level, and just days after completing the NBL season with the Wildcats, Robbins joined the Wanneroo Wolves for the rest of the 2013 State Basketball League season. He played an important role on the Wolves' squad, leading them back to the Grand Final where they lost to the Lakeside Lightning. In 20 games for the Wolves in 2013, he averaged 4.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.

After not playing for the Wolves in 2014, in April 2015, he re-joined the team. He left the team in early July prior to the playoffs. In 10 games, he averaged 3.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals per game.

In October 2018, Robbins came out of retirement to sign with the Rockingham Flames for the 2019 SBL season. He came into the season six kilograms lighter than he was when he was with the Wildcats. A hamstring injury suffered during pre-season forced him to miss the start of the regular season. He made his debut for the Flames in round nine. He went on to miss the back-end of the season, including the finals, with an Achilles injury.

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Mic Drop  
Two weeks ago

I don't think you should be correlating stats to production. Some guys can play at a higher level and produce the same stats. There are other factors involved. Not everyone is an elite scorer. Gotta look for traits that help a player stand out.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

ANy chance this still happens? West says NBL close with SBL>

https://thewest.com.au/sport/basketball/sbls-move-to-nbl-rebrand-gains-momentum-nationwide-second-tier-play-off-tournament-revealed-ng-b881662971z

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Fan  
Last week

What happened in the Magic- Flames men's game? A 75 point loss in a 40 min game means it would be close to 100 in a 48 min game.
Whilst I mention the Magic- I notice the women’s team have gone from championship contender to awful prettt quickly.

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koberulz  
Last week

Mandurah's women's team this year is mostly 14- and 15-year-olds.

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Anonymous  
Last week

A bunch of 14/15 year olds?

Which of..

Rachel Halleen
Kelly Bailey
Kasey Miegel
Rachel Pettitt
Olivia Bassett-Scarfe
Jaide Britton
Georgia Haines

is 14 or 15?

Don't get us wrong they're young, but not that young. And not very good.

No excuses for them.

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Anonymous  
Last week

WRwick I think ya thinking of, has a few 05s and an 06.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Most teams are very young

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Anonymous  
Last week

so are the final 4s set for the mens and womens?

will there be a all-star 5?

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Andrew  
Last week

4th / 5th for the mens depends on Wolves and Lightning's result this weekend. They are on the same win/loss record

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Lukosius  
Last week

Senators will finish 1st.
Hawks will finish 2nd.

Redbacks, Wolves, Lightning and Tigers can all finish 3rd or 4th.

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koberulz  
Last week

So...anyone know the math to figure it out?

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Billy Bob  
Last week

It's simple, percentage is the tie breaker this season

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koberulz  
Last week

It's easy enough once the results are online, sure. They weren't when I posted.

Shame the Hawks women won. Ruined the drama completely.

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Billy Bob  
Earlier this week

Thoughts on the season? Abit random with no imports and different teams having different agendas.
How does everyone feel each did team based on what their purpose seemed to be?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Warwick drew the short straw. Lakeside sneak in to fourth and will field their full team of two imports + Vigor and wildcats DP

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Lakeside sneak into finals without 2 of their guns Shervill and MacKensie but have to play Senators with their full team + one import + fully contracted wildcats player + former 36er DP + former Wildcat

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Andrew  
Earlier this week

plus former fully contracted Illawarra Hawk and former Wildcats captain as coach :)

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Does anybody actually care about this league?

Lets put everyone out of there misery and end it now.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

league is boring. crazy lopsided with some teams having "unpaid" imports and other teams playing their under 20s team

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Andrew  
Earlier this week

Sure it's not as exciting as it usually is but it is all we have. I choose to support it. I have been to at least one game a week every week. Cheap night out at $5 a ticket.

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Cornholio  
Earlier this week

Strange that those who bag it still manage to post in this thread.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

yes the knockers seem to know a lot about the league given they don't care about it! total dicks!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

I'm extremely grateful that this company has gone ahead. I’ve seen some cracking games for both the men and women

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Anonymous  
Yesterday

people just hate for the sake of it. when the rest of the country is in disarray for sport, BWA were out there giving those in WA an avenue to actually play! sure its been a bit top heavy at ends of the talent spectrum, but they all still get to play and keep getting better!

i have lakeside defeating hawks in the mens grand final and wolves defeating senators in the womens. hopefully get a good turn out to the games

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Anonymous  
A few hours ago

Hawks in the GF? Gotta get past Wolves b4 that. Wolves beat them without Lee Roberts and they have Lee back this week. Will be a good game tho.

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Anonymous  
A few hours ago

Though Roberts had overseas gig so wasn't playing

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