Anonymous
Two weeks ago

Seven footer Mate Colina signs with Richmond Tigers

Mate colina 7footer Hawaii uni has signed with the Afl team Richmond tigers, is that a big loss to the NBL or is he just a NBL1 Level Centre,

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Good move by him. He is not a basketballer.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Title needs work.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

sorry

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Thought he could have developed as a bbablker.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Good luck to him but it shows you still need a lot more skill to play basketball. Hopefully he takes the few dollars and doesn't regret it.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

That's why we should have a npp team in each nbl1 conference, half the guys that go to coe get offered afl contracts.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

^^^^
And most don't make it. The afl media machine is very strong.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

As long as they are pulling away the odd baller here, the odd baller there, they are happy.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Who?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

NOOOO. Bad move for basketball, bad move for athletes.

046 why would clubs want their players to go play in NPP in that political, underachieving cesspool of coaches failing at life, basketball and their own career.

Players could be forced to play there to their longer term detriment as happen often now with guys being forced in to NPP practices. Don't put systems in place which dis-empower athletes, put systems and processes in place that empower them to make informed, educated decisions in their own interest.

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Cornholio  
Two weeks ago

Good luck to him.
His choice to try something different.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

050, obviously it would be a much more professional setup.

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Sourbroker  
Two weeks ago

An outstanding human being, was progressing really well as a baller. Best of luck to him.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

He was barely playing on a weak Hawaii squad despite being 7foot. Unless he had some sort of miracle development into his Junior and Senior years there was no way he was making the NBL.
If Richmond are paying, was probably a good move to take the $$$

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Cornholio  
Two weeks ago

I don't follow AFL much so not sure what kind of money a category B rookie can earn in a season.
Bound to be more than NBL1 which looked to be his basketball trajectory.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Nbl rookie get 20g, afl b category around 65g-70g. Better than basketball but you are not retiring on it.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Could be a few guys come back to basketbal" if they don't perform in afl.

The list is like currently 25 deep atm, guys wholeft state level ball to afl at 18.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Very hard to come back to basketball after playing afl for a few years, it's only happened the one time I believe.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Nice work from Colina as wasn't playing in the NBL at best a solid NBL1 player but more than likely the level below that!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

You see guys like Ben Allan, Mitch Young have good careers at Saint Mary's and win 25 games every year of their career and then they come back to the NBL and sit of the end of the bench or are out of the league in a few years. What makes anyone think this guy is a loss for basketball based on his previous body of work?

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