D2.0
Last month

Paul Tsapatolis joins Geelong AFL

Don't know anything about him, but must have been reasonable to represent Australia even as a junior.

https://www.afl.com.au/news/525006/cats-land-in-demand-greek-freak-tomahawk-s-deal-inked

Much as l love AFL and think its great when clubs think outside the box, I wish they'd stop poaching BBallers.
Can't blame the kid though

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Anonymous  
Last month

Guy had legit nbl shot and Aussie junior wc coming up.
Probably now will be a bench guy in Afl.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Most of the newer basketball switches to Afl have been terrible.
They won't remain on lists for long.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Don't know if poaching is the right word Dazz.
His choice.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Owies looked terrible, Fullarton, davies etc have barely played.
Rantall..

Petrucelles been good, Greenwood too.

About 10 other guys off top of my head.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Colina to the tigers.

Afl just gets em on rookie 2 year and crosses fingers.

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D2.0  
Last month

How good WAS Petruccelle as a baller? Everything I read just says the same thing "blistering pace", and he's got that allright.
Watching him play AFL is like watching a Speedy Gonzales cartoon.
I the rest of him very catches up with his legs, he's going to be a superstar.

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Anonymous  
Last month

He was good for Victoria at AJCs.

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Anonymous  
Last month

He was a PG for a good vic metro u18 team. Looked like Rankine did playing bball, just another level pace & athletic wise. Not super skilled for a PG but a dogged defender.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I suspect some will end up coming back. Some at nbl1 level, maybe 1-2 nbl.

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Anonymous  
Last month

, who ese? Jackson

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Anonymous  
Last month

"How good WAS Petruccelle as a baller? Everything I read just says the same thing "blistering pace", and he's got that allright.
Watching him play AFL is like watching a Speedy Gonzales cartoon.
I the rest of him very catches up with his legs, he's going to be a superstar."


I have to disagree. He is quick as hell but has no clue how to play footy. Can't read the play, can't kick, zero footy iq. Most damning of all he has incredible speed but can't stick a tackle.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Takes a lot talent to come back to basketball after playing football for 3-5 seasons.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Doubt he will. I think he just signed a new contract with the Eagles for a few more years. I don't know what someone gets paid in the AFL for being at the level where they are in & out of the team because they aren't good enough to hold down a spot but its probably still more than most NBL bench players.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It's like 50-60k

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Anonymous  
Last month

Jacks new contract would be 250-350k you'd think.

He wouldn’t have played NBL, topped out as an NBL1 starter I would think.

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Billy Bob  
Last month

The gap from junior basketball to senior basketball is so big. When you look at how many 'junior stars' quit early and make jump to footy, do we look at how well our system really develops our top talent or just glorifies their ego because coaches are scared to give kids the hard truth and lose a few Friday night games ?

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