Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Aussie All Stars vs China Game 2 - video footage

Our team doctor getting Razorbacks Matt Knight ready to take on the Chinese.

Things you find when you are sitting around a airport. Here is some footage from Game 2 of our game in Ningbo on Sunday night. Enjoy the action and the commentating!

I still have not arrived home from China yet, but I have a lazy three hours to waste in the Brisbane Qantas Club so I will get you up to speed on what is happening in hoops today.

As reported months ago right here, Sam MacKinnon has signed with the Melbourne Tigers. MacKinnon signed a three year deal so if the Tigers can get 30 games out of him they should regard this signing as a success.

All jokes aside, with the departure of Dave Thomas (Cairns Taipans) this signing could not have worked out any better for the Melbourne club. MacKinnon will slot in nicely to this lineup and assume the role that Thomas provided for the Tigers. Only danger for oppositions here is, Mackinnon is a little more versatile.

Look for the Tigers to start favourites for the title in season 2008/09.

The Australian Boomers went down to Croatia in their opening game of the Acropolis Cup in Greece.

The Boomers went down 71-69. Going 2-28 from the land of plenty (3's) after quarter time did not help their cause.

Chris Anstey (12), CJ Bruton (11), Pat Mills (10) and Brad Newley (10) led the scoring for the green and gold.

Tomorrow we take on the host nation, Greece.

Aleks Maric (Pacers) kicked off his Summer League action with a solid first up outing. 6pts, 4 rebs, 3 assts, 3 blks and 2 stls was his stat line.

Julius Hodge (Nets) is also in action at the Orlando Summer League. (boxscores here)

Aaron Bruce is with Oklahoma City but he did not dress for their game.

Crocs new signing Brad Williamson has a little Q&A.

In 2010 the Australian Boomers will play in India as part of the first ever Commonwealth Basketball Championships.

Although basketball is one and done as far as being part of the Commonwealth Games, India will host this virgin tournament about a month before the 2010 Comm Games.

Just a little BLING I picked up in my recent travels.


Anonymous said...

Who would have thought. Gaze as a coach and running 1st and 3rds.. innovator....

Anonymous said...

What I would like to know is, with you and Drewy as coaches was there any defense played?

Anonymous said...

Scoop is that Luke Kendall may also find his way to the Tigers.