Thursday, June 11, 2009

Aleks Maric & NBL News


Episode 32 of "The OT" has finally been released, and with good audio too I might add.

This week Rod and I were joined by guest host Russell Hinder around the card table.

Our special guest is Aleks Maric, a guy who I truly believe has flown under the radar in Australian basketball circles. We talk college basketball, his dream to be an Olympian and Andrew Bogut picking up the tab.

Besides Maric, we discuss the player signings in the NBL and the NBA Finals.

Downlaod and enjoy.

News

- Crocs website - "Peter (Crawford) is one of the marquee Australian players in this league", said Townsville Crocodile CEO Ian Smythe.

Clink on the link above to read the Crocs media release about the signing of Crawford and former Perth Wildcat teammate Jeff Dowdell.

It seems the Crocs are loading up at the wing position. With returning players Michael Cedar and Brad Williamson also on the perimeter, it seems hard to believe the rumours that Cameron Tovey and former Melbourne Tiger Tommy Greer will also be added to this lineup in the near future.

Townsville fans will be happy to hear that it seems Kelvin Robertson will be returning.

- GC Blaze - "In my opinion, Anthony Petrie is probably one of the most underrated players in the league," said Gold Coast Blaze Head Coach Joey Wright.

The Blaze have beaten out the Wollongong Hawks and Perth Wildcats for Petrie's autograph.

- GC Blaze - “He (Mika Vukona) is a brilliant rebounder and a great defender. His athletic ability allows him to play above the rim and fans will find him a very exciting player to watch”, said Blaze CEO Dave Claxton.

- While on NBL signings, national squad member Adam Ballinger has returned to Adelaide after having a hard long think about joining to the New Zealand Breakers. Ballinger is currently playing in the New Zealand National League.

- If you can believe Dusty Rychart's Facebook status, he will be joining the Cairns Taipans for season 2009/10.

- Although it has been published that the Melbourne Tigers are chasing Metro State's All-American Jesse Wagstaff, expect the ACT native Wagstaff to be in a Perth Wildcats uniform.

- Matt Campbell stays in Wollongong. No surprise there, but it will cost him $5000 as he pledged for a Hawks membership. That has to be a first in sports history, a player paying the club to play. Here is a one on one interview with Matt.

- Daniel Joyce, Matt Burston, Peter Crawford, Daniel Johnson, Cameron Tragardh and Anthony Drmic have been added to the Australian Boomers squad.

- Check out this interview with legendary NBA baller Robert Horry. He says he should be in the Hall of Fame, and I agree with him largely due to his seven championship rings.

- If you read Andrew Bogut's website/blog, you know the big man has a thing for cars. Well, Orlando Magic centre Marcin Gortat believes he has the fastest car in the NBA.
- DimeMag puts a solid argument forward in supporting Aussie Pat Mills in this year's NBA Draft.

Jesse Wagstaff #42 - a few college highlights

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maric and Bogut!
Go the WOGS!!

Dodge Taylor said...

Nice work on the OT boys, just finished listening to it.

Who knew Maric put up such massive numbers in college?? Hopefully we'll see him in the Boomers squad over the next few years.

Michael from Perth said...

Page 68 of today's West Austrlian (print copy) confirmed the following players in Wildcats uniforms next season:
Damian Martin, Brad Robbins, Stephen Weigh, Shawn Redhage, Jesse Wagstaff and Paul Rogers. Martin Cattalini is close to agreeing to terms and Matt Burston is being chase but the 36ers have the inside running due to having a contending women's team as well.

Silver Fox said...

Bunch of haters