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  1. 1. October 7th, 2012 Published by: Aussie HooplaAussie Hoopla Nathan Jawai with a Swat and a Jam for FC This eBook was created using the Zinepal Online eBook Barcelona Regal in their opening game Creator. Use Zinepal to create your own eBooks in PDF, The post Nathan Jawai on growing up Aboriginal and his goals ePub and Kindle/Mobipocket formats. for 2013 appeared first on Aussie Hoopla. Upgrade to a Zinepal Pro Account to unlock more features and hide this message. Joe Ingles stars for Barcelona as they prepare to face theNathan Jawai on growing up Dallas Mavericks By Dan Boyce on October 7th, 2012Aboriginal and his goals for The first round of the NBL begins this week with Basketball2013 fans across Australia chomping at the bite. The same holdsBy Dan Boyce on October 7th, 2012 true for Spanish basketball fans who this week saw the ACB, the Spanish Basketball League kick off their season.Nathan Jawai may have had a tough time adjusting to hisnew team in his first game for FC Barcelona Regal but after Joe Ingles and Nathan Jawai are two men who play a bigthe siren sounded Big Nate spoke to his Spanish fans about part in shaping the landscape of the sport in both countries.growing up as an aboriginal in Cairns, how it shaped his life Both men took the court as FC Barcelona Regal faced CBand his basketball goals for the future. Valladolid who produced an unexpected win over the reigning ACB champions 78-71.“My parents are my role models. I’m from a small town,troubled by drugs and alcohol. I was forced to be home by five Despite the shock loss Aussie Joe Ingles was dominantand my parents wouldn’t let me go out at night to make sure throughout the game finishing his team’s high scorer with 18they kept me away from all of that”. points, 3 assists and 2 steals. Ingles continued the great form his displayed in the London Olympics and showed there is aJawai noted his role is to play defence and played down the fact good reason why NBA teams continue to show interest in thehe had a quiet game. “I am a powerful and explosive player. lanky South Australian. Nathan Jawai, who had a dominantMy offensive game does not bother me, but I need to improve pre-season for Barcelona with a number of 20 point games,on defence and not make the same mistakes forever”. was held to only two points in 13 minutes of game time as aIt is clear Jawai is happier than ever in his new home, noting result of being in foul trouble early.he has been enjoying the beaches of Spain much more than Bosnian Nedžad Sinanović did most of the damage for CBthe cold mornings of Russia where he played for Unics Kazan Valladolid pouring in 28 points, 10 rebounds and 2 stealslast season. ”I hope to have a long career, successful and injury which was good enough to win him the ACB player of the Weekfree” noted Jawai who is now looking further down the road for round terms of what he can achieve in his basketball career. Todaywe are seeing a Nathan Jawai who is clearly more focused on Perhaps the suprise loss was a case of Barcelona Regal lookinghis basketball career than he has been before, a fact that bodes onward to their encounter with the 2011 NBA Champions,well for the Australian Boomers and their 2014 FIBA World the Dallas Mavericks who will make their way to Spain thisChampionship hopes. week. Barcelona is set to play the Mavericks in an exhibition game as part of their lead-up to the 2012/13 NBA Season. TheA big part of his development will be in part due to game will be played next Tuesday and will see Nathan Jawaiesteemed Barcelona Regal coach Xavier Pascual. Pascual has suit up against his former NBA teammate Dirk Nowitzki.already noted that developing Jawai’s defence and eliminatinginconsistencies from his game is what Barcelona needs to Nathan Jawai was a part of the Dallas Maverick s after beingmake a big run in the Euroleague this season. “Having coach traded by Toronto in the offseason of 2009. Before he couldPascual is a challenge, I never had a coach like him”. play one game however Jawai was traded to Minnesota as part of a four team trade that sent Euro legend Hedo Turkoglu toThanks to a new location, a new coach and a new the Raptors and delivered four-time All-Star Shawn Marion tooutlook on Basketball, Nathan Jawai is focused on winning Mavericks.championships and improving himself, and he wasn’t afraidto let the Spanish fans know about it. ”I want to win as many Barcelona will look to be on the opposite end of a huge upsettitles here as I can”. when the play the Maericks. In the past FC Barcelona Regal has had amazing success against travelling NBA teams having beat the Philadelphia 76ers in 2006 and the NBA champion LA Lakers in 2010.Created using Zinepal. Go online to create your own eBooks in PDF, ePub, Kindle and Mobipocket formats. 1
  2. 2. October 7th, 2012 Published by: Aussie Hoopla then host defending NBA champions Miami Heat in a pre- season game on Sunday October 7th.Joe Ingles says FC Barcelona Regal can win thisyear’s Euroleague The Geelong Supercats would like to wish Isma’il MuhammadThe post Joe Ingles stars for Barcelona as they prepare to face the best of luck in training camp with the Atlanta Hawks.the Dallas Mavericks appeared first on Aussie Hoopla. Ismail Muhammad with a number of vicious jams from his college days at Georgia TechIsmail Muhammad joins The post Ismail Muhammad joins Atlanta Hawks training camp appeared first on Aussie Hoopla.Atlanta Hawks training camp Ask Coach Sedale ThreattBy Beth Davis on October 7th, 2012Former Geelong Supercats import Isma’il Muhammad is notgiving up on his NBA dream just yet. 30/09 By Aussie Hoopla on October 7th, 2012The 6’6 swingman and former SEABL Supercats MVP hasbeen signed by the Hawks in his native city of Atlanta for Have you got a question for LA Lakers Legend Sedale Threatt?their training camp which begins tomorrow. Muhammad will Sedale has played in over 950 NBA games, in is in the top 50be competing for one of only two places remaining on the steals of All-Time. Now he lives in Australian and through hisHawks official NBA roster. The training camp roster of 18 Australian Basketball College he helps Aussie Kids fulfil theirwas officially announced a few days ago, but the Hawks today dreams of player professional basketball every year. Eachhave announced that they have extended the invitation to and every week here at Aussie Hoopla Sedale will answer aMuhammad to stretch the training roster to 19. question from any of our follows asking for advice on how toHaving been invited to practice with the team back in take their game to the top!September, true to his nature Muhammad has kept pretty Want your questions answered by Sedale Threatt?quiet about the whole thing until the announcement was madetoday. “It’s just that my goal wasn’t to get invited. I’ve been Send them in to us via email or via our Facebook or Twitterinvited before, even last year with Charlotte. My goal is to make accounts:the team. So while it’s exciting to be in the pre-season camp,’s not the finish line.” @aussiehooplaIsma’il was invited to training camp with the Charlotte Bobcats Or you can ask Sedale himself !in 2011, being cut from the squad just days before the Send them in to us via email or via our Facebook or Twittershortened lock-out season began. After being released from accounts:the Bobcats, Isma’il re-signed with the Geelong Supercats for 2012 SEABL season, before the chance to play in the NBA @OzBballCollegesummer league meant that he had to withdraw from the longSEABL season. Be sure to like or follow us while you’re there to keep up to date!He signed with the Auckland Pirates in the New ZealandNBL, which was a short season, and alongside former Our first question comes from Marcus who is 13 years oldMelbourne Tigers import Ron Dorsey guided them to a and plays for the Waverly FalconsNZNBL Championship in May. Upon returning to the USA, Question:Isma’il focused on his game and was hopeful of getting aninvitation to the NBA Summer League in July, but was unlucky Dear Sedale,not to receive one. Currently I play on a rep team where I am stuck behind two really good guards and I never get to play quality minutes. IIn early September he got the call from the Atlanta Hawks to know I am not as good as they are right now but I am sure byjoin them in pre-season. just getting chance to play that in the long run I can be better“It was a mixture of relief, gratification and excitement… than both of them. Should I focus on just working on my gamebecause I directed all my focus for the past 9 months on getting by myself or should I go find another team which is perhapsanother opportunity to make the NBA. And the time to get not so good but at least I will get to invite was running out. So to get invited days before camp Answer:started was a great feeling.” Regardless of what team you play on, your main goal especially“It does make it a little more exciting being at home [in playing juniors is to become the best player that you can beAtlanta]. Especially since they have never shown any interest through individual development whether that is by yourselfbefore, not even when I came out of college [at Georgia and / or through a formal training program. There is a bigTech].So this was a pleasant surprise.” misconception that players need to play in VC or the topMuhammad will begin training camp tomorrow, with the levels of juniors to develop more and get the best experienceHawks practicing twice daily on Tuesday, Wednesday and as well being a status symbol. I tend to always advise thatFriday, and once on Thursday and Saturday. The team will when looking at playing on a rep team, you want to play on a team that you are actually going to play minutes. Again,Created using Zinepal. Go online to create your own eBooks in PDF, ePub, Kindle and Mobipocket formats. 2
  3. 3. October 7th, 2012 Published by: Aussie Hooplathe main focus of playing a rep team is about your individual Sedale Threatt and the LA Lakers play  Juventuddevelopment. It is very hard to develop sitting on the bench. Badalona in 1991, just weeks before MagicSometimes it is better to play in a Metro 1 or lower comp and / Johnson announced to the world he had HIVor at a smaller club so that you play more minutes so you can Aussie Hoopla Podcastsactually get some gametime experience and become a better Episode 13: Sedale Threattplayer. Personally, I would prefer to play on a team that maybe (Part 2)a second team or in a lower comp if I knew I was going to LA Lakers Legendplay a majority of the minutes. Chances are this will give me “"Gary would say Imma getan opportunity to develop and be the “man”. Then maybe next 70 steals off you, but Jordanseason I may look to play on a team that is in a higher comp used to say little things towhich I will be better for and have more opportunity because you like... The coach mustI’ve got more experience. be mad at you coz he put you on me, or I might go for my career high tonight" –Sedale Threatt Lakers Highlights Sedale Threatt sharing trashThe post Ask Coach Sedale Threatt 30/09 appeared first on talking tales of Gary PaytonAussie Hoopla. and Michael Jordan Episode 12: Sedale ThreattSedale Threatt (LA Lakers (Part 1) LA Lakers LegendLegend: Part 2) – Episode 13 “Hold up man, ya’ll stopBy Dan Boyce on October 7th, 2012 talking and put the cuffs on“Gary would say I’mma get 70 steals off you, but Jordan used the great Michael Jordanto say little things to you like… The coach must be mad at you because if it was Sedalecoz he put you on me, or I might go for my career high tonight” Threatt you’d have me with– Sedale Threatt sharing trash talking tales of Gary Payton and my head down on the backMichael Jordan seat…. Stop talking and put the cuffs on him” – SedaleListen to the second part of our interview with Sedale Threatt, Threatt shares a story abouta legend of NBA basketball whose played with Michael Jordan, the time he almost sharedCharles Barkley, Dr J, Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon a prison cell with Michaelto name a mere few. Known as “The Thief” he currently Jordanranks 49th in NBA History for total steals. Sedale has Episode 11: Derek Ruckerlived in Australia for the past few years and currently runs Future NBL Hall of Famerthe Australian Basketball College which operates out of Derek Rucker finished histhe Waverley basketball stadium in Victoria. NBL in the top ten all-time inWe continue the interview with Sedale Threatt leaving scoring (7th), assists (4th),the city of Chicago, arriving in Seattle playing alongside steals (4th) and three-pointGary Payton and Shawn Kemp. get the inside story on field goals made (5th). Histhe choas which erupted around the world after Magic 10.6 assists per game in 1994Johnson’s announcement that he had the HIV virus. What it is the highest season averagewas like playing with Magic before and after he retired. As well ever and he holds the recordas what it was like playing in Houston with Hakeem Olajuwon, for assists in a game withClyde Drexler and Charles Barkley all screaming for the ball! a mind boggling 24 dimesWe also ask some random fire questions like Whose the best which is a record which maydunker in NBA history, Who was a better trash talking Michael never be broken in the NBL.Jordan or Gary Payton and who he would have around him in Hyping the Hoopla Basketballhis ultimate NBA squad and what he thinks of the NBL and the PodcastAustralian Basketball scene. Ep. 4 “Selling Ice to Eskimos” We speak to Melbourne Marketer and Entrepreneur Pete Williams whose articles on how the NBL should be marketing itself was brought to attention by Andrew Bogut onlineCreated using Zinepal. Go online to create your own eBooks in PDF, ePub, Kindle and Mobipocket formats. 3
  4. 4. October 7th, 2012 Published by: Aussie Hoopla Aussie Hoopla Podcasts Aussie Hoopla Podcasts Episode 10: Simon Kerle Episode 7: Corey "Homicide" The Most Controversial NBL Williams Player Ever NBL & Streetball Legend He averaged 14 points over 381 games and although “The NBL is my NBA” – he never won a NBL Corey Homicide Williams Championship or make a Boomers squad he will We ask Homicide what always be remembered as NBL teams he’d like to possibly the most HATED play for, how NBL Legend player in the NBL in the Darryl “D-Mac” McDonald is 1990s and early 2000s. remembered in NYC and who Hyping the Hoopla he’d pay money to see in the NBL. LIVE PODCAST Hyping the Hoopla Basketball Podcast "First Ever LIVE Australian Ep. 2 "Asian Persuasion" Basketball Podcast" 1. 2012 NBL Off Season Player Movements Dream Team Vs Team USA 2. Seriously Melbourne Who Wins? Tigers… What’s going on? Hyping the Hoopla Basketball Podcast 3. Why Smitty hates the NBL Ep. 3 "Dream On" points system 1. Why is Nathan Jawai not in the Boomers Olympic ... and more team? Episode 6: Daryl Corletto 2. Recap and Analysis of the New Zealand Breakers Australian Under 17 Boys “When I went to say goodbye World Championships Silver to the coaching staff Trevor Medal effort? Gleeson blatantly lied to my face, he called me 3. How will the Australian disrespectful, dishonest and Boomers fare in the told me I wasn’t loyal… This Olympics? guy had been (in Melbourne) for 3 weeks I’d been here for 4. Does losing Andrew Bogut 14 years” – Daryl Corletto really matter to the Boomers Hyping the Hoopla Basketball medal hopes? Podcast Episode 9: Willie Farley Ep. 1 "The Debut" Adelaide 36ers Legend 1. Trevor Gleeson is stood down by the Melbourne “Yes… because he has the skill Tigers on the court as well as off 2. How important is a coach the court… he really thinks in the NBL? the game” – Willie Farley regarding if Brett Maher 3. Does the NBL need a could have played in the NBA second team in Melbourne? Episode 8: Matthew Dellavedova 4. NBL Free Agent moves Australian Boomers and much more “I think there is a bit of Episode 5: Rob Rose excitment over the NBL” NBL Legend – Matthew Dellavedova “If Cam Tragardh is the regarding how Aussie’s in leading scorer of this college think about the NBL league… this league has a long way to come” – Rob RoseCreated using Zinepal. Go online to create your own eBooks in PDF, ePub, Kindle and Mobipocket formats. 4
  5. 5. October 7th, 2012 Published by: Aussie HooplaThe post Sedale Threatt (LA Lakers Legend: Part 2) – Episode13 appeared first on Aussie Hoopla.Created using Zinepal. Go online to create your own eBooks in PDF, ePub, Kindle and Mobipocket formats. 5