June 10, 2010
Teams in Australia's NBL tend to sort out their rosters nice and early, and so even though we're several months away from the 2010-11 season tipping off, many rosters are all but complete already. Despite him winning the NBL MVP trophy last season, the Townsville Crocodiles have released Corey "Homicide" Williams, and have not named a replacement import, although they have brought in former St. Mary's big man Ben Allen (who is also currently trying out for the Australian national team.) The Melbourne Tigers have brought home from America another big Aussie centre (Luke Nevill), and have signed Eric Devendorf to score from them after his hugely successful offseason in New Zealand (at least basketball wise; Devendorf managed to get arrested for breach of the peace in there as well.) And the Sydney Kings are returning to the NBL after a season out due to financial difficulties, bringing with them Taj McCullough, who had previously been in Latvia with VEF Riga.
May 31, 2010
- Corey Williams
Corey "Homicide" Williams - so named because he murders people on the court, apparently - spent a third consecutive season with the Townsville Crocodiles in Australia. He averaged 18.8 points), 4.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game, ranking second in the league in scoring and second only to Kirk Penney's 23.2 ppg, and winning the NBL MVP award. However, Townsville have already announced that they won't be asking Corey back for next season, giving no real explanation as to why they are allowing an MVP to leave. They've already brought in former St Mary's big man Ben Allen for next season, but it's just not the same.
April 19, 2010
[...] Schenscher recently played in the Foot Locker High Stakes Hoops tournament, which rank from April 6th to the 11th. Eight teams are playing in a summer time tournament with $250,000 (Australian) in prize money; it runs independently of the NBL league season, features some funky rules (such as bonus points for winning individual quarters), and one particularly funky rule involving 4 point shots. This was the tournament's inaugural season; others who took part in it included Lance Allred, Sean Lampley, Corey Williams, Julius Hodge, and the eventual champions were the simply named "Rays," who had on their roster former St Mary's big man Ben Allen.