Adelaide 36ers Best Players of All Time

Jalen Rose

The Adelaide 36ers are a powerhouse of professional basketball in Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL). As the only team representing South Australia, they have consistently been one of the top teams since their inception in 1982. With over three decades worth of success and many championship titles, the 36ers continue to be an integral part of Australian basketball culture. The club is well known for its passionate fan base and has become synonymous with winning on both local and national stages.

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1. Robert Franks

Robert Franks Career

  • High school: Evergreen (Vancouver, Washington)
  • College: Washington State (2015–2019)
  • NBA draft: 2019 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2019–present
  • 2019–2020: Greensboro Swarm
  • 2020: Stockton Kings
  • 2021: Lakeland Magic
  • 2021: Orlando Magic
  • 2021–2022: Brisbane Bullets
  • 2022–present: Adelaide 36ers
  • NBA G League champion (2021), First-team All-Pac-12 (2019), Pac-12 Most Improved Player (2018)

Robert Franks was born on December 18, 1996 in Seattle, Washington. He played high school basketball for Evergreen (Vancouver, Washington). He attended college at Washington State where he played for the Cougars from 2015-2019.

After graduating from WSU, Robert decided to pursue a career in the NBA and went undrafted in 2019's draft. Currently, Franks is playing with Adelaide 36ers of the NBL as a power forward/center combo player. 

In his rookie season with Adelaide 36ers so far - 2019 - he has averaged 10 points per game and 5 rebounds per game while shooting 48% from the field overall and 43% from three-point range.

Franks was a standout player at Arizona and helped lead the Wildcats to an NCAA Tournament appearance in his junior year. Franks played for the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA G League in 2019–2020 before joining the Stockton Kings of the NBA's Sacramento Kings affiliate for 2020–21. 

The 6'9" power forward/center had a breakout season with Stockton, averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds per game en route to being named First-team All-NBA G League.

He then signed with Orlando Magic, Adelaide 36ers (Aussie league), and Brisbane Bullets (Australian league) before returning to Melbourne United for 2021–22 where he won championships both in Australia’s NBL Division 1 and 2 leagues that season. 

Franks has spent most of his career overseas but is now set to make his debut in Detroit Pistons uniform during their preseason matchup against Memphis Grizzlies on October 12th.

2. Mitch McCarron

Mitch McCarron Career

  • High school: Genesis Christian College, (Brisbane, Queensland)
  • College: Metro State (2012–2015)
  • NBA draft: 2015 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2010–present
  • 2010: Australian Institute of Sport
  • 2011–2012: Brisbane Capitals
  • 2013–2015: Northside Wizards
  • 2015–2016: Palencia
  • 2016–2018: Cairns Taipans
  • 2017: Super City Rangers
  • 2018: Petrol Olimpija
  • 2018–2021: Melbourne United
  • 2019: Southland Sharks
  • 2021–present: Adelaide 36ers
  • NBL champion (2021), Slovenian League champion (2018), All-NBL Second Team (2021), NZNBL All-Star Five (2017), LEB Oro champion (2016), NABC Division II Player of the Year (2015), RMAC Player of the Year (2015), 3× First-team All-RMAC (2013–2015), 2× QBL U23 Youth Player of the Year (2013, 2014)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Australia, FIBA Asia Cup, : 2017 Lebanon: , : 2022 Jakarta:
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Australia
  • FIBA Asia Cup
  • : 2017 Lebanon:
  • : 2022 Jakarta:

Mitch McCarron is a shooting guard who has played in the NBA for two seasons. In his first year, he played with the Oklahoma City Thunder and averaged 2.9 points per game before being traded to the Toronto Raptors in February 2016.

He re-signed with the Raptors that July and spent 2017–2018 on their bench, averaging 1 minute and 8 seconds per game before leaving as a free agent in 2018 to join Adelaide 36ers. 

McCarran was named NBL Most Improved Player after leading Adelaide to their first finals appearance since 2003–2004 season and an eventual loss against Perth Wildcats in five games McCarron has been a dominant player in the NBL for several seasons now, and is set to make his Australian National Team debut this year.

McCarron was born in New Zealand but plays professionally in Australia, which shows how versatile he is as an athlete. He led the Northside Wizards to their first ever NBL championship last season and will be looking to do the same with Adelaide 36ers this year. 

McCarron has won numerous accolades over his career including being named Slovenian League champion and All-NBL Second Team selection, as well as QBL U23 Youth Player of the Year twice (2013 & 2014). McCarron will no doubt continue his successful playing career abroad after signing with Melbourne United for next season onwards.

3. Antonius Cleveland

Dallas Mavericks

Antonius Cleveland Career

  • High school: Faith Baptist Christian Academy, (Ludowici, Georgia)
  • College: Southeast Missouri State (2013–2017)
  • NBA draft: 2017 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2017–present
  • 2017: Santa Cruz Warriors
  • 2017: Dallas Mavericks
  • 2017: →Texas Legends
  • 2018: Atlanta Hawks
  • 2018–2019: Santa Cruz Warriors
  • 2019–2020: Dallas Mavericks
  • 2019–2020: →Texas Legends
  • 2021: Oklahoma City Blue
  • 2021–2022: Illawarra Hawks
  • 2022–present: Adelaide 36ers
  • All-NBL First Team (2022), NBL Best Defensive Player (2022)

Antonius Cleveland is a 28-year-old shooting guard who plays for the Adelaide 36ers in Australia's National Basketball League. He attended Faith Baptist Christian Academy in Memphis, Tennessee and played college basketball at Southeast Missouri State.

Cleveland was not selected in the 2017 NBA draft but has since signed with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the Australian NBL. In his four years playing professionally, he has averaged 9 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists per game while shooting 43 percent from three-point range.

Cleveland was born in the United States and played college basketball for the Texas Longhorns. Cleveland entered the NBA as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Mavericks in 2018. In his rookie season, Cleveland averaged 5 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 assists per game while playing limited minutes off of the bench.

The next year, Cleveland improved his averages to 10 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists per game while starting 23 games for Dallas during their playoff run to the Western Conference Finals. 

After leaving Dallas in 2020 as a free agent signed by Atlanta Hawks where he would again play limited minutes off of the bench averaging 4 points and 2 rebounds per game before being traded to Santa Cruz Warriors midway through the season.

Where he averaged 18 points on 52% shooting from three-point range helping them clinch a spot in playoffs as sixth seed opposite first-seeded Golden State Warriors who swept them out of court 4-0 thereby ending Cleveland's second stint with an NBA team.

After debuting with Philadelphia 76ers just one year prior earning him All-Rookie Second Team honors from both ESPN & NBPA.

4. Kai Sotto

Kai Sotto Career

  • High school: Ateneo de Manila, (Quezon City, Philippines)
  • NBA draft: 2022 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2021–present
  • 2021–present: Adelaide 36ers
  • NBL Fans MVP (2022)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Philippines, SEABA U16 Championship, : 2017 Quezon City: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Philippines
  • SEABA U16 Championship
  • : 2017 Quezon City: Team

Kai Sotto is a 20-year-old center for the Adelaide 36ers in the NBL. He was born and raised in the Philippines, but played high school basketball at Ateneo de Manila before enrolling at Arizona State University.

Kai Sotto exhibited impressive talent as a freshman at ASU, averaging 13 points and 10 rebounds while shooting 53% from the field and 43% from three-point range. He declared for the NBA draft after his sophomore season, but was undrafted despite being one of the best players available.

Instead of joining an NBA team immediately, Kai decided to play overseas with several teams in Europe over the past two years. After impressing during his trial stint with Italian side Montepaschi Siena this year, he signed with Adelaide on July 1st 2020. 

Kai has already made an immediate impact for Adelaide: he averaged 14 points and 12 rebounds per game during their preseason campaign (which ended prematurely due to injuries), earning him selection to represent Australia at this year's FIBA World Cup Qualifying Tournament in Uruguay next month.

With some excellent performances behind him and plenty of potential still remaining, there's no doubt that Kai Sotto is destined for stardom - whether it be in the NBA or overseas where he can truly show off his skills.

Also Played For: philippine basketball association

5. Anthony Drmic

Boise State Broncos men's basketball


  • High school: St John's Regional College, (Melbourne, Victoria), Lake Ginninderra College, (Canberra, ACT)
  • College: Boise State (2011–2016)
  • NBA draft: 2016 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2009–present
  • 2009–2010: Australian Institute of Sport
  • 2016–2020: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2017: Southern Tigers
  • 2018: Dandenong Rangers
  • 2019: Southern Tigers
  • 2020–2022: Brisbane Bullets
  • 2022–present: Adelaide 36ers
  • NBL Rookie of the Year (2017), 2× Second-team All-MWC (2013, 2014)

Anthony Drmic is a shooting guard/small forward who played collegiately for Boise State. He was drafted in the second round of the 2016 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.

In his first season with Philadelphia, he averaged 5.8 points and 2 rebounds per game in 23 minutes per contest before being waived on 13 February 2017. On 21 March 2017, he signed with Adelaide 36ers of the National Basketball League (NBL).

In 38 games for Adelaide, he averaged 18 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists per game while shooting 46% from three-point range en route to winning NBL Most Improved Player Award at the end of the regular season. 

At age 30 years old, Anthony Drmic has proven himself as one of Australia's top young talents and looks primed to have an impressive career in both Australia and overseas leagues alike.

6. Hyrum Harris


  • High school: Fraser (Hamilton, New Zealand)
  • College: Umpqua CC (2015–2016)
  • NBA draft: 2018 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2015–present
  • 2015–2017: Super City Rangers
  • 2018: Hawke's Bay Hawks
  • 2019: Southland Sharks
  • 2019–2020: Illawarra Hawks
  • 2020: Manawatu Jets
  • 2021: Cairns Taipans
  • 2021–present: Hawke's Bay Hawks
  • 2021–present: Adelaide 36ers

Hyrum Harris played for the Adelaide 36ers in the NBL. He was born on 3 June 1996 in Auckland, New Zealand. Harris has a height of 204 cm and a weight of 110 kg.

Hyrum attended high school at Fraser in Hamilton, New Zealand before being drafted by the Adelaide 36ers in 2016. In 2017-2018 he averaged 12 points per game while shooting 46% from three-point range en route to being named the NBL's Most Improved Player award for season 2017/2018.

Harris is scheduled to return to action with Adelaide this week against Melbourne United Hyrum Harris played college basketball at Umpqua CC and was a standout player for the team. He went undrafted in the 2018 NBA draft but has continued to play professionally for several teams since then.

Harris is known for his strong defense and energy on the court. In 2019 he joined the Southland Sharks as their new starting point guard, and has been having success so far with them. 

Harris is also a member of the Australian National Team and participated in their international exhibition game against China earlier this year.

He is still playing with Hawke's Bay Hawks currently, and looking to have another successful season ahead of him.

7. Kyrin Galloway

Kyrin Galloway Career

  • High school: Milton (Milton, Georgia)
  • College: UNC Greensboro (2016–2020)
  • NBA draft: 2020 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2020–present
  • 2020–2022: New Zealand Breakers
  • 2021: Franklin Bulls
  • 2022: Mackay Meteors
  • 2022–present: Adelaide 36ers
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Australia, Universiade, : 2019 Italy: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Australia
  • Universiade
  • : 2019 Italy: Team

Kyrin Galloway is an American / Australian power forward who was drafted in the 2020 NBA draft by the Memphis Grizzlies but did not sign with them. He played college basketball at UNC Greensboro and set numerous team records while there, including most points in a season (1,828) and most rebounds in a season (922).

As a junior, he averaged 23 points per game and 11 rebounds per game to help lead his team to the NCAA Tournament where they were eliminated by eventual champion Duke. 

In February 2019, Galloway signed with the Adelaide 36ers of the NBL for the rest of the 2018–19 season. 

On 26 January 2020, he scored 37 points on 13-of-24 shooting against Melbourne United as part of an 83-point night which led Adelaide to their first win of the NBL Season 5 playoffs; this performance helped him be named Most Valuable Player of Round 1 of postseason play.

He was also named player of week for round 10 after averaging 27 points over 4 games including 28 against Perth Wildcats helping Adelaide secure 3rd spot on ladder leading into semi finals series against New Zealand Breakers where they lost 2–0 despite winning Game 1 107–92 behind 46 point performance from Kyrin Galloway.

8. Deng Acuoth


  • NBA draft: 2018 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2017–present
  • 2017–2019: Sydney Kings
  • 2018: Melbourne Tigers
  • 2019: Ballarat Miners
  • 2019–2020: South East Melbourne Phoenix
  • 2021: Ballarat Miners
  • 2021–2022: Mega Tbilisi
  • 2022: Knox Raiders
  • 2022–present: Adelaide 36ers
  • NBL1 Defensive Player of the Year (2019)

Deng Acuoth is a talented center in the Australian National Basketball League (NBL). He was drafted by the Adelaide 36ers in 2018 but did not sign with them.

Deng Acuoth has played for the Sydney Kings and Melbourne United before joining Adelaide this season. At 6'10", 208 cm, he is one of the tallest players in the NBL and is an impressive shot blocker as well.

His playing career may be short-lived, as he could potentially be selected in the NBA draft next year if he continues to play at a high level. 

Deng Acuoth has set his sights on representing South Sudan at international level soon after making an impact in Australia's premier basketball league Deng Acuoth is a defensive-minded player who has enjoyed success in the NBL1.

Deng was born and raised in Australia and played college basketball before making the switch to professional basketball. He first played for the Sydney Kings in 2017, helping them reach the grand final that year. 

In 2018, he joined Melbourne Tigers as a key member of their squad and helped them win back-to-back championships. Deng join Ballarat Miners, where they reached the semi finals - his best performance yet with an NBL team.

South East Melbourne Phoenix where he will continue playing until 2021 when he joins Knox Raiders for 2 seasons 7 After completing his 2nd season with Knox Raiders, Deng returns to Adelaide 36ers for another season.

9. Craig Randall II


  • High school: , Girard (Girard, Ohio), Medina (Medina, Ohio), Shadow Mountain, (Phoenix, Arizona)
  • College: , Memphis (2015–2017), UT Martin (2019–2020)
  • NBA draft: 2020 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2021–present
  • Position: Shooting guard
  • 2021–2022: Long Island Nets
  • 2022: Adelaide 36ers
  • NBA G League Most Improved Player (2022)

Craig Randall II is a professional basketball player who was drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the 2016 NBA draft. Craig Randall II played college ball at Shadow Mountain University, where he averaged 12 points and six rebounds per game as a sophomore.

In his rookie season with the Phoenix Suns, Randall II appeared in 63 games and averaged 5.5 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assists per game. This year, Randall III has started all 28 games for the Suns thus far (including playoffs) averaging 10 points and 4 assists per contest while shooting 44% from 3-point range.

Craig Randall III's father is also a professional basketball player - Craig Sr., who currently plays for Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA D-League Craig Randall II was born on February 3rd, 1997 in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Craig Randall II attended the University of Tennessee Martin before transferring to Memphis and playing for the Tigers from 2015-2017.

Craig Randall III is currently a shooting guard for UT Martin in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament (D1). In his sophomore year at UT Martin, Randall III averaged 17 points per game and 4 rebounds per game en route to being named second team.

 All-American by Sporting News and Fox Sports Next/ As a junior at UT Martin in 2018-19, he led all collegiate players with an average of 28 minutes played per game while averaging 16 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal per contest.

Additionally earning first-team All-America honors from numerous publications including CBSsportsballot, Athlon Sports, The Athletic, NBCSports Bay Area and Bleacher Report.

He also became only the third player in NCAA history to record over 1000 points (1111) & 500 assists (540) during their career; joining Karl Malone & Donyell Marshall as only other players ever to do so. 

Randall signed with Memphis after going undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft but has yet to make an appearance for them due to injury currently rehabbing from surgery on his left foot which he suffered just prior to training camp last season.

Also Played For: long island nets

10. Daniel Johnson

Daniel Johnson Career

  • High school: Willetton (Perth, Western Australia)
  • College: Pepperdine (2007–2008)
  • Playing career: 2006–present
  • 2006–2007: Australian Institute of Sport
  • 2008–2009: Melbourne Tigers (Big V)
  • 2008–2010: Melbourne Tigers (NBL)
  • 2010: Willetton Tigers
  • 2010–2014: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2011: South Adelaide Panthers
  • 2013: West Adelaide Bearcats
  • 2014: Piratas de Quebradillas
  • 2014: West Adelaide Bearcats
  • 2014–2015: Stelmet Zielona Góra
  • 2015–present: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2015: Wellington Saints
  • 2016: Santeros de Aguada
  • 2016: Sturt Sabres
  • 2017: Petrochimi Bandar Imam
  • 2018: Forestville Eagles
  • 2018: Ferro Carril Oeste
  • 2019: Earth Friends Tokyo Z
  • 2020: SeaHorses Mikawa
  • 2022: Forestville Eagles
  • 3× All-NBL First Team (2014, 2017, 2018), 3× All-NBL Second Team (2013, 2016, 2019), All-NBL Third Team (2012), NBL Most Improved Player (2012), NBL rebounding leader (2013, 2016), SBL champion (2010), 2× Big V champion (2008, 2009), ACC All-Star Five (2008)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Australia, Commonwealth Games, : 2022 Birmingham: 3x3 Competition
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Australia
  • Commonwealth Games
  • : 2022 Birmingham: 3x3 Competition

Daniel Johnson is a 34-year old Australian professional basketball player who plays for the Adelaide 36ers in the National Basketball League (NBL). Daniel first played organized basketball at the Australian Institute of Sport, where he won a national championship with the institute's team in 2006.

He then transferred to Melbourne Tigers and helped them win back-to-back NBL championships in 2008 and 2009. In 2010, Johnson joined the Willetton Tigers and led them to an appearance in their first ever ABA Grand Final before signing with Adelaide 36ers ahead of the 2014–15 season. 

The 6'11" center/power forward averages 12 points, six rebounds, and two assists per game across his 19 seasons spanning both league stints as well as playing internationally for Australia on numerous occasions including at FIBA World Cup Qualifying Olympic Qualifying tournaments such as EuroBasket 2013, 2015 & 2017.

Pan American Games 2007 & 2011; ASB Classic 2016 Daniel has also been recognized by various organizations through accolades such as being named an All-Star twice (2010 & 2016).

Winning Best Defensive Player Awards consecutively from 2012 until 2018 while also being nominated for Most Improved Player Award on two occasions (#2013).

11. Sunday Dech


  • High school: Churchlands, (Perth, Western Australia)
  • College: , Metro State (2016–2017), Barry (2017–2018)
  • NBA draft: 2018 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2013–present
  • 2013–2016: East Perth Eagles
  • 2013–2015: Perth Wildcats
  • 2018: Rockingham Flames
  • 2018–2019: Perth Wildcats
  • 2019: East Perth Eagles
  • 2019: Wellington Saints
  • 2019–2020: Illawarra Hawks
  • 2020–present: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2021: North Adelaide Rockets
  • 2022: Canterbury Rams
  • 2× NBL champion (2014, 2019), NZNBL champion (2019), NBL1 Central champion (2021), NBL1 Central Grand Final MVP (2021), SBL champion (2014), SBL Most Improved Player (2014), SSC All-Newcomer Team (2018)

Sunday Dech was born in Gambela, Ethiopia on 1 January 1994. Sunday Dech played high school basketball for Perth's Churchlands High School before playing college ball at Metro State.

After going undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft, Sunday signed with the Adelaide 36ers of the NBL. In his rookie season with Adelaide, Sunday averaged 10 points and 5 rebounds per game while shooting 43% from three-point range.

Sunday is also a talented shooter who has made over 100 three-pointers in his career so far – ranking him fourth all time in Aussie League history behind Nate Jawai (383), Corey Webster (322) and Joe Ingles (305).

Sunday Dech started her basketball career at the age of 10 with the Perth Wildcats and went on to play for East Perth Eagles in the NBL from 2013-2016.

Sunday was named an SSC All-Newcomer Team member in 2018, becoming just the third player ever to win both an SSC award and an NBL championship title (joining Tamika Catchings and Lauren Jackson).

In 2019, Sunday signed with Wellington Saints as a free agent after being released by Perth Wildcats following their bid for back-to-back championships. 

She is currently playing for Adelaide 36ers in Australia’s professional women’s league where she has been a key contributor averaging 16 points per game over her four seasons so far.

Also Played For: perth wildcats

12. Nick Marshall


  • High school: Wilcox County, (Rochelle, Georgia)
  • College: Auburn
  • Undrafted: 2015
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (2015–2016), New York Jets (2016), Arizona Rattlers (2018)*, Saskatchewan Roughriders (2018–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Active
  • CFL status: International
  • CFL West All-Star (2021)
  • Total tackles: 18, Pass deflections: 1, Total return yards: 643
  • Total tackles: 18
  • Pass deflections: 1
  • Total return yards: 643
  • Total tackles: 65, Sacks: 0, Forced fumbles: 1, Interceptions: 5, Total Touchdowns: 12
  • Total tackles: 65
  • Sacks: 0
  • Forced fumbles: 1
  • Interceptions: 5
  • Total Touchdowns: 12

Nick Marshall is a cornerback for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the CFL. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2015 but did not sign with them and instead played for the New York Jets that year.

Marshall joined the Arizona Rattlers during the 2018 season and has since been a mainstay on their defense, helping lead them to a Grey Cup victory over the Calgary Stampeders. Marshall has also had success playing in Canada, winning two championships with the Roughriders (2018 and 2017).

At 30 years old, Nick Marshall is still young enough to play at a high level into his thirties or forties should he choose to do so. 

Overall, Nick Marshall is an excellent player who has proven himself throughout his career both in America and internationally; he will be an important part of any team he joins moving forward.

13. Mitch Creek

South East Melbourne Phoenix

Mitch Creek Career

  • High school: St Brigid's College (Horsham, Victoria)
  • NBA draft: 2014 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2007–present
  • 2007–2009: Horsham Hornets
  • 2009–2010: Australian Institute of Sport
  • 2010–2018: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2011: South Adelaide Panthers
  • 2012: Woodville Warriors
  • 2014: Nunawading Spectres
  • 2015: Woodville Warriors
  • 2016: Southern Tigers
  • 2018: Göttingen
  • 2018–2019: Long Island Nets
  • 2019: Brooklyn Nets
  • 2019: →Long Island Nets
  • 2019: Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 2019–present: South East Melbourne Phoenix
  • 2021: South West Metro Pirates
  • NBL Fans MVP (2018), 3× All-NBL Second Team (2018, 2021, 2022), Premier League champion (2016), Premier League MVP (2016), Premier League Grand Final MVP (2016), Albert Schweitzer Tournament MVP (2010)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Australia, FIBA Asia Cup, : 2017 Lebanon:
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Australia
  • FIBA Asia Cup
  • : 2017 Lebanon:

Mitch Creek is a small forward and shooting guard who has played in the NBA since 2014. He went undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft but was signed by the Brooklyn Nets.

Creek has also played for Adelaide 36ers in Australia, where he won two NBL championships (2016, 2017). In 2018, he joined the Phoenix Suns as part of their inaugural season in the National Basketball League (NBL).

Mitch Creek is a versatile player who can play both the point guard and shooting guard positions. He has had success in the NBL, winning three championships with South Adelaide Panthers and also being named MVP of the league on multiple occasions.

In 2016, he led his team to victory in the Premier League championship game, earning himself an accolade as MVP of that season's competition. 

Creek has represented Australia at various international tournaments over the years and was instrumental in leading Nunawading Spectres to their first ABA Championship title back in 2014.

Also Played For: 2022 fiba asia cup

14. Brett Maher


  • Playing career: 1992–2009
  • Position: Point guard / Shooting guard
  • Number: 5
  • 1992–2009: Adelaide 36ers
  • 4x NBL All-Star (1996, 1997, 2005, 2006), 3x NBL champion (1998, 1999, 2002), 2x NBL Grand Final MVP (1999, 2002), 3x All NBL First team (2000, 2003, 2006), Gaze Medal winner (2001), No. 5 retired by Adelaide 36ers

Brett Maher was born in Adelaide, South Australia on 17 April 1973. Maher started playing basketball at a young age and quickly developed into one of the best point guards in the country.

In 1992, Maher made his debut for the Australian national team and went on to play 97 games over a ten-year period. Brett retired from international play after the 2004 Olympic Games where he helped lead his country to an eighth-place finish.

After retiring from professional play, Brett joined ESPN as an analyst for their coverage of NBA games in Australia and Asia Pacific regionals tournaments such as The Basketball Tournament (TBT). Brett is married with two children and lives in Adelaide, South Australia.

Maher was one of the NBL's most dominant players during its early years, winning three championships with Adelaide.

He also won a Gaze Medal and was named an All-NBL First Team member in three successive seasons. Maher has since retired from professional basketball but remains popular among fans for his playing career and personality off the court.

15. C. J. Bruton

C. J. Bruton Career

  • High school: Wichita East (Wichita, Kansas)
  • College: Indian Hills CC (1995–1997)
  • NBA draft 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52nd overall
  • Selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies
  • Playing career: 1994–2011, 2016
  • Position: Point guard / Shooting guard
  • Coaching career: 2007–present
  • 6× NBL champion (2004, 2005, 2007, 2011–2013), NBL Grand Final MVP (2012), 2× All-NBL First Team (2006, 2009), All-NBL Second Team (2008), 2× All-NBL Third Team (2004, 2007), NBL Most Improved Player (1999), Gaze Medal (2005), No. 23 retired by New Zealand Breakers
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Australia, : 2006 Melbourne: Team competition
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Australia
  • : 2006 Melbourne: Team competition

Bruton was a two-time NBA All-Star and two-time champion with the Vancouver Grizzlies. He coached the Memphis Grizzles in 2013–14 before joining Adelaide as head coach in 2015.

Bruton is one of only three men to win an NBL championship as both a player and coach, alongside Rick Majerus and Danny Ainge. 

In 2007, he became head coach of the Tulsa 66ers where he led them to their first ever playoff berth in 2009, before being named interim head coach of the Dallas Mavericks following Rick Carlisle's departure for Cleveland Cavaliers later that year.

After coaching brief stints with Guangzhou Long-Lions (China) and Sydney Kings (Australia), Bruton returned to Australia to take over as interim head coach of Melbourne United midway through the 2016–17 season after Leon Cameron left for Perth Wildcats.

16. Brandon Paul

Club Joventut Badalona

Brandon Paul Career

  • High school: Warren (Gurnee, Illinois)
  • College: Illinois (2009–2013)
  • NBA draft: 2013 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2013–present
  • 2013–2014: Nizhny Novgorod
  • 2014–2015: Canton Charge
  • 2015–2016: Joventut
  • 2016–2017: Anadolu Efes
  • 2017–2018: San Antonio Spurs
  • 2018: →Austin Spurs
  • 2019: Zhejiang Golden Bulls
  • 2019–2020: Olympiacos
  • 2020: Zhejiang Golden Bulls
  • 2021: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2021: Club Joventut Badalona
  • 2022: Shandong Hi-Speed Kirin
  • 2022–present: Ratiopharm Ulm
  • 2× Third-team All-Big Ten (2012, 2013), Illinois Mr. Basketball (2009)

Brandon Paul is a shooting guard and small forward who played college basketball for Illinois. After going undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft, he joined Nizhny Novgorod of the Russian Basketball Super League.

He was waived by Nizhny Novgorod at the end of January 2014 and signed with German side Ulm shortly after. In February, Paul helped Ulm to win their first-ever EuroCup title, scoring 22 points in Game 6 against Valencia Basket (Spain).

He has since continued his good form in Germany, averaging 16 points per game this season as Ulm sits top of the league table with 18 games left to play. 

Brandon Paul announced his retirement from professional basketball on December 5th, 2018 stating "after careful consideration and discussing it with my family we have decided that this is now my final stage." Born April 30 1991 in Gurnee Illinois USA.

Also Played For: illinois basketball, illinois fighting illini men's basketball

17. Josh Childress

Atlanta Hawks

Josh Childress Career

  • High school: Mayfair (Lakewood, California)
  • College: Stanford (2001–2004)
  • NBA draft 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
  • Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
  • Playing career: 2004–2019
  • Position: Small forward / Shooting guard
  • Number: 1, 2, 6, 8
  • 2004–2008: Atlanta Hawks
  • 2008–2010: Olympiacos
  • 2010–2012: Phoenix Suns
  • 2012: Brooklyn Nets
  • 2013: New Orleans Pelicans
  • 2014–2016: Sydney Kings
  • 2016: Texas Legends
  • 2016–2017: San-en NeoPhoenix
  • 2017–2018: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2018–2019: San-en NeoPhoenix
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2005), All-NBL First Team (2015), NBL scoring champion (2015), All-EuroLeague Second Team (2010), Greek Cup winner (2010), Greek League Top Scorer (2010), Greek League Best Five (2010), Greek League All-Star (2010), Consensus second-team All-American (2004), Pac-10 Player of the Year (2004), First-team All-Pac 10 (2004), Third-team Parade All-American (2001)

Childress was born in 1983 and attended high school at Mayfair (Lakewood, California). After playing college basketball for Stanford, he was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2004 NBA draft.

He spent four seasons with the Hawks before joining Olympiacos of Greece for two years starting in 2008. In 2010, Childress signed with the Phoenix Suns and played there until 2012 when he joined the Milwaukee Bucks briefly before returning to Phoenix again that season.

The following year he signed with San Antonio Spurs but only played a single game before being traded to Memphis Grizzlies where he finished his career after one more season in 2019. 

Josh Childress was a prolific scorer in college and the NBA. He was drafted by the Brooklyn Nets in 2005, and had a successful first few years with them before being traded to New Orleans Pelicans.

He spent four seasons with the Pelicans before moving onto Sydney Kings and then Texas Legends where he continued his scoring prowess. 

After two seasons in Australia, Childress signed back with San-en NeoPhoenix of Japan for 2018–2019 season where he is still playing today.

Also Played For: stanford university basketball

18. Terrance Ferguson

GTK Gliwice

Terrance Ferguson Career

  • High school: , Prime Prep Academy, (Dallas, Texas), Advanced Preparatory International, (Dallas, Texas)
  • NBA draft 2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall
  • Selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Playing career: 2016–present
  • 2016–2017: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2017–2020: Oklahoma City Thunder
  • 2017–2018: →Oklahoma City Blue
  • 2020–2021: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2021–2022: Lavrio
  • 2022: Rio Grande Valley Vipers
  • 2022–present: GTK Gliwice
  • NBA G League champion (2022), McDonald's All-American (2016)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  United States, FIBA U19 World Championship, : 2015 Greece: National team, FIBA U17 World Championship, : 2014 Dubai: National team, FIBA Americas U16 Championship, : 2013 Uruguay: National team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • FIBA U19 World Championship
  • : 2015 Greece: National team
  • FIBA U17 World Championship
  • : 2014 Dubai: National team
  • FIBA Americas U16 Championship
  • : 2013 Uruguay: National team

Terrance Ferguson is a 24-year old shooting guard from Tulsa, Oklahoma who was one of the top players in college basketball this season. He played at Prime Prep Academy and Advanced Preparatory International before joining GTK Gliwice in Poland this year.

Terrance Ferguson had an outstanding season with GTK Gliwice, averaging 17 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists per game while helping them to win the Polish Basketball League title. 

He is now eligible for the 2017 NBA draft where he will be selected 21st overall by the Houston Rockets Ferguson was selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the 20th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

Ferguson played college basketball at Adelaide 36ers, where he led his team to a domestic championship in 2017. In 2020, Ferguson signed with the Philadelphia 76ers and helped them make it to the playoffs that year before being traded to Rio Grande Valley Vipers in 2021. 

With Gliwice, Ferguson has won two Polish championships (2018 and 2020) as well as a Eurocup title (2019).

19. Ron Howard

Fort Wayne Mad Ants

Ron Howard Career

  • High school: Whitney Young (Chicago, Illinois)
  • College: , Marquette (2001–2002), Valparaiso (2003–2006)
  • NBA draft: 2006 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2006–2019
  • Position: Shooting guard / Small forward
  • Number: 19
  • 2007: Trigueros de Ciudad Obregón
  • 2007–2010: Fort Wayne Mad Ants
  • 2010: Marinos de Anzoátegui
  • 2010: Barak Netanya
  • 2010–2011: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2011–2014: Fort Wayne Mad Ants
  • 2015: Piratas de Quebradillas
  • 2015: Seoul Samsung Thunders
  • 2016: Élan Béarnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez
  • 2016–2017: Busan KT Sonicboom
  • 2017: Goyang Orion Orions
  • 2017–2018: jeonju KCC Egis
  • 2018–2019: Seoul Samsung Thunders
  • NBA D-League champion (2014), NBA D-League MVP (2014), 2× NBA D-League Sportsmanship Award (2013, 2014), All-NBA D-League First Team (2014), 3× NBA D-League All-Star (2010, 2013, 2014), No. 19 retired by Fort Wayne Mad Ants, CIBACOPA champion (2007), CIBACOPA All-Star (2007), 2× Second-team All-MCC (2005, 2006)

Ron Howard is a 40-year-old American professional basketball player who last played for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the NBA. He attended Whitney Young High School in Chicago and played college basketball at Marquette before being undrafted in the 2006 NBA draft.

After playing with various teams in Europe, he joined the Sacramento Kings as a free agent in 2009 but was waived shortly after. He then moved to Italy where he spent two seasons with Trigueros de Ciudad Obregón before signing with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA D-League in 2013.

In 2017, he signed with Maccabi Tel Aviv of Israel's Liga Leumit but was released later that year due to injury problems.

However, he rejoined Fort Wayne for their 2018–19 season campaign which ended prematurely due to health concerns again forcing him into retirement aged just 41 years old from an illustrious 20 year career playing professionally around the world.

20. Brock Motum

Washington State Cougars men's basketball

Brock Motum Career

  • High school: State High, (Brisbane, Queensland)
  • College: Washington State (2009–2013)
  • NBA draft: 2013 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2013–present
  • 2013–2014: Granarolo Bologna
  • 2014–2015: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2015–2017: Žalgiris
  • 2017–2019: Anadolu Efes
  • 2019–2020: Valencia
  • 2020-2021: Galatasaray
  • 2021: →Nanterre 92
  • 2021–2022: Monaco
  • 2022–present: Levanga Hokkaido
  • 2× LKL champion (2016, 2017), King Mindaugas Cup winner (2017), Turkish Cup winner (2018), Turkish League champion (2019), All-NBL First Team (2015), First-team All-Pac-12 (2012), Second-team All-Pac-12 (2013), Pac-12 Most Improved Player (2012)

Motum started his professional career in Italy with Granarolo Bologna. He signed with the Milwaukee Bucks prior to the 2016–17 season, but was later waived.

Motum has since played for Anadolu Efes and is currently playing in Turkey's Basketbol Liga. Motum has a reputation as a versatile player who can play both forward positions well and is also known for his athleticism and leaping ability Brock Motum is a versatile player who can play multiple positions.

He was a two-time LKL champion and Turkish Cup winner with Žalgiris Ulkopo. In 2015, he was drafted by the Adelaide 36ers in the NBL Australia draft but never played for them due to injury. 

He then moved to Europe where he spent three seasons with Žalgiris before joining Anadolu Efes last year. This season, he has been playing for Valencia in Spain's top league where he has averaged 16 points and 7 rebounds per game so far this season.

21. Diamon Simpson

Ironi Nahariya

Diamon Simpson Career

  • High school: Hayward (Hayward, California)
  • College: Saint Mary's (2005–2009)
  • NBA draft: 2009 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2009–present
  • 2009–2010: Los Angeles D-Fenders
  • 2010: Alaska Aces
  • 2010–2011: Türk Telekom
  • 2011–2012: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2012–2013: Maccabi Ashdod
  • 2013–2014: Ironi Nes Ziona
  • 2014–2015: Estudiantes
  • 2015–2016: Ironi Nes Ziona
  • 2016: Estudiantes
  • 2016–2017: Nymburk
  • 2017: Maccabi Tel Aviv
  • 2017: Trotamundos de Carabobo
  • 2017–2018: Büyükçekmece
  • 2018: Alaska Aces
  • 2018–2019: Maccabi Rishon LeZion
  • 2019: Alaska Aces
  • 2020: Ironi Nahariya
  • 2020–2021: Quimsa
  • 2021: Plateros de Fresnillo
  • 2021–2022: Maccabi Rishon LeZion
  • 2022–present: Dorados de Chihuahua
  • PBA champion (2010 Fiesta), 3× First-team All-WCC (2007–2009)

Simpson was drafted by the Los Angeles D-Fenders in 2009 but never played in the NBA. He has since played with teams such as Alaska Aces and Chihuahuas de Sonora of Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional (LNBP).

Simpson is a power forward who stands at 6'8" and weighs 228 pounds. Simpson attended Hayward High School before playing college ball at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, California from 2005 to 2009 where he helped lead his team to an NCAA Championship appearance in 2007.

In 2010, Simpson signed with the Alaskan Aces of the NBA D-League but left midway through the season after being traded to another team for financial reasons. 

Currently, Simpson plays for Real Betis Baloncesto of Spain's ACB League where he averaged 11 points per game this past season Simpson has played in a number of different countries and leagues over the course of his career, which has given him plenty of experience.

Simpson was named to the All-Iberian League Second Team in 2016 after averaging 21 points per game. Simpson is also an international player for Spain, having won silver at the European Championships in 2015 and bronze at EuroBasket 2017. 

Simpson helped lead Dorados de Chihuahua to their first Liga MX championship since 2000 this past season.

Also Played For: saint mary's gaels men's basketball

22. Scott Ninnis


  • Playing career: 1986–1998
  • Position: Shooting guard / Point guard
  • Number: 6, 9, 21
  • As a player:, 3x NBL champion (1986, 1992, 1998), SEABL champion (1987), 4x SA State League champion (1987, 1989, 1995, 1997), NBL Most Improved Player (1993), Woollacott Medalist (1995), Adelaide 36ers Life Member, Basketball Association of South Australia Life Member, , As a coach:, , 2x NBL champion (asst) (1998, 2002), CABL Central Conference champion (2001, 2002), CABL Coach of the Year (2001, 2002)

Scott Ninnis was born in Adelaide, South Australia on 25 December 1965. He played professional basketball for several clubs across Australia between 1986 and 1998.

His most successful years were with the Adelaide 36ers where he won two championships (1986-87 and 1991-92) and made four All Star appearances. In 1995, Ninnis moved to play for the South Adelaide Panthers before finishing his playing career with the Melbourne Spectres in 1997-98 season.

Scott is currently a basketball commentator and analyst for Fox Sports Australia covering both domestic and international matches.

Scott Ninnis was a player in the NBL for Adelaide 36ers and Townsville Crocodiles, as well as head coach of South Dragons. He is most known for his time coaching the Adelaide 36ers to three championships during his playing career.

Scott has also been involved with many charities throughout his life, including serving on the boards of SANFL clubs Norwood and West Lakes.

23. Naji Marshall

New Orleans Pelicans

Naji Marshall Career

  • High school: , Takoma Academy, (Takoma Park, Maryland), Eleanor Roosevelt, (Greenbelt, Maryland), Hargrave Military Academy, (Chatham, Virginia)
  • College: Xavier (2017–2020)
  • NBA draft: 2020 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2020–present
  • 2020–present: New Orleans Pelicans
  • 2021: →Erie BayHawks
  • 2022: →Birmingham Squadron
  • First-team All-Big East (2020), Second-team All-Big East (2019), Big East All-Freshman Team (2018)

Marshall was a highly touted recruit coming out of high school, and the Pelicans made him an offer right away. Marshall spent two years at Eleanor Roosevelt after transferring from Takoma Academy in Maryland.

He then went to Hargrave Military Academy for one year before entering the NBA draft in 2019. Marshall has had a somewhat up-and-down rookie season with the Pelicans, but is still only 24 years old so there's plenty of time for him to improve.

Marshall was a four-year starter for Xavier, and is expected to be a top pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. Marshall started all 88 games he played in at Xavier, averaging 20 points per game. Marshall has an impressive career record of 181-of-312 from three point range (.461%).

His shooting ability will make him an excellent addition to any team looking for a perimeter player. Marshall's agility and ball handling skills are also assets that could see him success in the NBA as well, where smaller defenders can be difficult to beat off the dribble.

Despite being only 6'0", 190 lbs., Marshall possesses enough strength and power to bang around inside if needed, making him versatile on both ends of the court offensively or defensively.

With his experience playing against high level competition at Xavier coupled with his scoring abilities, it's no wonder that many draft experts have projected Marshall as one of the top prospects available this year.

Also Played For: new orleans pelicans, xavier musketeers

24. Al Green

Al Green Career

  • High school: Maine Central Institute, (Pittsfield, Maine)
  • College: , Arizona Western (1974–1975), NC State (1975–1977), LSU (1978–1979)
  • NBA draft 1979 / Round: 3 / Pick: 64th overall
  • Selected by the Phoenix Suns
  • Playing career: 1979–1993
  • Position: Point guard / Shooting guard
  • Number: 15, 10
  • Coaching career: 2011–present
  • 2× NBL champion (1982, 1986), NBL Most Valuable Player (1982), 2× All-NBL First Team (1981, 1985), NBL scoring champion (1984), No. 15 retired by Adelaide 36ers, PBA Reinforced champion (1981), AP Honorable Mention All-American (1979), Third-team Parade All-American (1974)

Al Green was a three-time Grammy Award winner and five-time NAACP Image Awards nominee. He is the only artist to have two number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the same year, with "I'm Still In Love With You" in 1987 and "Let's Stay Together" in 1991.

Green has sold over 75 million records worldwide making him one of the most successful African Americans of all time. After retiring from playing in 1993, he began a successful career as an actor, appearing in such films as The Preacher's Wife (1996), Soul Food (1999), Cadillac Records (2008) and Think Like A Man Too (2012).

Al Green was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2000 and received an honorary doctorate from Bethune-Cookman University in 2006 for his contributions to music education. 

Green played in the NBL for ten years, winning two championships before becoming a coach. Green was an all-star player and won MVP honors twice during his career.

He then coached the Woodville Warriors to back-to-back titles in 2011 and 2012 before moving on to the Forestville Eagles in 2014. In 2016, he joined forces with South Adelaide Panthers as their assistant coach, helping them secure a berth in post season play that year too.

25. Mark Bradtke

Mark Bradtke Career

  • High school: Redcliffe State, (Redcliffe, Queensland)
  • NBA draft: 1991 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 1988–2007
  • Position: Centre / Power forward
  • Number: 7, 50, 12
  • 1988–1992: Adelaide 36ers
  • 1992: Juver Murcia
  • 1993–1996: Melbourne Tigers
  • 1996–1997: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1997–2002: Melbourne Tigers
  • 2002: Olympiacos
  • 2002–2005: Melbourne Tigers
  • 2006–2007: Brisbane Bullets
  • 3× NBL champion (1993, 1997, 2007), NBL Most Valuable Player (2002), 2× Gaze Medal winner (1992, 1999), 10× All-NBL First Team (1994, 1996, 1997, 1999–2005), 6× NBL All-Star (1992-1994, 1996, 1997, 2005), 8× NBL Leading Rebounder (1992, 1994, 1999–2004), NBL's Most Improved Player (1989), NBL All-Time Leading Rebounder (6,283 @ 11.3pg), NBL 20th Anniversary Team (1998), NBL 25th Anniversary Team (2003), No. 50 retired by Melbourne Tigers, Australian Basketball Hall of Fame (2013)

Mark Bradtke was a dominant centre in the NBA for 10 seasons, playing for Melbourne Tigers, Philadelphia 76ers and Melbourne Renegades. He started his career at Adelaide 36ers before moving to Spain to play with Juver Murcia.

He came back to Australia in 1997 and joined the Melbourne Tigers, where he would remain until 2002. His most successful season came in 2001–2002 when he averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds per game for the Tiger squad that made it all the way to the semi-finals of the NBL Championship series.

After leaving Melbourne, Bradtke spent two years with Philadelphia before returning home once more to join rival team Melbourne Renegades in 2006–2007. 

In 2007 he announced his retirement from professional basketball after failing to secure an overseas contract following talks with Spanish side Gran Canaria .

Mark Bradtke is currently an assistant coach at South Australian Institute of Technology (SAIT) where he teaches physical education classes along with coaching their men’s and women’s teams respectively.

26. Ken Cole


  • As coach:, NBL champion (1986), NBL Coach of the Year (1986)

Ken Cole is the President of Basketball for the Adelaide 36ers in the NBL. He has been with the team since it's inception in 2003 and played a big role in its success over that time.

Ken Cole also served as General Manager from 2006-2008 before taking on his current position. His experience and knowledge of basketball will be invaluable to the 36ers moving forward, especially given their recent struggles oncourt.

Ken Cole is an Australian national who began playing basketball at a young age, eventually rising through the ranks to become one of Australia's most successful basketball players ever. 

He was inducted into both the Australian National Basketball Hall of Fame and Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2012, making him one of only two people (the other being Lenny Wilkens) to have both awards bestowed upon them.

27. Paora Winitana

Paora Winitana Career

  • High school: Hastings Boys', (Hastings, New Zealand), Church College, (Hamilton, New Zealand)
  • Playing career: 1996–2016
  • Position: Shooting guard
  • 1996–1998: North Harbour Vikings/Kings
  • 2001: North Harbour Kings
  • 2001: Hawke's Bay Hawks
  • 2002: Harbour Kings
  • 2003–2008: Hawke's Bay Hawks
  • 2003–2004: New Zealand Breakers
  • 2007–2008: New Zealand Breakers
  • 2008–2009: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2009–2010: Christchurch Cougars
  • 2011–2016: Hawke's Bay Hawks
  • NZNBL champion (2006), NZNBL MVP (2006), 2× NZNBL All-Star Five (2006, 2012), NZNBL Rookie of the Year (1996)
  • Medals, , Men's Basketball, Representing  New Zealand, Commonwealth Games, : 2006 Melbourne: Team Competition
  • Men's Basketball
  • Representing  New Zealand
  • Commonwealth Games
  • : 2006 Melbourne: Team Competition

Paora is a New Zealand Shooting Guard who has played in the NBA since 2003. He was drafted by the Hawks with the 44th pick of the 2003 draft, and helped them win two championships in 2005 and 2008.

After his second championship with Atlanta, he signed with the Kings for one season before returning to Hawk's Bay in 2009. Winitana retired at age 38 after playing 16 seasons of professional basketball in North America and Australasia; he currently coaches youth teams near Hastings, New Zealand.

Paora Winitana played for the New Zealand Breakers from 2003 to 2004 and then again in 2007-2008 before playing with Adelaide 36ers from 2008 to 2009. He was named MVP of both NZNBL teams he represented, as well as an All Star twice during his time in the competition. 

Paora has also competed at two Commonwealth Games, representing his country in Melbourne back in 2006 where they came away with a Team Competition win over Australia.

As of 2016, Paora is currently playing for the Hawke's Bay Hawks and remains one of their most consistent players on court - having helped them reach consecutive NBL Finals appearances since joining the league back in 2011.

28. Jack McVeigh


  • High school: Lake Ginninderra, (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)
  • College: Nebraska (2015–2018)
  • NBA draft: 2019 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2018–present
  • 2018–2021: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2021: North Adelaide Rockets
  • 2021–present: Tasmania JackJumpers
  • 2022–present: North Gold Coast Seahawks
  • NBL1 Central champion (2021), NBL1 Central scoring champion (2021)

Jack McVeigh is a guard/small forward who played in the NBL for Tasmania JackJumpers. He attended high school at Lake Ginninderra in Canberra, Australia and then went on to play college basketball at Nebraska from 2015-2018.

McVeigh has an impressive 6'8" height and 209lb weight which have helped him carve out a niche as one of the top guards in his league. Jack McVeigh is a 20-year-old basketball player who was undrafted in the 2019 NBA draft. 

He played college basketball for Adelaide 36ers from 2018 to 2021 and then moved to North Adelaide Rockets for the 2021–2022 season.

In 2020, he helped Tasmania JackJumpers win their first NBL1 Central title. He has continued playing with North Gold Coast Seahawks since then and has also won another championship in 2022.

29. Isaac Humphries

Sydney Kings

Isaac Humphries Career

  • High school: , Scots College, (Sydney, New South Wales), La Lumiere, (LaPorte, Indiana)
  • College: Kentucky (2015–2017)
  • NBA draft: 2017 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2017–present
  • 2017–2018: Sydney Kings
  • 2018: FMP
  • 2018–2019: Erie BayHawks
  • 2019: Atlanta Hawks
  • 2019–2020: Lakeland Magic
  • 2020–2022: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2022–present: Melbourne United
  • NBL Rookie of the Year (2018)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Australia, FIBA Under-17 World Cup, : 2014 Dubai: National team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Australia
  • FIBA Under-17 World Cup
  • : 2014 Dubai: National team

Isaac Humphries is a 25-year-old Australian power forward who played college basketball for Kentucky. He was drafted by the Melbourne United in the National Basketball League (NBL) in 2018 and had an impressive rookie year, averaging 16 points and 8 rebounds per game.

In 2020, he signed with the Lakeland Magic and had another strong season, averaging 18 points and 10 rebounds per game. Isaac Humphries is known for his athleticism and playmaking ability around the basket; he has been called one of Australia's most promising young players.

Isaac Humphries was undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft but has since had a successful career playing for Sydney Kings, FMP, Erie BayHawks and Atlanta Hawks. 

He is best known for his play as a small forward where he can score from anywhere on the court. Isaac Humphries was also part of Melbourne United's Australian National Team which qualified for the 2020 Olympics.

In 2019 he signed with Melbourne United to continue his basketball career in Australia.

Also Played For: la lumiere school

30. Keanu Pinder

Keanu Pinder Career

  • High school: , Sunrise Christian Academy, (Wichita, Kansas)
  • College: , Hutchinson CC (2014–2016), Arizona (2016–2018)
  • NBA draft: 2018 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2018–present
  • 2018–2020: Legia Warszawa
  • 2020–2021: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2021–present: Cairns Taipans
  • NBL Most Improved Player (2022)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Australia, FIBA Asia Cup, : 2022 Jakarta:
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Australia
  • FIBA Asia Cup
  • : 2022 Jakarta:

At just 27 years of age, Keanu Pinder is already an experienced international player having played in the NBL and NCAA. Keanu has a knack for scoring big points in crucial moments, as he showed throughout his college career with Arizona.

With his height of 6'9" and weight of 220lbs, Keanu is a force to be reckoned with on the court. 

He joined the Cairns Taipans in 2022, looking to continue his successful professional career Keanu Pinder is a left-handed shooting Australian basketball player who has played for Legia Warszawa of the Polish League and Adelaide 36ers in the National Basketball Association (NBA) Development League.

In 2018–19, he averaged 16 points per game and 4 rebounds while playing for Legia Warszawa in Poland's top division. He was drafted by the Cairns Taipans in the second round (38th overall) of the 2019 NBA Draft but did not sign with them and instead joined Adelaide 36ers on a two-year deal starting in 2020. 

In his first season with Adelaide, he helped lead them to their first NBL Championship since 2016 as well as making an appearance in Australia's qualification campaign for EuroBasket 2021 where they reached the semifinals before being eliminated by eventual champions Lithuania.

For 2020–21, Keanu signed with newly formed team Cairns Taipans after spending time training overseas with Spanish club Valencia Basket during off-season.

31. Jerome Randle

Adelaide 36ers

Jerome Randle Career

  • High school: Hales Franciscan (Chicago, Illinois)
  • College: California (2006–2010)
  • NBA draft: 2010 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2010–present
  • 2010–2011: Aliağa Petkim
  • 2011: Türk Telekom
  • 2011: Barak Netanya
  • 2011: Texas Legends
  • 2011–2012: Maine Red Claws
  • 2012: Azovmash
  • 2012–2013: Spirou Charleroi
  • 2013–2014: Aliağa Petkim
  • 2014: Trabzonspor
  • 2014–2015: Eskişehir
  • 2015–2017: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2016: Žalgiris Kaunas
  • 2017: Limoges CSP
  • 2017: Bahçeşehir
  • 2017–2019: Sydney Kings
  • 2018: Rockets Gotha
  • 2019: Lokomotiv Kuban
  • 2019–2020: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2020: Fuenlabrada
  • 2021: Real Betis
  • 2021-2022: BC Budivelnyk
  • 2022: Metropolitans 92
  • NBL Most Valuable Player (2017), 2x NBL Fans MVP (2016, 2017), 2× All-NBL First Team (2016, 2017), 2× All-NBL Second Team (2018, 2019), 2× NBL scoring champion (2016, 2018), NBL assist champion (2018), LKL champion (2016), LKL Finals MVP (2016), Turkish League All-Star (2011), Fourth-team All-American - SN (2010), Pac-10 Player of the Year (2010), 2× First-team All-Pac-10 (2009, 2010)

Jerome Randle played point guard for the Türk Telekom in 2011 and Barak Netanya in 2012. He was undrafted out of college but has since had a successful career playing in both the NBA and overseas.

Jerome is known as a strong defender with good passing skills, making him an asset at any level he plays. Jerome married his wife, Ksenia, in 2017 and they have one son together. Jerome Randle is a talented American player who has played in the EuroLeague and Turkish League.

Jerome Randle was drafted by the Texas Legends in 2011, but later moved to the Maine Red Claws before joining the Azovmash club in 2012. 

In 2013, Randle joined Spirou Charleroi and he helped them reach the playoffs that year. After one season with Spirou Charleroi, Randle joined Aliağa Petkim where he remained for two more seasons before moving to Trabzonspor in 2014.

At Trabzonpor, Randle won three consecutive Turkish Cups (2014-2016) and also reached the EuroLeague Playoffs twice (2015 & 2016). 

In 2017, Jerome transferred to Adelaide 36ers of Australia for an estimated fee of $1 million USD but left after just one season due to disagreements with head coach Joey Wright.

Randles next stop was Žalgiris Kaunas where he spent two seasons before signing with Limoges CSP ahead of 2018–19 LNB Pro A season.

However on November 1st 2018 Randel parted ways with Limoges after only five games played because of differences between him amd coaching staff. That same day his contract expired and thus ended his stint at French side.

During his 4 years playing overseas Jerome averaged 17 points per game. He will be returning home this upcoming offseason as he signed a 2 year deal with Bahçeşehir which starts from 2020/2021 Basketball Season.

32. Cameron Bairstow

Brisbane Bullets

Cameron Bairstow Career

  • High school: , Runcorn State High, (Brisbane, Queensland), Anglican Church Grammar School, (Brisbane, Queensland)
  • College: New Mexico (2010–2014)
  • NBA draft 2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49th overall
  • Selected by the Chicago Bulls
  • Playing career: 2009–2022
  • Position: Power forward / Center
  • 2009–2010: Australian Institute of Sport
  • 2014–2016: Chicago Bulls
  • 2015: →Austin Spurs
  • 2016–2019: Brisbane Bullets
  • 2019–2020: Rytas Vilnius
  • 2020–2021: Illawarra Hawks
  • 2021–2022: Adelaide 36ers
  • First-team All-MWC (2014), MWC tournament MVP (2014)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Australia, Summer Universiade, : 2013 Kazan: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Australia
  • Summer Universiade
  • : 2013 Kazan: Team

Cameron Bairstow was born on 7 December 1990 in Brisbane, Queensland. Cameron attended high school at Runcorn State High before moving onto Anglican Church Grammar School.

After graduating from college in 2014, Bairstow entered the NBA draft and was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the 49th overall pick. Throughout his career, Bairstow has played for the Boston Celtics (2015-2018), Cleveland Cavaliers (2018-2019), and San Antonio Spurs (2019-present).

In 2019, he signed a contract extension with the Spurs that will keep him playing with them until 2022. Bairstow is a talented power forward who has played in the NBA and Australian leagues. He was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 2014, but he has also had stints with the Brisbane Bullets (2015-2016) and Rytas Vilnius (2020-2021).

Bairstow was named MWC Tournament MVP in 2014 and has been an important player for his teams over the past few years.

33. Brendan Teys


  • Playing career: 2009–present
  • 2009–2012: Gold Coast Blaze
  • 2012: Townsville Crocodiles
  • 2013–2021: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2022: South West Metro Pirates

Brendan Teys is a guard who played most of his career in the Australian National Basketball League. He has also been playing with various clubs in Europe, but he was recently waived by Olympiacos B.C..

Brendan Teys had some successful seasons with the Brisbane Bullets where he won back-to-back championships and an NBL championship (2012). After leaving the Bullets, he spent time playing for Croatian club KK Zadar before signing with Greek team Panathinaikos A1 during the 2016–17 season.

In February 2017, Brendan Teys signed a one-year deal with Lithuanian side Žalgiris Kaunas after averaging 5 points and 4 rebounds per game in Eurocup play that year. 

However, just days later, on 13 February 2017, it was announced that Brendan Teys had Signed with Olympiacos Basket for the rest of the season pending league clearance.

The 6'4" guard averaged 10 points and five assists over 26 games for Olympiacos Basket this past season as they finished third in Greece's top division playoffs but were eliminated in semifinals by AEK Athens Athenians.

34. Obi Kyei


  • High school: Sydney Secondary, (Sydney, Australia)
  • College: Metro State (2013–2015), Eckerd (2015–2017)
  • NBA draft: 2017 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2017–2020, 2021–present
  • 2017: Cuxhaven BasCats
  • 2017: Cheshire Phoenix
  • 2018: Logan Thunder
  • 2018–2019: Força Lleida CE
  • 2019–2020: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2021: Logan Thunder

Obi Kyei was born in Sydney, Australia on 3 December 1994. At just 28 years old, Obi is already a veteran of the Australian and British leagues. Standing at 206 cm tall and weighing in at 198 kg, Obi has an imposing physique that will make defenders tremble.

Having played for high school side Sydney Secondary, it's no wonder that Obi shines brightest when playing against elite competition; he averaged 20 points per game during his time with the Panthers. 

With experience both domestically and abroad, there's no doubt that Obi has what it takes to be one of the best centers in the world - let's hope we can see him play for Chelsea someday soon.

Obi Kyei was born in Cotonou, Benin on January 9th, 1995. Obi Kyei played college basketball for Metro State and Eckerd before being drafted by the Utah Jazz in the 2017 NBA Draft but didn't sign with them. 

Obi Kyei then signed with the Cheshire Phoenix of England's National Basketball League (NBL) where he averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds per game over two seasons. 

In May of 2020, Obi Kyei joined Spanish club Força Lleida CE ahead of their inaugural season in Europe's top competition EuroLeague 2020-21.

On July 25th, 2021, Obi signed a one year deal with Australian club Logan Thunder after impressing during pre-season trials.

After averaging 19 points and 11 rebounds per game over his first three NBL seasons at Brisbane Bullets/Lethal Bizzle Ballers (2018–2020), Adelaide 36ers (2021–2022), and now back to Brisbane Bullets/Lethal Bizzle Ballers for season 2019-2020.

35. Paul Rees


  • Playing career: 1990–2006
  • Position: Centre
  • Number: 53
  • 1990–1991: Brisbane Bullets
  • 1992–1997: North Melbourne Giants
  • 1998–2003: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2003–2004: Brisbane Bullets
  • 2005–2006: Adelaide 36ers
  • 4x NBL champion (1994, 1998, 1999, 2002), NBL Grand Final MVP (1994)

Paul Rees was a centre in the Australian national rugby league team from 1990 until 2006. He played for the Sydney Roosters, Brisbane Broncos, North Queensland Cowboys and Melbourne Storm clubs.

In 2002 he won the prestigious Dally M Medal as Australia's best player of the season. Paul Rees is now an assistant coach with Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the National Rugby League (NRL). 

On 25 October 2015, it was announced that Paul Rees had been appointed Head Coach of England's second-tier Super League club Hull Kingston Rovers after previously serving a one-year stint as Assistant Coach.

Warrington Wolves under Shaun Wane from February to November 2014 Paul Rees was a formidable defender in the NBL for many years and won four championships with the Brisbane Bullets.

He also had an illustrious international career playing for Australia, winning two Olympic Gold Medals. Rees has since retired from professional basketball but continues to work as a commentator on Australian television networks.

36. Willie Farley


  • High school: , Orr Academy (Chicago, Illinois), Farragut Academy (Chicago, Illinois)
  • College: , Chaffey College (1995–1997), Fresno State (1997–1999)
  • NBA draft: 1999 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 1999–present
  • Position: Shooting guard / Small forward
  • 1999–2000: Rochester Skeeters
  • 2000: Washington Ambassadors
  • 2000: Golbey-Epinal
  • 2001–2002: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2002: Santa Lucia Realty
  • 2002–2003: West Sydney Razorbacks
  • 2003: Sioux Falls Skyforce
  • 2003–2004: Anjou Basket Club Angers
  • 2004–2007: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2007: Fabriano Basket
  • 2007: Wonju Dongbu Promy
  • 2007–2008: Mutlu Akü Selçuk Üniversitesi
  • 2008–2009: Libertad de Sunchales
  • 2013–2014: Toowoomba Mountaineers
  • NBL champion (2002), 2x NBL All-Star (2005, 2006), IBA All-Star (2000)

Willie Farley was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 22nd, 1975. He attended high school at Orr Academy and then played college basketball for Chaffey College before being undrafted in the 1999 NBA draft.

Willie has since had a successful playing career with stints with the Minnesota Timberwolves (1999-2003), Miami Heat (2004-2006) and Orlando Magic (2007-2013). In 2013 he signed with the Dallas Mavericks but left them after just one season to join the Philadelphia 76ers.

Willie is currently a free agent and has been linked with several teams throughout recent years including the Brooklyn Nets, New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz. Willie is 6'4" tall and weighs 190lb which gives him an average body composition of around 20%.

His main physical attribute is his height which allows him to perform well against taller opponents off of rebounds or blocks whereas his strong frame helps him hold his own defensively against bigger players as well as shoot from outside despite not having great range due to his relatively small hands/feet size at 3⁄4".

Because of this unique set of attributes Willie can be effective both offensively as a scorer inside or out near the basket while also providing versatility given that he can play multiple positions across all five spots on defense effectively.

Switching onto whichever player he needs to matchup most closely when necessary; additionally because of how long he's able keep up with other athletes on fastbreaks or in transition either through speed or strength alone depending.

Who's guarding him at any given time making him very difficult for opposing teams to match up against one specific area consistently throughout games.

Without getting burned multiple times from variety angles over extended periods creating mismatches that ultimately lead to turnovers/losses down low especially late in close contests.

Where positioning becomes more important than ever due not only stopping someone outright but preventing them from even touching the ball allowing your teammates some breathing room underneath almost guaranteeing eventual offensive success.

If exploited correctly by everyone involved regardless what situation arises during game action sequence leading up until stoppage time giving coaches reason enough reasons why they should start considering using. 

"Willie The Wall" more often rather than benching their starters earlier than anticipated based simply off statistics provided thus far over entire course of 82 regular.

Season games averaging 11 points per contest shooting 47% FG overall 40% FT combined along side 10 boards 2 assists 1 steal averaging nearly 30 minutes played nightly logging 3600 total minutes annually playing alongside top-level talent.

37. Harry Froling

Harry Froling Career

  • High school: Pimlico State, (Townsville, Queensland)
  • College: , SMU (2016–2017), Marquette (2017–2018)
  • NBA draft: 2019 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2014–present
  • 2014–2015: BA Centre of Excellence
  • 2015–2016: Townsville Heat
  • 2015–2016: Townsville Crocodiles
  • 2018: Townsville Heat
  • 2018–2020: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2019: Southern Huskies
  • 2020: Spójnia Stargard
  • 2020: RedCity Roar
  • 2020–2021: Brisbane Bullets
  • 2021: Mackay Meteors
  • 2021–2022: Illawarra Hawks
  • 2022: Hobart Chargers
  • 2022–present: Brisbane Bullets
  • NBL1 South champion (2022), NBL Rookie of the Year (2019), QBL champion (2018), NBL1 South All-Star Five (2022), NBL1 North All-Star Five (2021)

Froling was born on 20 April 1998 in Townsville, Queensland. He attended high school at Pimlico State in Townsville before playing college ball at SMU and Marquette.

Froling is a forward who played for the Brisbane Bullets of the NBL during the 2019 season. Froling has not been drafted by an NBA team but continues to play professionally in Europe with Spójnia Stargard (Poland) for the 2020-21 season.

Harry Froling was born in Townsville, Queensland on March 3rd, 1998. Harry played for the BA Centre of Excellence from 2014-2015 before moving to the Townsville Heat in 2015. In 2016 he signed with the Crocodiles and won back-to-back QBL championships that year.

He then joined Adelaide 36ers in 2018 where he has continued his success, winning NBL1 South champion this past season and Rookie of The Year this year as well. Harry is set to continue playing with Adelaide through 2020 but will also join the Brisbane Bullets next season after making two appearances with them earlier this year.

Overall, Harry is a very successful player both domestically and internationally having represented Australia at U19 level as well as being named NBL1 South MVP twice (2018 & 2019)..

Also Played For: marquette golden eagles

38. Mojave King

Mojave King Career

  • High school: Brisbane State, (Brisbane, Queensland)
  • Playing career: 2018–present
  • 2018: Brisbane Capitals
  • 2019: BA Centre of Excellence
  • 2020–2021: Cairns Taipans
  • 2021–2022: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2022: Southland Sharks
  • 2022–present: NBA G League Ignite

Mojave King is a shooting guard for the NBA G League's Ignite team. He was born in New Zealand and raised in Dunedin, where he played high school basketball.

After graduating from high school, Mojave joined the University of Utah as a walk-on player before being drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies in 2018. 

In his rookie season with Memphis, Mojave averaged 2 points and 1 rebound per game before signing with the G League's Reno Bighorns shortly after the conclusion of that season.

With Reno, Mojave has developed into one of their most reliable players; he led all G League shooting guards last year with an average of 23 points per game while also averaging 5 rebounds and 3 assists per contest - impressive numbers for someone who entered professional basketball without any college experience. 

As a member of both teams this year (Reno and Memphis), Mojave has appeared in 43 games across all competitions - including 20 appearances for Memphis since returning to the club from injury earlier this month.

39. Dusty Rychart


  • High school: Grand Rapids, (Grand Rapids, Minnesota)
  • College: Minnesota (1998–2002)
  • NBA draft: 2002 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2002–present
  • 2002: Victoria Giants
  • 2003–2006: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2005: Hawke's Bay Hawks
  • 2006–2008: Brisbane Bullets
  • 2007: North Adelaide Rockets
  • 2008: Brisbane Capitals
  • 2008–2009: Wollongong Hawks
  • 2009–2013: Cairns Taipans
  • 2012: Cairns Marlins
  • 2013–present: Brisbane Capitals
  • NBL champion (2007), All-NBL Second Team (2005), All-NBL Third Team (2006), 2× QBL All-League Team (2013, 2015), Central ABL champion (2007), Central ABL All-Star Five (2007), Woollacott Medal winner (2007), Third-team All-Big Ten (2002)

Rychart was undrafted out of college and played in the Australian Basketball League with Victoria Giants and Adelaide 36ers before being signed by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2002.

Rychart has been a regular player for the Milwaukee Bucks since 2002, spending time at both power forward and center positions. Rychart is averaging 10 points and 6 rebounds per game this season with the Bucks.

Rychart will be playing his ninth year in the NBA next season after signing a two-year contract extension in October 2017 A point guard who was a two-time QBL All-League selection and Central ABL champion with the Hawke's Bay Hawks.

Rychart has spent his entire NBL career with the Brisbane Capitals, making him one of the longest serving players in league history. He is averaging 12 points, four assists and three rebounds per game this season for Canberra.

40. Adam Ballinger


  • High school: Bluffton (Bluffton, Indiana)
  • College: Michigan State (1998–2003)
  • NBA draft: 2003 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2003–2015
  • Position: Power forward / Centre
  • Number: 55, 54
  • 2003–2004: Victoria Giants
  • 2004–2007: Wollongong Hawks
  • 2007: Gigantes de Carolina
  • 2007–2012: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2009: Waikato Pistons
  • 2010: Ironi Nahariya
  • 2012–2014: Melbourne Tigers
  • 2014–2015: Wollongong Hawks
  • 2015: Nunawading Spectres
  • NZNBL champion (2009), NZNBL All-Star Five (2009), 3× All-NBL Second Team (2008–2010), 2× All-NBL Third Team (2007, 2011), NCAA champion (2000)

Adam Ballinger was born on June 12th, 1979, in Bluffton, Indiana. He played college basketball at Michigan State and was undrafted in the 2003 NBA draft.

Adam started his professional career with the Victoria Giants of the Australian National Basketball League (NBL) before moving to Europe to play for Valencia BC and then Darüşşafaka Sakarya of Turkey.

In 2007 he joined the Sacramento Kings, where he spent six seasons before being traded to Memphis Grizzlies in 2015. Adam has averaged 9 points and 5 rebounds per game throughout his NBA career so far and is currently a free agent after finishing up with the Grizzlies this season.

Adam married his long-time girlfriend Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini in 2017 and they have two young children together - Ayden (born 2018) and Reagan (born 2016).

41. Brett Wheeler


  • Playing career: 1991–2007
  • Position: Centre / Power forward
  • 1991–1997: Adelaide 36ers
  • 1998: South East Melbourne Magic
  • 1999–2002: Victoria Titans
  • 2002–2003: Perth Wildcats
  • 2003–2006: Sydney Kings
  • 2006–2007: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2x NBL champion (2004–2005), Most NBL Grand Final series played (8)

Brett Wheeler was born on 21 November 1971 in Adelaide, South Australia. He played professional basketball for over a decade, from 1991 to 2007. Wheeler primarily played as a centre or power forward during his career and is currently the head coach of the Adelaide 36ers in the NBL.

Brett Wheeler has won several accolades throughout his playing career, including two championships with Melbourne Tigers (1996–7) and one championship with Sydney Kings (2002). 

In 2007, he retired after leading Melbourne to their second NBL Championship title in three years. After retiring from playing professionally, Wheeler took up coaching duties with various clubs before joining the 36ers midway through the 2017–18 season as head coach/general manager Wheeler first played in the NBL with Adelaide 36ers in 1991.

He won two NBL championships with the 36ers, and was also an All-NBL First Team selection both years. In 1998 he transferred to South East Melbourne Magic, where he remained for three seasons before moving on to Victoria Titans in 1999. 

Wheeler then spent four seasons with Perth Wildcats (2003-2006), becoming a key member of their championship teams in each of those years. After leaving the Wildcats, Wheeler signed with Sydney Kings for 2007/2008 season but left after just one year due to personal reasons. 

In 2010 Wheeler rejoined Adelaide 36ers as an assistant coach under Kevin Bonner, helping them reach the finals that year – his third time appearing at this stage of his career.

42. Kevin White

Kevin White Career

  • High school: Scots College, (Sydney, New South Wales)
  • College: Alaska Anchorage (2007–2010)
  • NBA draft: 2011 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2007–present
  • 2007,, 2009–2011: Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
  • 2010–2011: Sydney Kings
  • 2012: Ballarat Miners
  • 2012–2015: Sydney Kings
  • 2013–2014: Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
  • 2015: Hobart Chargers
  • 2015–2019: Illawarra Hawks
  • 2016–2017: Bendigo Braves
  • 2018: Rockingham Flames
  • 2019: Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
  • 2019–2020: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2020–2022: Perth Wildcats
  • 2022: Northside Wizards
  • 2022–present: Illawarra Hawks
  • NBL Cup winner (2021), SEABL champion (2016), 2× Waratah League champion (2010, 2013)

Kevin White was born on 7 April 1987 in Manly, New South Wales. He attended Scots College and played for the Sea Eagles from 2007 to 2011. In the 2011 NBA draft, he was undrafted but signed with Sydney Kings later that year.

Kevin has since appeared in over 200 games for the Kings and is one of their leading scorers. White has represented Australia at international level and won a gold medal at the 2013 World Championships as well as a silver medal at the 2015 FIBA Asia Cup.

He is currently contracted to play with Illawarra Hawks until 2019 White is a versatile defender who can play both on the wing and at centre. White has been a consistent performer for the Illawarra Hawks over the past few seasons, averaging close to 20 minutes per game.

He made his NBL debut with Sydney Kings in 2010 and went on to play for Ballarat Miners, Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, Hobart Chargers and finally Sydney Kings again before joining Adelaide 36ers this season. 

White was named SEABL Champion with Bendigo Braves in 2016 and Perth Wildcats runner-up in 2018 while playing for Northside Wizards last year before signing with Illawarra Hawks this offseason.

43. Ramone Moore

Temple Owls men's basketball


  • High school: South Philadelphia, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • College: Temple (2008–2012)
  • NBA draft: 2012 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2012–present
  • 2012: Biella
  • 2012: Hapoel Tel Aviv
  • 2012–2013: Springfield Armor
  • 2013–2014: Alba Fehérvár
  • 2014–2015: Khimik
  • 2015–2016: Pieno žvaigždės Pasvalys
  • 2016–2017: Melbourne United
  • 2017–2020: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2019: Peristeri
  • 2021: CSM Oradea
  • NBL Best Sixth Man (2018), Ukrainian SuperLeague champion (2015), First-team All-Atlantic 10 (2012), Second-team All-Atlantic 10 (2011), Atlantic 10 Sixth Man of the Year (2010)

Ramone Moore was born on May 27, 1989 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He played college basketball at Temple from 2008-2012 and did not get drafted into the NBA.

Moore signed with Italian club Biella for the 2012–13 season and averaged 13 points per game over 26 games played. In September 2013, he moved to Greek side Panathinaikos until the end of the 2013–14 season where he averaged 10 points per game over 33 contests played (22 starts).

Moore joined Spanish team Gran Canaria for the 2014–15 campaign but left after just five games due to injury; his average there amounted to 6 points per contest throughout those appearances as well as four Eurocup minutes thrown.

in during a playoff run that ended in defeat against Valencia Basket (8th place)6..7 His next stop came back home, this time signing with Israeli powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv where he spent two seasons before moving across Europe once again.

This time joining French outfit Chalon-sur-Saône who were playing in Italy’s top division at that point - jumping ship midseason to sign with Italian second tier side Casertana for 2018/19 season.(Moore had been averaging 14 PPG and 4 APG when he made the move).

Also Played For: temple university basketball

44. Alex Mudronja


  • High school: Lake Ginninderra, (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)
  • College: Saint Mary's (2018–2019)
  • NBA draft: 2020 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2019–present
  • 2019–2021: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2021: South Adelaide Panthers
  • 2021–present: Illawarra Hawks

Alex Mudronja is a talented guard who has been playing in the NBL for the Illawarra Hawks. He was born on 3 September 1999, and hails from Adelaide, South Australia.

Alex's main strengths are his shooting and passing abilities. In 2017/2018 he averaged 10 points per game, 4 rebounds and 2 assists for Illawarra Hawks in 25 games played as a starter.

Alex is still young and has plenty of potential to develop further as an athlete Alex Mudronja is a professional basketball player who has played for the Adelaide 36ers, South Adelaide Panthers and Illawarra Hawks in the Australian National Basketball League (NBL).

He was born on November 5th, 1997 in Canberra, Australia. Alex began playing basketball at an early age and attended Lake Ginninderra High School where he starred for the school's varsity team. 

After high school, he went to Saint Mary's College of Sydney where he majored in Business Management but continued to play ball during his spare time.

In 2018–2019 season, Alex averaged 10 points per game with 3 rebounds and 2 assists while playing for Saint Mary's as they reached the Division 1 playoffs before losing to Deakin University 73-59 in the semi finals. 

At 6'7" tall with a 7'0" wingspan, Alex has drawn comparisons to Melbourne Boomers forward Chris Goulding due to his athleticism and scoring ability from outside the arc.

On October 16th 2019 it was announced that Alex had been drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with their first round pick (24th overall) of the 2020 NBA draft alongside fellow Australians Daniel Jones and Jordan Mathewson becoming only 4 Australians ever selected in an NBA Draft. 

This news followed his impressive performance at Nike EYBL Europe Tour which saw him averaging 20 points per game whilst leading Team United States over Real Madrid 92-86 in overtime.

. Although originally undrafted by any NBA teams following college eligibility being exhausted after two years of NCAA action including representing Australia at U18 World Cup Qualifying Tournament & FIBA Americas Under20 Championship Qualifier respectively.

Alexander signed a contract extension with Croatian team Split until 2021 shortly after signing his entry level deal with Milwaukee Bucks making him one of three players under 24 years old currently contracted within NBL/NBA alongside phenom Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks) & Collin Sexton (Houston Rockets).

45. Donald Sloan

Indiana Pacers

Donald Sloan Career

  • High school: Seagoville (Dallas, Texas)
  • College: Texas A&M (2006–2010)
  • NBA draft: 2010 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2010–present
  • 2010–2011: Reno Bighorns
  • 2011: Barangay Ginebra Kings
  • 2011: Erie BayHawks
  • 2011–2012: Atlanta Hawks
  • 2012: New Orleans Hornets
  • 2012: Erie BayHawks
  • 2012: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2013: Sioux Falls Skyforce
  • 2013: New Orleans Hornets
  • 2013: Guangdong Southern Tigers
  • 2013–2015: Indiana Pacers
  • 2015–2016: Brooklyn Nets
  • 2016–2017: Guangdong Southern Tigers
  • 2017–2018: Texas Legends
  • 2018: Guangdong Southern Tigers
  • 2018–2019: Jiangsu Dragons
  • 2020: Telekom Baskets Bonn
  • 2020–2021: Adelaide 36ers
  • CBA champion (2013), First-team All-Big 12 (2010)
  • Medals, , Men's Basketball, Representing  United States, Pan American Games, : 2011 Guadalajara: National team
  • Men's Basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • Pan American Games
  • : 2011 Guadalajara: National team

Donald Sloan is a 34-year-old point guard and shooting guard who has spent the last six seasons playing in the NBA. He played college ball at Texas A&M, where he averaged 7.5 points and 2.8 assists per game over four years.

After going undrafted in 2010, Sloan signed with the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League but was released before appearing in a game for them. 

He then moved to Europe, signing with Barangay Ginebra Kings of Liga ACB (Spain's top league) before later joining Erie BayHawks of the D-League where he made his debut for an injury replacement on January 3, 2012 against Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

Donald Sloan was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the second round of the 2011 NBA draft. Donald Sloan played for four teams during his five-year professional career before joining the Guangdong Southern Tigers in 2016. 

During his time with Guangdong, Sloan won two CBA championships and helped lead them to their first ever FIBA Asia Cup title. In 2018, Donald signed with the Texas Legends and led them to an NBL championship victory that year as well.

After winning a championship with Texas, he joined Jiangsu Dragons for 2019 where he will attempt to win another title this season.

Also Played For: texas a&m university basketball

46. Dusty Hannahs

Arkansas Razorbacks men's basketball

Dusty Hannahs Career

  • High school: Pulaski Academy, (Little Rock, Arkansas)
  • College: , Texas Tech (2012–2014), Arkansas (2015–2017)
  • NBA draft: 2017 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2017–present
  • 2017–2019: Memphis Hustle
  • 2019: Memphis Grizzlies
  • 2019–2020: Memphis Hustle
  • 2020: Memphis Grizzlies
  • 2020: Kolossos Rodou
  • 2021: Santa Cruz Warriors
  • 2021–2022: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2022–present: Santa Cruz Warriors
  • All-NBA G League Third Team (2020)

Dusty Hannahs was drafted by the Santa Cruz Warriors in the second round of the 2017 NBA G League Draft. As a senior at Arkansas, Dusty averaged 14 points, five rebounds and three assists per game.

Dusty is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas and played high school basketball for Pulaski Academy before going to Texas Tech and then Arkansas. 

After being drafted by Santa Cruz, Dusty joined their training camp roster and made his debut on November 13th against the Reno Bighorns scoring 10 points off the bench in 34 minutes of play.

In December 2018 it was announced that Dusty had been waived by Santa Cruz and would join their D-League affiliate team Rio Grande Valley Vipers for their playoff run. 

During his two seasons with Santa Cruz he has appeared in 69 games (45 starts), averaging 12 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists per game while shooting 44% from three point range.

47. Daniel Dillon


  • High school: North Laurel (London, Kentucky)
  • College: Arizona (2004–2008)
  • NBA draft: 2008 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2008–present
  • 2008–2009: South Dragons
  • 2009–2010: Sandringham Sabres
  • 2010–2011: Cairns Taipans
  • 2011–2012: Waverley Falcons
  • 2011–2012: Melbourne Tigers
  • 2012–2015: CSM U Oradea
  • 2015–2016: PGE Turów Zgorzelec
  • 2016–2017: Hiroshima Dragonflies
  • 2017: Kilsyth Cobras
  • 2018: Waverley Falcons
  • 2018–2019: Paris Basketball
  • 2019–2021: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2020: Polpharma Starogard Gdański
  • 2021–present: Waverley Falcons
  • 2× NBL champion (2009, 2018), Big V champion (2011), 2× Liga Națională All-Star (2014, 2015), SEABL South Youth Player of the Year (2010)

Daniel Dillon was born in Melbourne, Victoria on March 19th 1986. He attended North Laurel High School in London Kentucky and played college basketball for the Arizona Wildcats from 2004-2008.

Daniel entered the NBA draft but was not drafted and instead signed with the South Dragons of the NBL1 south competition. Daniel has since then spent time with various NBL teams including Cairns Taipans, Sandringham Sabres and now Waverley Falcons where he currently plays point guard/shooting guard.

Daniel Dillon is a professional basketball player who has played for Waverley Falcons in the National Basketball League (NBL) since 2018. 

He previously played for Melbourne Tigers, CSM U Oradea, PGE Turów Zgorzelec and Hiroshima Dragonflies in the Australian National Basketball League (ANBL). In 2017, he transferred to Kilsyth Cobras in the South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL).

Daniel was named SEABL Rookie of the Year that season and helped them reach their first Grand Final appearance. In 2018, he joined NBL team Waverley Falcons where he has continued to play until this day and won two championships with them so far.

48. Jeremy Kendle


  • High school: Jeffersonville, (Jeffersonville, Indiana)
  • College: , Olney Central (2006–2007), Bellarmine (2009–2012)
  • NBA draft: 2013 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2013–present
  • Coaching career: 2020–present
  • SEABL champion (2016), NBL1 North MVP (2021), 2× NBL1 North All-Star Five (2021, 2022), SEABL Grand Final MVP (2016), SEABL MVP (2016), All-SEABL Team (2016), All-SEABL Second Team (2018), SEABL scoring champion (2016), QBL MVP (2015), QBL All-League Team (2015), QBL scoring champion (2015), Morocco League champion (2013), NCAA Division II champion (2011), 2× Second-team Division II All-American – NABC (2011, 2012), GLVC Player of the Year (2011), 2× First-team All-GLVC (2011, 2012), Second-team All-GLVC (2010)

Kendle played college basketball at Bellarmine and Olney Central. He was undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft but has since had a successful career with several European teams.

Kendle is currently coaching in Italy, where he led his team to runner-up finishes in both the Italian Cup and EuroCup competitions this season. 

Jeremy Kendle is 34 years old and 6 feet 1 inch tall, making him an interesting player to watch for American fans who may be interested in seeing him play overseas again soon.

Jeremy Kendle is a professional basketball coach who has worked with teams in Australia, New Zealand and Morocco. 

As player, he played for several teams in Australia including the Wydad Casablanca club from 2013 to 2014, SAM Massagno from 2013 to 2015, Toowoomba Mountaineers from 2016 to 2017, Bendigo Braves from 2017 to 2018 and Sydney Kings from 2018 onwards.

He also coached the South West Metro Pirates team until they were disbanded at the end of the 2020 season due to low participation rates among their players. 

In his coaching career so far, Kendle has led his squads to victory in various tournaments including the Australian National Championships in 2019 and two editions of the Moroccan Cup (2017 and 2018).

49. Owen Hulland


  • High school: Lake Ginninderra (Canberra, ACT)
  • College: Hawaii (2018–2020)
  • NBA draft: 2021 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2021–present
  • 2021: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2021: South Adelaide Panthers

Owen Hulland is an Australian forward who has been playing in the NBL for Adelaide 36ers. He was born on 4 September 1999 and is 203 centimeters tall, which makes him one of the tallest players in the league.

His weight is 108 kilograms, making him quite a physically imposing player as well; he's also very agile for his size. 

Owen Hulland started playing basketball at a young age with his brother, but didn't start taking it seriously until he moved to Melbourne to play for Monash University VU Tigers team during high school years; there he developed into one of Australia's most promising prospects in junior basketball circles.

After graduating from high school, Owen signed with Adelaide 36ers and had an excellent rookie season - averaging 18 points per game while leading the 36ers to their first ever playoff appearance (although they were eliminated by eventual champions Perth Wildcats). 

In 2018/19, Owen continued improving as a player and averaged 22 points per game over 34 games played - good enough for 5th place overall in MVP voting and helping Adelaide secure their second playoff berth since joining the NBL (they eventually lost to Sydney Kings).

With several more seasons of consistent excellence under his belt, Owen looks like someone who could become one of Australia's top forwards – potentially even overtaking current Aussie superstar Ben Simmons as our country’s best male athlete at this level.

50. Jack Purchase


  • High school: Carey Baptist Grammar, (Melbourne, Victoria)
  • College: , Auburn (2014–2015), Hawaii (2016–2019)
  • NBA draft: 2019 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2012–present
  • 2012–2014: Melbourne Tigers
  • 2019: Melbourne Tigers
  • 2019–2020: Melbourne United
  • 2021: Adelaide 36ers
  • 2021: North Adelaide Rockets
  • 2021: Hobart Chargers
  • 2021–2022: Perth Wildcats
  • 2022–present: Forestville Eagles
  • NBL1 Central All-Star Five (2022), Second-team All-Big West (2019), Big West Best Sixth Player (2018)

Jack Purchase is a forward for the Forestville Eagles in the National Basketball League 1 Central. He was born on 26 June 1995 in Melbourne, Victoria and attended Carey Baptist Grammar High School.

After high school, he played college basketball at Auburn before transferring to Hawaii in 2019. 

Jack has represented Australia at junior level and made his international debut during the 2017 FIBA Under-19 World Cup where he averaged 12 points per game over six games played including a 23 point effort against Poland which helped Australia win the bronze medal game.

At 6 ft 8in tall and with a weight of 207lb, Jack is an imposing figure on court and has shown flashes of brilliance both offensively and defensively throughout his career so far Jack Purchase is an Undrafted player in the NBA Draft 2019. 

He played for Melbourne Tigers from 2012 to 2014 before joining Melbourne United in 2019. Purchase has been a part of the Adelaide 36ers, North Adelaide Rockets, Hobart Chargers and Perth Wildcats over the course of his career so far.

He was a Second-team All-Big West player with Adelaide 36ers in 2018 and has also won Big West Best Sixth Player award with Perth Wildcats in 2021.

Final Words

. . . The Adelaide 36ers are a powerhouse of professional basketball in Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL). Over the years, they have boasted some of the best players in the league.

Some of their greatest stars include current NBA player George Hill, Australian Boomers captain Andrew Bogut and NBL MVP winner Dale Ellis.

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Jalen Rose

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