Just like the offensive play it was named after, The Pick and Roll aims to be simple, yet effective.
We’re about the wildly passionate fans. The ones who bleed green and gold, the folks who live, eat and sleep Australian basketball, and still have nightmares about that foul in the Rio Olympics. The ones who fly the flag proudly, the ones that cheer for our boys and girls, our men and women all over the world.
We’re all about you.
The Pick and Roll was founded in 2013, and is headed today by Kein Chua and Damian Arsenis. We are credentialed across various basketball leagues and organisations, including the NBA, NBL, FIBA, and have relationships with agencies and brands in the industry.
*No one does it full-time. None of us (read: everyone, not even Kein and Damian) make a dollar doing what we do. Everything we earn goes back into growing the site. If you like what we do: keep the ad blockers turned off, buy some merch, or shout us a coffee! It would go a long way towards keeping us doing what we do, covering Aussie hoops.
To be the most trusted source for all things Australian basketball and a leader in nurturing the sport across all levels.
We are committed to providing accurate, relevant and timely coverage of Australian basketball to help promote and educate the public. We do this through providing a platform for everyone.
Since 2014, The Pick and Roll has been the springboard for budding writers to develop their talent and find opportunities.
The alumni tree continues to grow across a variety of sports media roles, and includes:
- Olgun Uluc, Fox Sports Australia (interview) (full-time)
- Steve Chalmers, Big V Basketball (interview) (full-time)
- Grant Richardson, Basketball Australia (interview) (full-time)
- Luke Sicari, NBL (full-time)
- Matt Hickey, Punters.com.au & Odds.com.au
- Hayley Wildes, Melbourne United Basketball Club (full-time)
- Warren Yiu, ESPN AU/NZ, AAP
- Ben Mallis, NBL, AAP
- Oliver Kay, Basketball Australia, Esperance Express
- Kane Pitman, Basketball Australia, Herald Sun, ESPN AU/NZ, NBL, NBA Australia, Bucks.com
The P&R continues to be a true breeding ground for excellent basketball analysis among young writers who do it for the love of the game and to chase a dream.Kane Pitman
The Pick and Roll truly is a nursery and has helped to provide quality basketball content over the years. They gave me a platform to cultivate my voice. Always thankful and I have great respect for Kein and the team. Support them and continue to read and share their amazing stuff.Warren Yiu
The Pick and Roll allowed me to grow as a writer. It allowed me to spend a year in America. It will continue allowing me to cover the NBA when I return to Philly.Ben Mallis
Questions? Comments? Lob a message over today.
Credit to Shen Nanzhen for designing The Pick and Roll’s logo.