Damian Arsenis provides a comprehensive listing of all the Australian men playing at the highest level during the 2014/15 European basketball season, complete with links to each player's official profile, team and leagues!
We have also compiled a Twitter list of male Aussie Europe (or Asia) basketball players for those of you who are on Twitter (accurate as at 12 September 2014)
If you are interested in Australians playing basketball in Europe or Asia, this is one web page that you should bookmark!
Australian basketball players have developed a strong tradition and influence across Asia, epitomised by Joe Ingles winning the 2014 Euroleague title with Maccabi Tel-Aviv last season. While Ingles has moved on from Israel, Australia is still well represented in some of the best European and Asian leagues for 2014/15.
2014/15 European (and Asia) Season: The Aussie Men
The player listing was last updated on 30 May 2015. Name State H (cm) Pos. Country Team National League Matthew ADEKPONYA WA 193 G Norway Nidaros Basketball League Norway David Andersen VIC 212 C France ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Ligue Nationale Pro A Ryan BROEKHOFF VIC 201 G/F Turkey Besiktas Basketbol Ligleri Daniel DILLON VIC 194 G Romania Oradea Lega Nationale Chris GOULDING TAS 192 G Spain CAI Zaragoza Liga Endesa (ACB) Nathan JAWAI QLD 208 F/C Spain Andorra Liga Endesa (ACB) Luke JENKINSON QLD 185 G Norway Nidaros Basketball League Norway Daniel JOHNSON WA 208 F Poland Stelmet Zielona Gora (Departed) Basket Liga Anatoly KOLESNIKOV (BOSE) NSW 200 G/F Kazakhstan BC Astana Division 1 Julian KHAZZOUH NSW 209 C Lebanon Sagesse (departed) Division A Majok MAJOK WA 206 C Slovenia Helios Domzale Telemach League Aleks MARIC NSW 211 C Iran Gran Canaria Liga Endesa (ACB) Brad NEWLEY SA 199 G/F Spain Gran Canaria Liga Endesa (ACB) Andrew OGILVY NSW 211 C Spain La Bruixa d’Or Manresa (departed) Liga Endesa (ACB) Liam RUSH WA 202 F Sweden Uppsala Basket Basketligan Adrien STURT SA 208 F Great Britain Cheshire British Basketball League Jarrad WEEKS VIC 185 G Germany Ehingen Urspring German Pro A Josh WILCHER VIC 178 G Great Britain Plymouth British Basketball League * Anatoly Kolesnikov has played under the name ‘Anatoly Bose’ in both the USA and in Australia
In addition to their national leagues, a number of the teams featuring Australians also play in various other regional leagues across Europe and Asia as follows:
EuroLeague (Commences 16 October 2014 Australian time)
Nathan Jawai - Galatasaray (Regular season before departing the team)
Aleks Maric - Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Regular season) / Galatasaray (Top 16)
EuroCup (Commences 15 October 2014 Australian time)
David Andersen - ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne
Ryan Broekhoff - Besiktas
Chris Goulding - CAI Zaragoza
Brad Newley - Gran Canaria
Daniel Johnson - Stelmet Zielona Gora
EuroChallenge (Commences 5 November 2014 Australian time)
Anatoly Kolesnikov - BC Astana
Daniel Dillon - Oradea
VTB United League (Commences 4 October 2014 Australian time)
Anatoly Kolesnikov - BC Astana
If we have inadvertently left someone out, please let the authors know by sending a message or via Twitter at @DamianArsenis