Ed Palubinskas: The Aussie free throw wizard who got through to Shaquille O’Neal

Did you know Shaq once worked with an Australian shooting coach, and found career-best form at the free throw line afterwards?

Most Australian basketball fans know Luc Longley as the first Aussie to play in the NBA, but he wasn’t the first to get drafted.

Correction (thanks to Peter Gustafson for the spot): Carl Rodwell was the first Australian to be drafted in 1969 by Atlanta, and Canberra native Ed Palubinskas was similarly selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the fourth round (6…

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