Press

A list of the press and media clippings The Pick and Roll has been mentioned in so far.


20 Jul 2015 by Bill Landis, Northeast Ohio Media Group

According to multiple reports, the Buckeyes have also offered Australian small forward Giir Ring. Ring is 6-foot-7, and of Sudanese decent. He plays high school ball for Orlando (Fla.) Christian Prep and AAU ball for Team Texas Elite, a program run by Wes Grandstaff, the father of Ohio State freshman guard Austin Grandstaff.

Buckeyes still on 2016 guards Kobi Simmons, Markelle Fultz; more offers out for ’17, ’18: Ohio State basketball recruiting notebook on Cleveland.com, referencing Aussie juniors editor Olgun Uluc’s piece on Girr Ring’s offers.


The Pick and Roll provided Basketball Australia with match reports during the World University Games 2015, references below:


26 Nov 2014 by David Cook, Eastern Washington University (EWU)

Junior forward Venky Jois was also incredibly productive in games versus SMU and Indiana with his first two double-doubles of the season – the 19th and 20th of his career. As a result, he earned player of the week honors for the second-straight week from the Australian website Pick and Roll (pickandroll.com.au).

Jois had 13 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and a blocked shot in a 77-68 loss to 22nd-ranked SMU, then had 20 points, 14 rebounds, two steals and five blocks in the win over Indiana. In the two games, he averaged 16.5 points, 12.0 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 2.5 steals per game while making 13-of-25 shots from the field for 52 percent.

Hoosier-Buster Drew Brandon Earns Big Sky Player of the Week Honor on Eastern Washington University (EWU), referencing our Aussies in college recap: NCAA Men: Jois leads the Aussie charge.


15 Nov 2014 by Roy Ward

These two Victorians provide a sample of the hundreds of Australian basketballers in the US college system; Australian website pickandroll.com.au lists 53 men and 45 women who play for division 1 teams this season and many more who play in the lower divisions, junior colleges and high school system.

Auburn’s Jack Purchase and Fresno State’s Alex Sheedy among the many Australian basketballers keen to make a mark in US college season (theage_purchase_sheedy) on The Age, which references our Aussies in College: Division I Men 2014/15 and Aussies in College: Division I Women 2014/15 lists.


5 Nov 2014 by Jessica Shusko

The feisty guard from New South Wales played representative basketball with Hornsby and Scots College in Sydney. In his final year with Scots College, his loaded team ran up a staggering 40-1 record, with the only loss coming at the hands of Dante Exum’s Ginninderra College in the national championship game.

Healy led the Australian U19 team in scoring at the 2013 FIBA Oceania Championships, and won a gold medal for Australia at the 2013 Youth Olympics in the 3×3 competition. A jack of all trades, his on court toughness, competitiveness and leadership will be something that the Broncos may well need immediately. With a large number of first year players on the team, he has a great opportunity to play significant minutes as a freshman.

With the 2014-15 NCAA college season fast approaching, Damian Arsenis takes a look at some of the new Aussie faces who have joined the Division I ranks.Heading to US college has fast become a preferred development pathway for an increasing number of Australian men. Season 2014-15 proves no different; with 16 incoming freshman (not counting ineligible Jonah Bolden) and 3 junior transfers set to play Division I basketball this year. Some will get an opportunity to play big minutes and make an immediate impact, while others will be required to be patient, bide their time and embrace every opportunity that may come their way.

Freshman Kai Healy Featured on The Pick and Roll on kerrykeating.com – Coach Kerry Keating of the Santa Clara Broncos, which referenced our Aussies in College: Division I Men 2014/15 list and


 

29 Aug 2014 by Uno contra Uno

Craig Rayner (redactor de pickandroll.com.au): “El equipo australiano ya ha hecho público que va a España para ganar una medalla, algo que el equipo masculino no ha logrado nunca ni en Mundiales ni en Juegos Olímpicos. Considerando el nivel de varios otros equipos, esto puede ser un objetivo muy difícil de lograr y va a requerir de algo de suerte, fundamentalmente evitando a Estados Unidos en los cuartos de final como le ha pasado en los dos últimos Juegos Olímpicos. Este equipo tiene una buena mezcla de jugadores que vienen jugando juntos por varios años con algunos jóvenes que acaban de terminar su ciclo universitario en Estados Unidos o acaban de empezar a jugar en Europa. El entrenador ahora está contratado full-time por Basketball Australia y esto permitió una mejor planificación y enfoque que no había sido posible recientemente con el formato part-time. Por primera vez en muchos años, Australia sumará nueve partidos amistosos en Europa ante equipos de buen nivel antes del torneo. Hasta hace poco era muy difícil conseguir buenos equipos para jugar en Australia antes de los torneos, y Australia no ha podido encontrar el tiempo (ni el dinero) para jugar partidos importantes en otros países. Una de las grandes virtudes de este equipo es la capacidad de correr la cancha los 40 minutos y así desgastar a los rivales. Esto es algo que inició el entrenador Brett Brown (ahora en Philadelphia 76ers) desde los Juegos de 2012. Esto se ha podido ver bien en los juegos de preparación, donde se usó una presión de toda la cancha durante casi todo el juego y, de esa manera, logró sacar de ritmo a sus rivales. En cuanto a candidatos, con las últimas bajas de Estados Unidos, me parece que España pasa a ser el favorito, aprovechando su localía. Es un equipo muy similar al de los últimos dos Juegos Olímpicos donde complicaron a Estado Unidos en las finales. Y este año el equipo norteamericano es muy diferente y no tiene a superestrellas como Lebron James o Kobe Bryant para hacerse cargo en esos partidos importantes. Igualmente van a ser difíciles de derrotar por su cantidad de buenos jugadores. Lituania ha mostrado tener un equipo muy fuerte, con un juego interior muy fuerte y buen banco de suplentes. Y también me parece que Brasil puede avanzar mucho en el torneo, ya que tiene a todas sus figuras por primera vez en mucho tiempo.” (Translated PDF transcript via Google Translate)

Australia Boomers coverage on Uno contra Uno (PDF), which interviewed our Aussie hoops specialist Craig Rayner on his thoughts with regards to the Aussie Boomers in the FIBA World Cup 2014.


29 May 2014 by Geoff Grammer

The Australia-based professional basketball website The Pick and Roll, which focuses on professional basketball while also following Australian-born players on college teams in the United States such as Greenwood and former Lobo Cameron Bairstow, tweeted the Journal saying Greenwood was the “best playmaker” on the floor for the Boomers on Thursday night (Perth is 14 hours ahead of Albuquerque) before fouling out.

Greenwood helps lead Aussies to overtime win on the Albuquerque Journal (PDF), which referenced a tweet from Aussie college hoops editor Damian Arsenis from The Pick and Roll’s Aussie hoops Twitter account @OZBallPnR, and recognised one of  The Pick and Roll’s niche content areas, namely Australian players in US college basketball.


17 Nov 2013 by Roy Ward

The NCAA season has just tipped off and according to the website pickandroll.com.au, there are 54 men and 39 women from Australia playing division 1 college basketball.

Australian basketballers making big impression in US college system on The Age Sport (PDF) and The Sydney Morning Herald Sport (Web), which referenced our Aussie college male player list and Aussie college female player list respectively.