Bruins Away From Home

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Bruins Away From Home  Instalment No. 2  - see what some of our Bruins players are up to !

 

Our Bruins Away from Home segment is back for its second instalment. The NBL is underway and what a fortnight it has been! Let’s check in with all of our Pro’s and college Bruins who have been plying their trade around the world.

Pro’s

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Jason Cadee   ~  Sydney Kings - NBL

Jason and the Kings started off their 2017/2018 NBL campaign at home against the Adelaide 36ers on the 7th October. After leading for most of the match, a crazy recent travel itinerary looked to take its toll as the 36ers prevailed late, 105-96. Cadee came alive in the 4th quarter finishing with 16 points and 4 assists for the match.

The Kings then headed to New Zealand for the first leg of a weekend double header. In a tight contest, the Kings were able to level the scores through a Perry Ellis tip in with 3 secs left. However, with the final play, NZ import DJ Newbill proved the hero with a buzzer beating lay-up to bury the Kings. Final score 87-85. The Kings would then return home with an 0-2 to start the year.

Sunday afternoon at Qudos Bank Arena saw both teams eager to avoid falling to 0-3 with the Illawarra Hawks coming to town. The Kings jumped out well despite the loss of Kevin Lisch to a calf injury in the first half. The Kings were able to hold on for a 103-87 victory, their first of the season. They were led by standout performances from Perry Ellis, who finished with 33 points, and Jason Cadee who finished with 17 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists.

Over the next 2 weeks the Kings will become road warriors heading back to NZ, followed by trips to Adelaide and Illawarra. 

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Mirko Djeric   ~   KK Vrsac Swisslion  Serbia KLS

Mirko and KK Vrsac Swisslion began their Serbia KLS season with a first up victory over KK Beovuk 82 – 71. Djeric featured prominently in the game playing 31 minutes and filling the stat sheet with 14 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals and a block.

We will follow along closely with Mirko this season and continue to bring you updates and match reports. 

 

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Josan Nimes     ~  Kia Picanto  Philippine Basketball Association

The PBA is currently in its finals stages of the 2017 season. Unfortunately for Nimes, his Kia Picanto team was knocked out and their 2017 campaign is over. We will bring you updates as the new season rolls around.

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Nathaniel Musters    ~      Aris Leeuwarden   Dutch Basketball League

Nathaniel’s side Aris Leeuwarden began their Dutch Basketball League season with an impressive first up victory over Limburg, 96-80. Unfortunately for Musters he did not feature in the first game.

Leeuwarden backed up 4 days later against Den Helder and again prevailed in a tight contest 78-74. Musters made his debut in this match logging 10 points and 4 rebounds in 22 minutes of action.

Leeuwarden then headed to Zwolle for its toughest challenge to date. The undefeated Zwolle were able to take control of the game winning 81-61. Musters played 8 minutes in the game tallying 1 point and 2 rebound. Leeuwarden dropped to 2-1 for the season and currently sit in 4th place.

Be sure to check in in 2 weeks’ time for more updates.

   

 

NCAA College

Our college athletes have begun team practices after a busy off-season of workouts. All of the guys seasons won’t start until November, so check out below some of their upcoming matches and a couple of cool features. 

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Lachlan Anderson  ~  Eastern Kentucky  NCAA DI

Lach and the Colonels will open up this year at home in an exhibition against Gerorgetown College (Ky.). Lach has begun a special project and has put together a number of Vlog’s detailing the life of a college athlete. Follow the links below to check them out.

Episode 1 – “The Beginning”       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxdyZZrlOiE

Episode 2 – “Episode 2”              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni_yz0R7Jq4

Episode 3 – “Testing Day”           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af1OyrRSKvs

Episode 4 – “We are Back!”        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhjGpE_lMCI

 

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Grant Anticevich  ~   University of California Berkeley – NCAA DI

Grant and the Golden Bears have begun pre-season team practices and will open up on 4th November in an exhibition match, Grant’s first inside HAAS Pavilion.

To hear a little bit about what Grant has been up to, check out the link below to the Bear’s insider.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUDYdbZVypY

 

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Aaron Borich  ~   Southern Oregon University – NAIA DII

Borich and the Raiders are gearing up for an earlier start than most. They open up on the 1st November against the University of Maine – Fort Kent. Check out a couple of images below of the facilities Aaron and a couple of our Bruins will be playing in this season. 

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Cameron Rutherford   ~   Whitworth University NCAA DIII

Cam and the Pirates will again open up the season against DI opponent the Montana Grizzlies. The University of Montana is the former home of Bruin Jack Lopez who has since returned to Australia. This will be a good test for Cam and his side. This game will be played on 10th November.  

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Jason Edwards   ~  Anderson University NCAA DII

Jason and the Trojans will open play on the 10th November against Southern Wesleyan University. We hope to see Jason get his first taste of NCAA action during this game.  

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Dru Toleafoa          Santa Clara University - NCAA DI

Dru enters her Junior Season (3rd) with the Broncos is the extremely tough West Coast Conference. Many of you would be familiar with the league that features powerhouse side St Mary’s who have heralded some of Australia’s greatest current players including Matthew Dellavedova and Patty Mills. Dru’s history at Santa Clara includes featuring in 19 games her Freshman year and a high score of 12 points, followed by 22 appearance last season. We will follow along with Dru in what is sure to be an exciting season. The Broncos will open up their season with an Exhibition at home against UC Santa Cruz on 1st November.

Before becoming a Bronco, Dru represented the Bruins at the Under 16 and Under 18 level. She went on to play for the Bruins in our Championship Women’s side. Dru was also selected to represent her home country New Zealand in both the Junior (Junior Tall Ferns) and Senior (Tall Ferns) sides. 

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A big thank you Eli at EPN Productions who have created all the graphics and help get this post out there. Hope you all enjoy. See you in 2 weeks!

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