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Travelling on a Basketball Tour and having the chance to play against USA College & High School teams is a life-changing experience and one that you will remember for your entire life, making friends like no other Basketball experience can offer. It will also expose those interested in obtaining a College Scholarship to USA College scouts and coaches. Colleges in the US are very aware of visiting teams from Australia and although you won’t know it, they will scout potential recruits as part of their process.
I have been fortunate enough to visit Hong Kong very many times and it is without doubt one of my very favourite places to visit, it is always drawing you back.
Harry Leon “ Suitcase “ Simpson was born in Atlanta on 30 November 1924 and came to fame as an outstanding baseball player, who was the second Black American that followed Jackie Robinson into the Major League.
Australia as the host Nation was given automatic entry into every sport including Basketball. This was Australia’s first exposure to International Basketball.
I first saw Eddie, when I played for Sydney YMCA against Canberra in a 1970 South East Conference game in Canberra.
If you were asked who were the most talented and gifted Golfers to have ever played, then you would trot out the names, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold palmer, Gary Player, Tom Watson, Nick Faldo, Lee Trevino, Peter Thomson, Greg Norman etc, but all of these legends knew of, or had met, or had played with a man that most would agree, was most probably the best ball striker and straightest hitter of all time.
Melbourne and Australia were very different places in 1956. Television was only introduced starting in Melbourne just 18 days before the games commenced on 22 November.
Following my blog about Pebble Beach and the Monterey Peninsula being Golfing Heaven, I have since been inundated from various regions claiming that no, they are really golfing heaven.
Basketball rules have been constantly changing since the games inception in 1891, the list of changes is quite remarkable, some changes were good and some, well you have to wonder who in the hell came up with it, someone who obviously had not played the game.
If you fancy playing some cricket matches on the local village green and then have a couple of beers down at the local pub with your new found friends , then we can arrange that for you.
For those that remember, walking into Forestville Stadium was just a pleasurable experience, filled always with a touch of anticipation and excitement.
Can someone please explain why you would possibly have a passing back rule when you have a 24 second shot clock?