Thursday, August 25, 2011

Gold Coast Blaze v University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) Roadrunners NBL Pre-season Basketball

Hi all

I recently enjoyed a very interesting game of basketball between the Gold Coast Blaze and the visiting University of Texas San Antonio Roadrunners (UTSA). It was played as an NBL pre-season game for the Blaze, and a part of a pre-season exhibition tour for the American visitors. Here are some pics:

Melvin Johnson III
Melvin Johnson III - NBL Pre Season Basketball: Gold Coast Blaze v University of Texas San Antonio; Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Jamal Robateau (Blaze), Kannan Burrage (UTSA Roadrunners)
Jamal Robateau, Kannan Burrage - NBL Pre Season Basketball: Gold Coast Blaze v University of Texas San Antonio; Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Jeromie Hill, Jarrod Camble
Jeromie Hill, Jarrod Camble - NBL Pre Season Basketball: Gold Coast Blaze v University of Texas San Antonio; Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Jamal Robateau, Ryan Whitehead
Jamal Robateau, Ryan Whitehead - NBL Pre Season Basketball: Gold Coast Blaze v University of Texas San Antonio; Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Jamal Robateau ready for the block; Stephen Franklin, Igor Nujic, Melvin Johnson III
Stephen Franklin, Igor Nujic, Jamal Robateau, Melvin Johnson III - NBL Pre Season Basketball: Gold Coast Blaze v University of Texas San Antonio; Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Brendan Teys with the 'nice hang in the air' for the shot
Alex Vouyoukas, Brendan Teys, Jeromie Hill - NBL Pre Season Basketball: Gold Coast Blaze v University of Texas San Antonio; Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Expert with the Pick and Roll Jason Cadee evades Sei Paye
Jason Cadee, Sei Paye - NBL Pre Season Basketball: Gold Coast Blaze v University of Texas San Antonio; Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Queenslander playing for UTSA Jeromie Hill, against Jarrod Camble
Jeromie Hill, Jarrod Camble - NBL Pre Season Basketball: Gold Coast Blaze v University of Texas San Antonio; Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Kenny Barnes, Melvin Johnson III
Kenny Barnes, Melvin Johnson III - NBL Pre Season Basketball: Gold Coast Blaze v University of Texas San Antonio; Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Igor Nujic with eyes only for the basket; Jarrod Camble
Igor Nujic, Jarrod Camble - NBL Pre Season Basketball: Gold Coast Blaze v University of Texas San Antonio; Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Zac Carter, AJ Price
Zac Carter, AJ Price - NBL Pre Season Basketball: Gold Coast Blaze v University of Texas San Antonio; Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Blaze coaches Joey Wright and Ron Ratliff thank the UTSA Roadrunners players including Kannan Burrage
Kannan Burrage, Joey Wright, Ron Ratliff - NBL Pre Season Basketball: Gold Coast Blaze v University of Texas San Antonio; Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Here's the Smugmug photo gallery.

Thanks for looking!

Regards

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Basketball
Brisbane Sports Photographer

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Gold Coast Rollers v Brisbane Capitals QBL Basketball Quarter Final, Carrara, Queensland, Australia

Hi all

Last weekend I saw a great QBL basketball game between the Gold Coast Rollers and the Brisbane Capitals. The Capitals ended up being one point winners in a nice contest. Here are some pics:

Almost a veteran now, Adam Darragh greets top referee Scott Butler
Adam Darragh, Scott Butler - QBL Quarter Final Basketball: Gold Coast Rollers v Brisbane Capitals; Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Kurt Thompson
Karl Nilsson, Kurt Thompson - QBL Quarter Final Basketball: Gold Coast Rollers v Brisbane Capitals; Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Nicholas Masunda, Tim Smith
Nicholas Masunda, Tim Smith - QBL Quarter Final Basketball: Gold Coast Rollers v Brisbane Capitals; Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Adam Darragh gets the shot away
Adam Darragh - QBL Quarter Final Basketball: Gold Coast Rollers v Brisbane Capitals; Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Effort close to the hoop - Matthew Roberts, Scott McGregor, Tom Garlepp
Matthew Roberts, Scott McGregor - QBL Quarter Final Basketball: Gold Coast Rollers v Brisbane Capitals; Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Tom Garlepp fronts Scott McGregor
Tom Garlepp, Scott McGregor - QBL Quarter Final Basketball: Gold Coast Rollers v Brisbane Capitals; Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Scott Paget, Jarred Bairstow
Scott Paget, Jarred Bairstow - QBL Quarter Final Basketball: Gold Coast Rollers v Brisbane Capitals; Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Adam Darragh was gallant in attempting a shot when the shot clock was expiring. Jarred Bairstow moved in 'for the kill':


Scott McGregor fouls Nicholas Masunda
Nicolas Masunda, Scott McGregor - QBL Quarter Final Basketball: Gold Coast Rollers v Brisbane Capitals; Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Kurt Thompson attempts to take the charge against Karl Nilsson
Karl Nilsson, Kurt Thompson - QBL Quarter Final Basketball: Gold Coast Rollers v Brisbane Capitals; Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Top Referee Scott Butler gathers his colleagues
One of Australia's top basketball referees, Scott Butler, gathers his colleagues - QBL Quarter Final Basketball: Gold Coast Rollers v Brisbane Capitals; Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Brisbane Capitals - one point winners
Peter Alexander - QBL Quarter Final Basketball: Gold Coast Rollers v Brisbane Capitals; Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Here's my Smugmug photo gallery.

Thanks for looking.

Regards

Des
Brisbane Sports Photographer

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Boomers Basketball Open Training Session, The Southport School, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 28 July 2011

Hi all
Last week I attended an open training session for the Australian Men's Basketball Team , "The Boomers". Their immediate goal was to prepare for the Borislav Stankovic Cup, in Haining & Guanghou, China, the following week. (At the time of writng, the Boomers have qualified for the final after beating China in their final round match.) Here are some photos from the training session:

Former Portland Trailblazers guard Patty Mills doing some pregame drills
Patty Mills - Boomers - Australian Men's Basketball Team Open Training Session, The Southport School, Queensland, Australia; 28 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.


Boomers Head Coach, San Antonio Spurs Assistant Coach Brett Brown shares an easy moment with Patty Mills
Boomers basketball Head Coach Brett Brown with Patty Mills - Boomers - Australian Men's Basketball Team Open Training Session, The Southport School, Queensland, Australia; 28 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Head Coach Brett Brown
Boomers basketball Head Coach Brett Brown - Boomers - Australian Men's Basketball Team Open Training Session, The Southport School, Queensland, Australia; 28 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Guard Matthew Dellavedova who subsequently scored 18 points (and was a perfect 2 for 2 outside the 3 point line) in the win over host nation China - here towering over Patty Mills.
Matthew Dellavedova, Patty Mills - Boomers - Australian Men's Basketball Team Open Training Session, The Southport School, Queensland, Australia; 28 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Luke Nevill, Aron Baynes
Luke Nevill, Aron Baynes - Boomers - Australian Men's Basketball Team Open Training Session, The Southport School, Queensland, Australia; 28 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Super pick pocket Adam Gibson with the clean steal against rookie Nate Tomlinson
Adam Gibson gets the nice steal from rookie Nate Tomlinson - Boomers - Australian Men's Basketball Team Open Training Session, The Southport School, Queensland, Australia; 28 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Hugh Greenwood
Hugh Greenwood - Boomers - Australian Men's Basketball Team Open Training Session, The Southport School, Queensland, Australia; 28 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Veteran Matt Nielsen shoots against Jesse Wagstaff
Matt Nielsen - Boomers - Australian Men's Basketball Team Open Training Session, The Southport School, Queensland, Australia; 28 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

David Barlow, Hugh Greenwood
David Barlow, Hugh Greenwood - Boomers - Australian Men's Basketball Team Open Training Session, The Southport School, Queensland, Australia; 28 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Former Chicago Bulls player Luc Longley enjoying himself as a mentor
Ex Boomer and Chicago Bulls Player Luc Longley happy to be a mentor at the camp - Boomers - Australian Men's Basketball Team Open Training Session, The Southport School, Queensland, Australia; 28 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Stephen Weigh at warm down / stretch time
Stephen Weigh - Boomers - Australian Men's Basketball Team Open Training Session, The Southport School, Queensland, Australia; 28 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Head Coach Brett Brown sees the lighter side of an intense session with his coaching panel including Marty Clarke, Andrej Lemanis, Ian Stacker & Luc Longley.
Boomers basketball Head Coach Brett Brown with his coaching panel including Marty Clarke, Andrej Lemanis, Ian Stacker & Luc Longley - Boomers - Australian Men's Basketball Team Open Training Session, The Southport School, Queensland, Australia; 28 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Here's my Smugmug gallery.

Here's my Photoshelter gallery (for Brisbane-sourced prints).

Here's a recent interview with young Boomers (& St Mary's) guard Matthew "Delly" Dellavedova (courtesy nbl.com.au)


Thanks for looking.

Regards

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Basketball
Brisbane Sports Photographer

Boomers - Open Training Session of the Australian Men's Basketball Team; Gold Coast, Qld; July 2011 - Images by Des Thureson