Australian NBL Wiretap

Mitch Creek Faces Assaut Charges, Will Not Play, Train With Team In Australia

Mar 15, 2021 5:18 AM

Australian Boomer Mitch Creek has been charged by police with alleged assault charges and as a result will not train or play with his club, the South East Melbourne Phoenix, while the matter is dealt with.

 

Creek, who is the franchise player with the club after playing in the G-League with the Long Island Nets, denies each of the charges and the matter will now be dealt with in the courts. 

 

"The NBL and South East Melbourne Phoenix are deeply concerned by the nature of the charges against Mitch Creek and take this matter extremely seriously," reads a statement released by the Australian NBL.

 

Creek signed 10 day contracts with the Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves in 2018-2019 and has been one of the Australian league's strongest performers so far in 2021.

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Warriors Send Scout To Australia To Monitor Justinian Jessup

Mar 12, 2021 11:35 PM

The Golden State Warriors have sent a scout to Australia to monitor the development of Justinian Jessup.

Jessup, who was drafted 51st by the Warriors in the 2020 draft, currently plays for the NBL's Illawarra Hawks.

The scout will only be authorized to attend Hawks practices open to all other scouts.

Jessup is averaging 14.6 points per game, while shooting 46.8% from three. 

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Nahziah Carter Leaves University Of Washington, Signs With Melbourne United

Dec 5, 2020 12:23 PM

Nahziah Carter is close to an agreement with Melbourne United as part of the NBL's Next Stars program, sources told ESPN.

Carter recently announced that he would be leaving the University of Washington to pursue a pro career.

Carter was suspended in October for violating the Intercollegiate Athletics Code of Conduct.

The 21-year-old Carter averaged 12.2 points and 4.9 rebounds as a junior. 

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