Cairns Taipans Rosters

2021-2022 Cairns Taipans Roster

# Player Pos Height Weight Age Birth City NBA Draft Status Nationality
- Ben Ayre PG 6-2 175 26 Melbourne 2019 NBA Draft, Undrafted Australia
13 Majok Deng F 6-10 185 28 Adelaide 2016 NBA Draft, Undrafted Australia
5 Mirko Djeric G 6-2 180 26 Canberra 2017 NBA Draft, Undrafted Australia
- Robbie Heath PG 6-3 180 23 Melbourne 2022 NBA Draft, Undrafted Australia
- Brayden Inger PF 6-8 214 22 Auckland 2021 NBA Draft, Undrafted New Zealand
15 Nathan Jawai C 6-10 280 35 Sydney 2008 Rnd 2 Pick 11 Australia
- Jarrod Kenny G 6-2 180 36 Auckland 2007 NBA Draft, Undrafted New Zealand
20 Bul Kuol F 6-7 215 25 Canberra 2022 NBA Draft, Undrafted Australia
South Sudan
3 Scott Machado G 6-1 201 31 Queens (NY) 2012 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Brazil
22 Tahjere McCall G 6-4 190 27 Philadelphia (PA) 2017 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
- Marshall Nelson G 6-2 188 28 Perth 2018 NBA Draft, Undrafted Australia
11 Jordan Ngatai F 6-7 215 28 Wellington 2015 NBA Draft, Undrafted New Zealand
12 Kouat Noi F 6-7 210 24 Khartoum 2020 NBA Draft, Undrafted South Sudan
Australia
0 Cameron Oliver C 6-8 225 25 Sacramento (CA) 2017 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
25 Keanu Pinder PF 6-9 220 26 Perth 2018 NBA Draft, Undrafted Australia
- Stephen Zimmerman C 6-11 240 25 Hendersonville (TN) 2016 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States

2021-2022 Cairns Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters B. Ayre T. McCall B. Kuol M. Deng K. Pinder
Rotation J. Kenny M. Djeric K. Noi   N. Jawai
Rotation     J. Ngatai    
Lim PT       B. Inger  

Recent Cairns History

Season League Record Placement
2022-2023 Australian NBL - N/A
2021-2022 Australian NBL 9-19 9th
2020-2021 Australian NBL 8-28 9th
2019-2020 NBL Blitz 1-0 N/A
2019-2020 Australian NBL 17-14 3rd
2018-2019 Australian NBL 6-22 8th
2017-2018 Australian NBL 11-17 6th
2016-2017 Australian NBL 15-15 4th
2015-2016 Australian NBL 12-16 6th
2014-2015 Australian NBL 23-9 2nd
2013-2014 Australian NBL 12-16 5th
2012-2013 Australian NBL 11-17 6th
2011-2012 Australian NBL 15-13 N/A

2021-2022 Cairns Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Bul Kuol Australian NBL Rookie of the Year (2022)
Keanu Pinder Australian NBL Most Improved Player (2022)

2021-2022 Cairns Taipans Front Office

Staff Member Position
Adam Forde Head Coach
Kerry Williams Assistant Coach
Sam Gruggen Assistant Coach