What an eventful draft! We had many of our franchises jostling for position in the lead up to the draft - which was crazy! But the draft itself was full of surprises and we now have our teams formed. Check the lists below:
Ian Mortimer **
Strengths: Shooting, Transition Weaknesses: Size Notes: Pairing David Morseman and Josh Lanting could be genius
Strengths: Interior Defence
Weaknesses: Outside Shooting
Notes: Charlie and Gav could be something special
Strengths: Outside Shooting, veteran savvy
Weaknesses: Tough to say
Notes: Appears to be a really well balanced team all over. Could be dangerous
Strengths: Hustle, trash talking, High Basketball IQ
Notes: Have potential to be a dangerous team. Will be relying on Tristan being healthy sooner rather than later
Strengths: Distribution, speed, defence
Weaknesses: Outside shooting
Notes: This team could be fantastic. Lang brother pairing is clever. Size could be an issue.
Koo Wee Koalas
Strengths: Defence, Distribution, basketball IQ
Weaknesses: Potentially very few
Notes: CBL Stars all pairing up could be great. Ambu could find himself playing more as a 4 than anything else. With fantastic distributors, this team would serve well with their guards knocking down 3s.
Pakky Upper Unicorns
Strengths: Speed, transition
Notes: Travis Stewart going to be a MASSIVE X-Factor in this team. Will be relied upon heavily to guard the rim
Strengths: Well Balanced
Notes: This is our pick of the bunch. Look for this team to do some damage. JMB will be a huge part of this squad. Combined with Trent and Jordan should have a solid inside presence
Strengths: Jeff Reid, Size
Weaknesses: Speed could be an issue
Notes: Solid all round team. Lots of veterans. Jeff looks to be primed for a big season
Philly Island Penguins
Strengths: Perimeter Defence, 3pt shooting
Weaknesses: Inside scoring
Notes: With their bigs more defensive and perimeter based, inside scoring could be an issue. Remains to be seen.
Weaknesses: Outside Shooting
Notes: This team is chock-a-block full of talent.
Strengths: Scoring options, 3pt Shooting
Notes: Bold of us to say, but defence could be the only thing holding this team back. The do have the DPOY from last season in Trav Blackney - so hopefully he can carry the load. HEAPS of options to score the ball.
Cora Lynn Camels
Notes: We could be wrong here. But this team is going to EAT in transition. If they can elevate their defensive game, it will only add fuel to the fire
Strengths: Deepest team in the comp, Well balanced.
Notes: Josh Carrol And Daniel Eagleton could be Steal of the Draft - Exceptionally drafted. Many options for running point.
Strengths: Outside shooting, size, rebounding
Weaknesses: Speed, transition defence
Notes: A lot of older heads and decent size bodies, guys who can shoot. Challenge for this team is in transition and their speed.
Jarred Mills Franklin
Strengths: Veteran Savvy, experience, deep squad
Notes: Ryan Sinclair could prove to be the glue guy on this team. Lots of clever players on this team and have real potential
Yes, we have had a couple already! We won't go too far into them just yet, but here are the details: Matadors Receive: Jarrod Hendrix Sharks Receive: Cam Andre Bears Receive: Ian Mortimer
Bucks Receive: Michael Francis
Who has the best squad? Time will tell, but leave us your thoughts in the comments!!