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Travel Superstore Onboard For 2015/16

The Adelaide 36ers and Travel Superstore are pleased to announce a significant partnership deal for the upcoming season. As part of the deal, the South Australian owned Travel Company will appear on the front of shorts for all home and away... Read More

Preseason Excellence

Get ready #36ersNation your Adelaide 36ers will take on Basketball Australia Centre Of Excellence in a Preseason game... Read More

Maher’s New Career Path

Adelaide 36ers legend Brett Maher will leave his role as Community Services Manager this week and begin a new career... Read More

36ers Back In The Top End

The Adelaide 36ers will continue to form a good relationship with the wider Darwin community by once again playing 3... Read More

Sixers Sign Ebi Ere To Finalise It’s Roster

The Adelaide 36ers have filled their second import spot by signing Championship winning combo guard, Ebi Ere... Read More

Sixers Sign Kenyon McNeail

The Adelaide 36ers have filled their first import spot with talented shooting guard, Kenyon McNeail. McNeail, 24, was... Read More

Player Profiles

  • DOB 27-04-1992 Hometown Horsham, VIC Position Guard/Forward Height 195 cm (6ft 4in)

    Mitch Creek



    Mitch joined the Adelaide 36ers prior to the 2010/11 season, and was a former scholarship holder at the Australian Institute Sport. In 2010 he played 14 games for the AIS in the SEABL averaging 14.4ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.4apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 60.8%, 3PT: 20%, FT: 47.7%.

    Mitch was selected in the Australian Boomers Squad for the 2012 London Olympics. He was a member of the Australian U18 National Team (Emus) in 2010. He played with the Emus at the Albert Schweitzer International Tournament in Mannheim in 2010 and was tournament MVP.

    Member of the Victoria Country team at the Under-18 National Championships and earned a place at the prestigious Nike All-Asia Camp in Beijing, China.

    Mitch snapped his Achilles in the 2012/13 iiNet NBL Championship Round 11 clash against Townsville Crocs which saw him miss most of the 2012/13 season.

    The athletic Creek took big steps in the 2013/14 season, adding great energy off the bench. He made his NBL return in the 36ers opening game of the season, scoring 10 points in an 83-80 away loss to the Perth Wildcats at Perth Arena. Creek, who played 16:35 from the bench against the Wildcats, showed no ill-effects from his Achilles injury. Before the start of the 2014/15, Creek signed a 2 year contract with the club with an option for a 3rd season.

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    Player Stats

    Season Average

    26.93AVG MINS
    3AVG AS
    5AVG PTS
    6AVG REB
  • DOB April 3, 1988 Hometown Carnarvon, Western Australia Position Centre/Forward Height 212 cm (6 ft 11 in) College Pepperdine University

    Daniel Johnson



    Born in Carnarvon (located approximately 900 km north of Perth) to Craig and Carolyn Johnson, Johnson has three siblings, Josh, Courtnee and Jess, and attended Willetton Senior High School in Perth, graduating in 2005. He also played basketball for the Willetton Tigers in the State Basketball League. From there he accepted a scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport, and while at the AIS helped his team win the King Club International Cup and was named the tournament MVP averaging 22 points per game. While attending the AIS he also represented Australia at the 2007 FIBA Under-19 World Championship in Serbia helping the Emus to 5th place overall with an 8-1 tournament record averaging 3.9 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.

    At the 2007 Under 20 Nationals, Johnson averaged 24.3 points and 12.8 rebounds per game and was named in the Tournament All-Star Five team. Johnson was the tournament’s second highest scorer behind future NBA player and Boomers star Patty Mills.

    The 212cm Centre/Forward, was named in the NBL’s All Star Five last season and was one of the league’s leading scorers averaging 19.6ppg and 7 rebounds per game.

    Johnson, 27, first joined the 36ers in 2010 after beginning his NBL career with the Melbourne Tigers. The 212cm (6’11”) centre soon blossomed to become one of the best big men in the NBL.

    Daniel won the clubs MVP Award three seasons straight from 2011-2014 and last season was recruited to Stelmet Zielona Gora in the Polish Basketball League, however struggling to adapt to lifestyle and with injury to BJ Anthony, Johnson was able to return to the Sixers line-up for the latter part of the 2014/15 NBL season. In the 2013/14 season DJ lead the 36ers scoring with 19.6ppg and 7rpg and was a big reason the team made the Grand Final series that season.

    Immediately after the season Johnson was hit with a bout of pneumonia and was hospitalised for several weeks. ‘DJ’ has now made a full recovery and is this week signed with the Wellington Saints in the NZNBL and will harness his skills in New Zealand before heading back for pre-season under 36ers coach Joey Wright. “Obviously it’s great to have a player of DJ’s quality here for the next three seasons, he’s one of the best scoring big guys in the NBL” said Wright.

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    Player Stats

    Season Average

    26.58AVG MINS
    1AVG AS
    15AVG PTS
    8AVG REB
  • DOB 30 October 1986 Hometown Launceston, Tasmania Position Guard Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)

    Adam Gibson



    Formidable Olympic Guard Adam Gibson has an ice cold demeanor, razor sharp shooting and an aggressive defensive style.

    A nightmare for opposing ball-handlers with his nagging confrontational defence the Tasmanian is well on his way to be one of the top point guards of his generation.

    Gibson attended the Australian Institute of Sport (2004-2005) and made his debut with the Brisbane Bullets in September 2005, establishing himself as one of the best young Australian talents in the NBL. He won a championship with the South Dragons in the 2008/09 season and was also judged the NBL’s Best Defensive Player for that year.

    Gibson was selected as a member of the Australian Boomers for the London 2012 Olympics and was selected for the Australian Boomers post Beijing Olympic Squad, a larger group of athletes from which the 12-man Olympic team would be named. He also represented Australia at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey.

    He joined the Adelaide 36ers for the Season 2012/13 as co-captain with Nathan Crosswell and in 2013/14 Gibson was the sole captain of the team.

    Career highlights and awards

    • 2x NBL champion (2007, 2009)
    • NBL Best Defensive Player (2009)
    • 2x All-NBL Third Team (2009, 2013)
    • 2x All-NBL Second Team (2011, 2012)
    • NBL All-Star (2012)
    • CABL champion (2013)
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    Player Stats

    Season Average

    28.63AVG MINS
    8AVG AS
    11AVG PTS
    6AVG REB
  • DOB 03-06-1983 Hometown Tenterfield, NSW Position Forward Height 203 cm (6 ft 8 in)

    Anthony Petrie



    A tough as nails big man who is one of the hardest-workers in the NBL that is equally capable of scoring inside or moving outside to shoot from long range.

    Originally from Tenterfield, NSW, Peach toiled for several years in the SEABL with the Canberra Gunners, winning back-to-back MVP’s before making his NBL debut with the West Sydney Razorbacks in 2007/08.

    After a season with the Wollongong Hawks, he found his way to the Gold Coast Blaze under Head Coach, Joey Wright and won the NBL’s Most Improved Player Award in 2011.

    Since moving to Adelaide he has established himself as one of the league’s best big men and is an important part of Joey’s plans moving forward.

    “It’s great to secure Peach long term. He gives us flexibility down low and is a great team player.” said Joey Wright.

    “I’m very happy to be wearing Sixers blue for the next three years. There’s some exciting things happening at the club and while we’ve been in the finals the last two seasons, our aim is obviously to go one step further and win another championship.” said Petrie.

    Petrie who first signed with the 36ers in 2012 has committed to the club for the next three season, making him a Sixer until the end of the 2017/18 NBL season.Petrie is the 36ers fifth signing for the 2015/16 NBL season joining Adam Gibson, Mitch Creek, Daniel Johnson and Lucas Walker.

    ‘Peach’ represented Australia against New Zealand in the qualification series for the 2014 World Cup.

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    Player Stats

    Season Average

    25.51AVG MINS
    1AVG AS
    9AVG PTS
    3AVG REB
  • DOB 22-02-1990 Hometown Brisbane, Australia Position Guard Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)

    Brendan Teys



    Brendan joins the Adelaide 36ers after being a member of the Townsville Crocodiles squad during the 2012/13 season. Teys had previously played under current head coach Joey Wright as a member of the Gold Coast Blaze from 2009-2012 as a Development Player.

    During 2012/13, Teys suited up for Townsville on two occasions. In the off-season, Teys was a surprise selection in the initial Sino Australia Challenge Squad.

    In the 2013/14 NBL Final series he stopped Melbourne Tigers scoring machine Chris Goulding in the semi’s and had a Grand Final series against Perth that stamped him as a quality NBL player.

    Outside of the NBL, Teys has taken the court for the South West Metro Pirates in the QBL.

    Current career high in the NBL is 17 points, on the 30th March 2014 vs Melbourne Tigers.

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    Player Stats

    Season Average

    16.52AVG MINS
    1AVG AS
    10AVG PTS
    5AVG REB
  • DOB 6 December 1984 Hometown Launceston, Tasmania Position Forward Height 202 cm (6 ft 8 in) College Saint Mary's College

    Lucas Walker



    Born and raised in Launceston, Tasmania, Walker attended West Launceston Primary School, Riverside High School and Launceston College before moving to Canberra in 2003 to attend the Australian Institute of Sport.

    The following year, he moved to the United States to attend Montana State University Billings. As a freshman in 2004–05, he was named the Pacific West Conference Freshman of the Year after averaging 15.5 points and 5.8 rebounds in 20 games (17 starts).

    In 2006, Walker transferred to Saint Mary’s College of California. After redshirting the 2006–07 season due to NCAA transfer rules, he appeared in 25 games off the bench for the Gaels in 2007–08, averaging just 9.3 minutes per game. In those 25 games, he averaged 3.2 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. In his final year in 2008–09, he played 25 games (8 starts) and averaged 2.7 points and 1.6 rebounds per game.

    Walker was runner-up ‘Rookie of the Year’ in the 2010/11 NBL season.

    Joining the 36ers for the 2015/16 season after a career with Melbourne where he was a crowd favourite with his athletic dunks and hassling defense.

    “For us he’ll definitely play multiple positions and I’ll use him the way I did Sam Mackinnon (in Brisbane’s championship season) guarding one through five. He’ll play some ‘point forward’ for us and pull opposition bigs away from the rim.” said coach, Joey Wright  “And he’s a great energy guy and a great teammate.”

    Mostly cast as a small forward, he has played 131 NBL games and last season averaged 7.5 points at 50 per cent, 5.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists coming off the bench for United.

    “He will join us after he concludes his SEABL commitments with Dandenong,” Wright said.

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    Player Stats

    Season Average

    7.66AVG MINS
    0AVG AS
    2AVG PTS
    4AVG REB
  • Hometown Brisbane, Australia Position Centre Height 211cm - 6ft 11" College St Mary’s Gael

    Matt Hodgson



    Hodgson, 23, was born in Booval, Queensland and played college ball at Southern Utah University before transferring to the St Mary’s Gael’s for his final 2 years.

    The 211cm centre has signed a two year agreement with the 36ers and is excited to be part of Joey’s roster. “I can’t wait to get to Adelaide and work with Joey.” said Hodgson, “I’m ready to take the next step in my development as a player and I’m sure I’ll learn a lot playing alongside Daniel Johnson and Anthony Petrie.”

    A development player with Melbourne United last season, he spent most of the season recovering from a torn meniscus in his knee, but is keen to hit the court running this season.

    “Matty is a big body and works very hard defensively, we will look for him to come off the bench and play some important minutes for us” said Joey Wright.

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  • DOB July 14, 1990 Hometown Warrnambool, Victoria Position Guard Height 193cm (6ft 3in) College Wyoming Cowboys

    Nathan Sobey



    Nathan Sobey was one of two Cowboys to start all 33 games for Wyoming during the 2013-14 campaign. He averaged 9.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 30.2 minutes per game. He shot 43 percent from the field and 26 percent beyond the arc to notch 13 double-figure point games, including two contests with more than 20 points. He was fourth on the team in points, while ranking third in rebounds and assists. He scored in double figures in six of Wyoming’s last eight games, including two career-best efforts. Sobey’s top performance was a career-high 33 points to go with four rebounds and three assists on Senior Day against Colorado State on March 8. He also notched 26 points and seven rebounds versus Fresno State on Feb. 18, including a 15-of-17 performance at the free throw line. His 15 free throws tied for 10th on Wyoming’s single-game free-throws made chart and ranked fifth in Arena-Auditorium history.

    Sobey joined the Ballarat Miners upon his return to Australia and impressed with 17.2 points, 2.6 assists and 5.1 rebounds per game in 17 games. He garnered SEABL Player of the Week honours in August, 2014 posting identical stat lines of 28 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists in consecutive outings to help the Miners consolidate fourth place on the East Men Ladder.

    Sobey, signed as a rookie with the Cairns Taipans last season and was added to the full roster later in the season.

    His key attributes are his quickness, athletic ability and a ‘get after it’ defender.

    “I’m really looking forward to coming to Adelaide. I think playing under Joey will be great for my development and his style suits the way I play.” said Sobey.

    “Nathan will bring a lot of energy to our team and given the opportunity I believe he can develop into a quality NBL player” said Joey Wright.


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    Player Stats

    Season Average

    14.58AVG MINS
    3AVG AS
    7AVG PTS
    0AVG REB
  • DOB 22/03/1991 Hometown Memphis, Tennessee Height 185cm College Louisiana Tech

    Kenyon McNeail



    McNeail, 24, was born in Memphis, Tennesse and played his college ball with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, where he averaged 11ppg and shot a team high 40% from beyond the arc. Kenyon was named the ‘Best Sixth Man’ in his conference in his final year.

    “He’s a natural shooter, he will give us a real threat from outside the arc.” said Joey Wright. “He can carry the ball, pass well but if you leave him open, he’ll knock it down.”

    McNeail spent last season playing in Portugal for U.D. Oliveirense and averaged 19.4ppg at an impressive 54%, shot at 38% from outside the 3 point line and 80% from the foul line.

    McNeail was Joey Wright’s first draft selection in the recent Worldwide Invitational Camp in Las Vegas and obviously impressed the 36ers head coach.

    “I’m thankful that Coach Wright has given me the oppotunity to come to Adelaide and be part of the 36ers” said McNeail. “I’ve only heard good things about the standard of the NBL and have been told the Adelaide fans are the best in the league”

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  • DOB 02-08-1981 Hometown Tulsa, Oklahoma Position Guard/Forward Height 195 cm (6 ft 5 in) College Barton CC (1999–2001) Oklahoma (2001–2003)

    Ebi Ere



    Ere, played his junior college basketball at Barton Community College before transferring to the Oklahoma Sooners in 2001 where he averaged 13.7ppg and 5.3 rebounds.

    Ere spent his rookie season in Australia playing for the Sydney Kings during the 2003–04 NBL season. Helping the Kings win their second straight championship. Ere averaged 19.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 steals per game.

    In 2005 played with Oklahoma Storm of the United States Basketball League (USBL). He averaged 18.7 points and 4.1 rebounds in 23 games and earned All-USBL first team honors.

    Following his time with USBL, Ere signed with Liège Basket of Belgium for the 2005–06 season. Ere averaged 14.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.4 steals per game in 30 games.

    Ere joined the Nigerian national team for the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan. In six games he scored a total of 67 points (an average of 11.2ppg).

    In 2006 Ebi joined Joey Wright at the Brisbane Bullets and won his second NBL Championship. In 2008/09 he joined the Melbourne Tigers, he earned All-NBL first team honors for a second straight year and helped lead the team to the NBL Grand Final.

    In 2009, Ere competed for Nigeria at the FIBA Africa Championship where he averaged 11.3 points in seven games.

    Since then Ebi has had a successful career in Europe playing in Italy and Spain.

    “Ebi is a winner and makes his team mates better players” said Joey Wright “He is the type of player that thrives on responsibility, the guy that wants to take the game winning shot.”

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    NBL 2015/16 Ladder

    Adelaide 36ers110126.76056
    Melbourne United110117.85714
    Cairns Taipans110106.75676
    Illawarra Hawks10193.67089
    Townsville Crocodiles10184.84848
    New Zealand Breakers10178.88889
    Perth Wildcats0000
    Sydney Kings0000

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    Points Per Game

    Cairns Taipans
    Matthew HodgsonAdelaide 36ers18.00
    Stephen WeighCairns Taipans15.00
    Daniel JohnsonAdelaide 36ers15.00
    Cedric JacksonNew Zealand Breakers14.00

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    Total Assists

    Adelaide 36ers
    Cedric JacksonNew Zealand Breakers6
    Alex LoughtonCairns Taipans4
    Mark WorthingtonCairns Taipans4
    Cameron GliddonCairns Taipans4

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    Rebounds Per Game

    Illawarra Hawks
    Matthew HodgsonAdelaide 36ers9.00
    Mika VukonaNew Zealand Breakers8.00
    Daniel JohnsonAdelaide 36ers8.00
    Mark WorthingtonCairns Taipans7.00

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    Steals Per Game

    Cairns Taipans
    Everard BartlettNew Zealand Breakers3.00
    Matthew BurstonCairns Taipans3.00
    Reuben Te RangiNew Zealand Breakers2.00
    Andrew OgilvyIllawarra Hawks2.00

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