From 22 to 24 September 2011 I was lucky enough to attend the Sunshine State Challenge NBL Basketball Pre-season Tournament, held at the Gold Coast and Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The impressive and well coached Perth Wildcats beat the much improved Sydney Kings in the final. Here are some pics:
Joevan Catron, Ian Crosswhite
NBA Portland Trailblazers player Patty Mills defending Brad Robbins (Perth Wildcats)
Anatoly Bose (Kings) defended by Thomas Abercrombie (NZ Breakers)
My favourite pic from the entire weekend: Sydney Kings big man Martin Iti with the Alley-oop against the reigning Champion New Zealand Breakers
Chris Warren (Adelaide 36ers)
Mark Worthington (Gold Coast Blaze)
Kerry Williams, Ian Crosswhite, Andrew Warren (Cairns Taipans), Ash Cannon (SEQ All Stars)
Outstanding Shot Block on Matthew Knight by Jerai Grant [nephew of Horace Grant (former team mate of Michael Jordan at the Chicago Bulls)]
Talented Wildcats Head Coach Rob Beveridge has a quiet chat with Vaughan Mayberry
Here's my Smugmug gallery, with all of my favourites from Thursday and Friday now added, and some more to come for Saturday.
Thanks so much for looking.
Brisbane Sports Photographer