Basketball

“Immediate and eye-opening”: Taipans excited to lure Gak north

Former St Dominic’s College student Akoldah “AK” Gak will remain in the NBL next season after signing with the Cairns Taipans on a two-year deal.

Could Penrith house an NBL expansion team?

Is Penrith ready to house another major sporting team?

Basketball homecoming: Big names return for Penrith

After a decade of playing in the WNBL and other leagues overseas, one of Penrith’s most decorated exports is returning to the club.

Chance of a lifetime for Penrith Basketball youngsters

To celebrate the start of the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Sydney this week, a team of champions from the Penrith Basketball Association have been selected for an opportunity of a lifetime.

Destiny awaits young Panthers in big weekend of basketball

They’re one of the best regular season basketball teams Penrith has ever produced, but now they need to make it count when they take on the Central Coast Crusaders for a place in the Waratah 1 Youth Men Grand Final on Saturday.

Penrith to shoot for spot in top comp

Penrith Basketball Association is set to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to be included in the 2023 NBL1 East competition.

Students get basketball boost ahead of World Cup

School students will soon have some basketball sprinkled into their studies.

Panthers return to the court for Waratah League

A dribbling ball, a swish of the net and shoes squeaking on the hardwood can only mean one thing… basketball is back!

Local basketballers on the world stage

Two Penrith Basketball juniors will take their careers to the highest level later this month when they represent the Australian Boomers in Okinawa, Japan.

Matt Nielsen makes NBA jump with San Antonio Spurs

Penrith Basketball junior and all-round nice guy Matt Nielsen continues to make history overseas, named Assistant Coach of the San Antonio Spurs.

Another Penrith basketballer eyes NBA dream

Penrith Basketball has already produced one NBA player in Josh Green, but could they have a second in the next few years? Akoldah Gak likes to think so.

Basketballers itching to go ahead of new season

Penrith's best basketballers return to the court this weekend.

Penrith basketballers face toughest test

The Panthers currently sit in second place on the Waratah 1 Youth Men ladder following an excellent 5-1 start to the 2020 basketball season.

Time out called for senior basketball teams

Youth team will still play on, as Senior teams are given an extended break.

Josh Green on verge of NBA dream becoming reality

Most NBA players regard being drafted as the best day of their life. For Aussie Josh Green, that moment could be a matter of months away.

Rough start for Panthers

As far as opening weekends go, it couldn’t have got much worse for the Penrith Panthers after their top men’s and women’s basketball teams lost their respective Round 1 fixtures by big margins.

Penrith lures Beveridge in major coup

Always looking to take their game to the next level, the Penrith Basketball Association has secured the services of former NBL Championship-winning coach Rob Beveridge for next season and beyond.

Brandt keeps American dream alive

Local basketballer Angus Brandt could be the first Penrith junior to make an NBA roster after the two-time NBL champion trialled with two teams in recent weeks.

Penrith courts experience for 2019

The Penrith Basketball Association has announced its coaching line-up for next year’s Basketball NSW Waratah Championship and Youth League competitions. Four experienced men will take...

Rose’s talent blooms

Like most young girls growing up, netball was a big part of Rose Nelson’s life until one day she was encouraged by a local...