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Dante Exum banks the bucks before NBA draft

Dante Exum is leading an Australian wave of sons of US imports in the NBL set to attract plenty of interest from NBA teams.

Dante Exum has landed a multi-million dollar endorsement deal before playing a single second in the NBA.

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Canberra Capital Carley Mijovic drafted by WNBA side Washington

Retired Australian professional basketball player Luc Longley coaches Carley Mijovic of the Canberra Capitals earlier this year.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capital Carley Mijovic has been picked by the Washington Mystics in the WNBA draft. 

Luc Longley praises Canberra world cup hopeful

Jon Tuxworth She has already impressed Luc Longley, now Canberra Capitals youngster Carley Mijovic wants to prove she's ready for a world cup call-up. 

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Dalgleish basketball dynasty to continue at under-18 champs

Mel Dalgleish, centre, with his daughters Brianna, left, and Alana, right.

Jon Tuxworth The latest member off the Dalgleish family's production line is hoping to continue the dynasty.

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AIS Arena courts new markets with moveable floor

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Chris Dutton The AIS hopes a new removable court surface at the AIS Arena will ''tap into new markets'' to increase revenue.

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Dante Exum's rising NBA draft stocks

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Australian basketball prodigy Dante Exum's NBA Draft stock is on the rise without the 18-year-old breaking a sweat.

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Dante Exum handling the hoopla

SPORT: Australian Boomers basketballer Dante Exum,18 is in his final year at school but could sign a million dollar deal in the NBA next year.. 31st October  2013. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times

Lee Gaskin Dante Exum is taking the expectation of a potential multimillion dollar NBA contract in his stride.

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Canberra Capitals' Natalie Hurst still has what it takes

Sport: Canberra Capitals v Dandenong Rangers at AIS Arena, Canberra. Capitals player Natalie Hurst. 2nd of November 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Seven-time WNBL championship winner Natalie Hurst still has a ‘‘decade of basketball at the top’’ and Canberra coach Carrie Graf has backed her to become a dual Olympian.

Big things still ahead for Capitals' pocket rocket

Chris Dutton Seven-time WNBL championship winner Natalie Hurst still has a ''decade of basketball at the top'' and Canberra coach Carrie Graf has backed her to become a dual Olympian.

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Basketball ACT gets Phil Brown on board, and Canberra Capitals could be the big winners

New ACT Basketball high performance director Phil Brown.

Jon Tuxworth Basketball ACT secure long-serving AIS women's coach Phil Brown as high-performance director.

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Patrick Mills

Indigenous basketballer Patty Mills has achieved what many only dream about. But as he tells Gerard Wright, he still has plenty to prove.

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Capital Carley Mijovic can help meet Australian Opals' need for speed, says coach Brendan Joyce

SPORT: Canberra Capitals player Carley Mijovic pictured at the AIS Arena, Canberra. 17th December 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth She is one half of the Canberra Capitals' ''baby bigs'' but Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce believes Carley Mijovic can step up to the big time at next year's world championships.

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Double Dribble: Basketball exports fail to generate interest at home

Paul Suttor

Paul Suttor In many ways it's a golden age for Australian basketball but the sport is still fighting for relevance in this country.

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Double Dribble: Why Andrew Bogut is Australia's most under-appreciated sportsperson

Paul Suttor Now that Mark Webber has stepped away from the formula one spotlight, Andrew Bogut must surely be the most under-rated Australian sporting star ripping it up on the world stage.

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Veteran basketballer David Andersen sets sights on Rio Olympics

David Andersen.

Roy Ward Australian basketballer David Andersen believes a self-imposed playing hiatus has added years to his career.

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Jackson's future with Capitals in doubt

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Lauren Jackson in action at the AIS Arena against the West Coast Waves
The Canberra Times
15 February 2013
Photo: Jay Cronan

Lee Gaskin Four-time Olympian admits her future with the Capitals is uncertain for 2013-14 season.

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New coach talks up Boomers' chances

Excited: New Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis (right) with the Breakers' Will Hudson after the NBL grand final.

Jon Pierik Andrej Lemanis believes he has a squad that can achieve something "special".

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Jackson in holding pattern as Capitals sweat on decision

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Lauren Jackson in action at the AIS Arena against the West Coast Waves
The Canberra Times
15 February 2013
Photo: Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton Lauren Jackson will wait until June before deciding on her immediate future and won't be rushed into committing to a WNBL comeback for the Canberra Capitals next season.

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Graf backs Joyce choice

SPORT  - Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf returned back to Capitals training today after the death of her father, at the Belconnen Basketball Centre, Canberra.
22th November 2012
Photo : Colleen Petch of the Canberra Times

Chris Dutton New Opals coach Brendan Joyce's biggest challenge will be adjusting to coaching women, Carrie Graf says.

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Lavey urged to stay and learn from veteran Capitals

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Canberra Capitals players Brigitte Ardossi and Tessa Lavey dress up for their end of year presentation dinner at Woden Tradies 
The Canberra Times
22 February 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Capitals haven’t given up hope of retaining young gun Tessa Lavey.