CBR News

  • Jul
    17

    Rodriguez, Colton: New Season Updates

    AJ Rodriguez signs with Northern Oklahoma College Enid. Photo: Enid News & Eagle Since its inception over five years ago, CBR2USA and the College Basketballers from Canberra Facebook page have undertaken to follow and support young Canberra Region basketball athletes studying in the USA. Given the transient nature of some professions in the ACT, the… Read More

  • Jul
    6

    North to Southwest – Leslie Accepts New Mexico Scholarship

    Photo: Jennifer Brown-Leslie In a season that will see the CBR2USA ranks of Freshmen swell to eight (with one story yet to be released), we are very excited to be adding Emily Leslie to our US-based family. A school- and team-mate of Rosie Schweitzer (Canberra Girls Grammar School and Redshirt Freshman at George Mason University),… Read More

  • Jun
    22

    Mapiou Takes on New Challenge in New Mexico

    Photo: Maria Worner The eighteen-year-old John Mapiou shares one aspect of his life with his College inspiration Bul Kuol that most of us would struggle to truly comprehend — they both spend a period of their lives living in an African refugee camp. Perhaps it is fitting that this story is coming out during the… Read More

  • Jun
    4

    Nothing ‘Austin’-tatious about Canberra Gem Hannan

    Photo: Basketball Australia Heading to Texas Playing in Austin UT’s the College her heart got lost in Please forgive the very awkward paraphrasing of Sheldon Cooper’s ‘peeing for Texas’ poem. However, it pretty much sums up in a few short lines CoE scholar and Canberra resident Ashlee Hannan’s decision to head to the University of… Read More

  • May
    24

    Class of 2019 – A Seniors Moment

    Jake Jobling, Pietro Badalassi and Mitchell Brown at Gunners training in their first week back The term ‘Commencement’ is one that I had not encountered until our son Iain graduated from his four-year College stay last year. What an intriguing word. At the end of four years of blood, sweat and tears (not necessarily in… Read More

  • Mar
    13

    Week in Review – March 10

    Photo: California Baptist University After the loss of their conference standing last season, Jake Jobling’s University of West Alabama Tigers shared the regular season title in the Gulf South Conference. Unfortunately they were upset in the semi-final and did not progress to the Championship game by arch rival University of Alabama Huntsville. However they did… Read More

  • Mar
    6

    Week in Review – March 3

    Photo: Whitman College Rob Colton is no stranger to the NCAA D3 National Tournament. In fact, his team has progressed through to at least the Sweet 16 in each year that he has attended Whitman College. Ranked at #2 in the National rankings, Whitman will play off in the Sweet 16 against #19 Williams University… Read More

  • Feb
    26

    Week in Review – February 24

    Photo: University of St Francis Pietro Badalassi’s Fighting Saints defied all odds when they went from 8th seed to Conference Champs this week. Ater having lost 7 straight games prior to Conference playoffs, they knocked off the top seed in the first game. Next step is the NAIA National Tournament (7 March AEDT), where Pietro… Read More

  • Feb
    20

    Week in Review – February 17

    Photo: California Baptist University Glenn Morison turned in a career high performance as the Cal Baptist Lancers defeated Bethesda University last week. He managed new highs in points (12) and steals (2) to take his average points to 3.7 and rebounds to 3.4. California Baptist university are chasing one more win to clinch the title… Read More

  • Feb
    13

    Week in Review – February 10

    Photo: Southwest Baptist University Maris Colton, a sophomore with Southwest Baptist University, has quietly secured his position as a starter in his team with his significant improvements in performance this season. Now averaging around 35 minutes, Maris has put in a solid 10 games scoring double figures including two games scoring above 20 points and… Read More