Top 20 “Irish” Basketball Players

Comparing players is pointless and impossible. How do you compare the effectiveness of a 7 foot center with a 5’8″ lightning quick point guard? How do you effectively rank a player playing in NCAA basketball vs one playing in the MPL? In saying that comparing and debating players is also pretty much one of the most fun basketball debates whether it be NBA legends or local league Irish ballers.

[VIDEO] Paul Dick Shows Out In China – Secures Pro Contract for 15-16

One of the highlights of the Irish Selects recent trip to China was the standout play of Paul Dick. Although he only managed to play in 2 of the games due to a slight injury P-Dicky put on an impressive display. We caught up with him for a quick chat about the tournament and his plans for next season but first check out his China highlight reel:

Hibernia to face Czech, Danish, Slovenian champs

The draw for the 2015-2016 FIBA EuropeCup was made today and Hibernia could scarcely have come out with a tougher draw.  The yet-to-be-seen Irish side will face Czech side Nymburk, Danish team Bakken Bears and Tajfun Sentjur from Slovenia.  The Czech and Slovenian sides are the defending champions of their domestic leagues, whilst the Danes were runners up, having won the previous season, and have won the title fourteen times.

BallinEurope and WhyNotMe talk Neptune, Demons, and Downey

Emmett Ryan (BallinEurope) and Puff Summers (WhyNotMe Hoops) offer their thoughts on Neptune leaving the league and Roy Downey’s decision to play for local rivals, C&S Demons. Also, Ryan and Summers highlight Ireland’s recent success in China versus Russia while Ryan shares his excitement for the upcoming Hibernia initiative, which will see Ireland competing on the European stage.
Photo: Brendan Moran

Neptune withdrawal raises serious questions

Today’s Irish Examiner carries an article detailing a statement from Neptune club chairman Paul Barrett, which reads as follows:

Neptune Basketball Club had entered this year’s Premier League campaign and had committed to the association and the other teams. A lot of work had taken place behind the scenes by our club executive to allow this to happen.

However, with all the off court work done, things changed for the worst this week when Roy Downey decided his future was with Blue Demons BC.

This forced the club executive to revisit the decision to enter the Premier League.

NBA London 2015 Announced

It’s coming back! The NBA will return to London this season with the Orlando Magic coming to London to play a regular-season game against the Toronto Raptors at The O2 on Jan. 14, 2016 as part of NBA Global Games 2015-16, this will mark the league’s sixth regular-season game in London.