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Hawks fire in final quarter to defeat Crocs in the Burdekin

Red hot shooting from Tim Coenraad proved to be the game changer as the Illawarra Hawks defeated the Townsville Crocodiles 95-87 in the Burdekin. Without Jordair Jett, Mitch Young and Luke Schenscher, the Crocs led for the majority of the game as... Read More


Taipans defeat Crocs take top of the table

Another fourth-quarter masterclass has rocketed last season’s minor premiers Cairns Taipans to a big lead in this... Read More


Breakers Fight Back to Take Down Crocs

Superstar Breakers import Cedric Jackson has fired a warning shot to the competition’s point guards with a dazzling... Read More


Crocs make it a perfect weekend with second win over Cairns

The Townsville Crocodiles claim their second victory against Cairns in pre-season defeating the Taipans 76-63 at the... Read More


Red hot Steindl earns Crocs first win of the pre-season

A shooting clinic from Clint Steindl has earned the Crocs their first win of pre-season defeating the Cairns Taipans... Read More


Townsville Crocodiles Basketball Club Volunteer Re-Structure

The Townsville Crocodiles commence an exciting new phase for the Club with the establishment of the ‘The Green... Read More

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NBL 2015/16 Ladder

Adelaide 36ers110126.76
Melbourne United110117.86
Cairns Taipans110106.76
Illawarra Hawks10193.67
Townsville Crocodiles10184.85
New Zealand Breakers10178.89
Perth Wildcats0000.00
Sydney Kings0000.00

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Points Per Game

Melbourne United
Brian ConklinTownsville Crocodiles25.00
Hakim WarrickMelbourne United21.00
Cameron GliddonCairns Taipans19.00
Matthew HodgsonAdelaide 36ers18.00

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Total Assists

Melbourne United
Adam GibsonAdelaide 36ers8
Cedric JacksonNew Zealand Breakers6
Alex LoughtonCairns Taipans4
Mark WorthingtonCairns Taipans4

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Rebounds Per Game

Melbourne United
Andrew OgilvyIllawarra Hawks9.00
Matthew HodgsonAdelaide 36ers9.00
Daniel JohnsonAdelaide 36ers8.00
Mika VukonaNew Zealand Breakers8.00

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Steals Per Game

Cairns Taipans
Matthew BurstonCairns Taipans3.00
Everard BartlettNew Zealand Breakers3.00
Alex LoughtonCairns Taipans2.00
Tyson DemosIllawarra Hawks2.00

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Player Profiles

  • DOB 7/10/91 Hometown Adelaide, SA Position Guard Height 191cm High School Sacred Heart College High School College Bryant University Pro Career Cairns Taipans & Townsville Crocodiles Most Admired Athlete Michael Jordan

    Corey Maynard



    Corey Maynard joined fellow teammate Mitch Young from the Cairns Taipans to cross over to the Crocs for the upcoming season.

    Prior to last season, Maynard spent four years at Bryant University with current training development player Claybrin McMath.

    In his senior year at college, Maynard averaged 13.3 ppg, 4.3 apg, 4.9 rpg and 1.3 spg.  Prior to arriving at Bryant, the college had a record of 1-29.  Maynard helped Bryant reach a 18-14 record in his senior year which is a major turnaround in the Bryant Basketball Program.

    Maynard’s rookie season with the Cairns Taipans was limited as he was behind Cameron Gliddon and NBA-bound Scottie Wilbekin.  He only played 19 games after injuring his hand in the second half of the season.

    During the offseason, Maynard competed at his second University Games in Gwangju, South Korea for the Emerging Boomers national team.

    He is also the brother of Collingwood Magpie Brayden Maynard.

    Now joining the Crocs, Maynard is looking forward to a bigger role.

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    Player Stats

    Season Average

    19.75AVG MINS
    2AVG AS
    5AVG PTS
    5AVG REB
  • DOB 17/08/91 Hometown St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Position Guard Height 185cm High School Saint Bernard's High School College Saint Louis University Pro Career Townsville Crocodiles

    Jordair Jett



    Jordair Jett was the tenth and final signing for the Crocs this season.  Jett joins the Crocs after a successful college career at Saint Louis University where he played alongside current Crocodile and reigning NBL MVP Brian Conklin.

    Known as a lock down defender, Jett in his freshman season led Saint Louis in steals which was the second most all-time at Saint Louis for a freshman.  He is also a made the Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team three times during his college career.

    Jett enjoyed a breakout season in his senior year averaging 13.9 points, 4 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.5 steals per game.  In his senior year, Jett won the Atlantic 10 Conference Player of Year becoming Saint Louis’ first conference player of the year winner since 1980.

    Jett finished his college career at Saint Louis third in assists, third in steals and eighteenth in scoring.

    Back in January 2015, Jett was one of 16 players to be named in the Saint Louis Billikens’ All-Century Team.

    A cult figure at Saint Louis, Townsville Crocodiles fans are going to enjoy Jordair Jett.

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  • DOB 6/08/90 Hometown Brisbane, QLD Position Forward/Centre Height 206cm High School Australian Institute of Sport College St Mary's Pro Career Cairns Taipans & Townsville Crocodiles

    Mitch Young



    Mitch Young joins the Townsville Crocodiles after spending two seasons with rivals the Cairns Taipans.

    Young brings an impressive college pedigree to Townsville, having played alongside current Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova for the St Mary’s Gaels.

    Together, Young and Delly were two of three players that started in all 35 games of the 2012/13 season, with Young registering 7.7 points and 5.6 rebounds in his senior year.

    Young returned from college to play two seasons in the NBL with the Taipans.

    Last season Young was part of the Cairns Taipans’ historical line-up, helping them win the club’s first minor NBL premiership with a 21-7 record to take secure them a Grand Finals appearance.

    The 23-year old averaged 2.7 points and 2.1 rebounds in the 2014/15 season and joins the rival Queensland team after two years with the Snakes.

    This past offseason, Young has been competing with the Logan Thunder in the QBL.  In this past season in the QBL for Logan, Young averaged 18.9 points and 12.7 rebounds for the season.  His rebounding average ranked him third in the league in rebounds per game.

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    Player Stats

    Season Average

    15.82AVG MINS
    0AVG AS
    2AVG PTS
    3AVG REB
  • DOB 3/08/92 Hometown Tamworth, NSW Position Forward/Centre Height 206cm High School Newington College College Metro State Pro Career Townsville Crocodiles

    Nicholas Kay



    Townsville Crocodiles head coach Shawn Dennis has hailed their latest recruit as “one of the brightest young prospects to come out of college this season,” signing Australian young gun Nicholas Kay on a two-year contract.

    Kay, 22, joins the club after spending four years at Metro State College of Denver, finishing second in the school’s history of games played, fourth in rebounds, fifth in scoring and ninth in blocked shots overall.

    The 205cm forward/centre averaged 20.4 points and 7.7 rebounds in his senior year, and is looking forward joining the Crocodiles in his professional debut.

    Originally from Tamworth New South Wales, Kay is set to shore up Townsville’s frontcourt and coach Dennis anticipates he will have an impressive rookie year.

    Kay has been playing in the Queensland Basketball League (QBL) for the Northside Wizards, averaging 21.6 points and 9.1 rebounds per game.  He also had a 43-point performance against the Gold Coast Rollers.

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  • DOB 31/12/82 Hometown Hope Forest, SA Position Centre Height 216cm High School Lake Ginninderra College College Georgia Tech Pro Career Fort Worth Flyers (NBA D-League), Chicago Bulls, Portland Trailblazers, Brose Baskets (Germany), Adelaide 36ers, Perth Wildcats & Townsville Crocodiles

    Luke Schenscher



    Luke Schenscher returns to the Crocs after spending three seasons with the Adelaide 36ers.  Schenscher previously played for the Crocs between 2011-2013.

    In his first stint with the club, Luke Schenscher had made a massive impact at the Townsville Crocodiles.  Schenscher was that good for the Crocs, he was named in the 20th Anniversary All-Star team back in 2012.

    Recruited from the Championship winning Perth Wildcats in 2010, Luke has an outstanding first year for the Crocs and picked up the Kevin Sugars Medal as the club’s MVP.

    The talented 7-footer started his NBL career in his hometown of Adelaide with the 36ers and has also spent time playing in the NBA. After a successful collegiate career with Georgia Tech, the South Australian product had brief stints with the Chicago Bulls and the Portland Trailblazers before eventually returning home to play in the NBL.

    Schenscher will provide veteran leadership for the Crocs leading into the 2015/16 season.

     Sponsored by GWS

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    Player Stats

    Season Average

    16.31AVG MINS
    0AVG AS
    4AVG PTS
    3AVG REB
  • DOB 01/04/93 Hometown Townsville, QLD Position Point Guard Height 184cm High School Australian Institute of Sport Pro Career Townsville Crocodiles Hobbies Watch TV Most Admired Athlete Michael Jordan

    Mitch Norton

    Point Guard


    Locally born and bred, Mitch Norton has been a Croc in the making seemingly his whole life. Mitch began going to Crocs trainings to help out, keep score and rebound for players on the team since 2000.  Ian Stacker took him under his wing as an 8 year old and has kept in touch with Mitch through his junior career, AIS scholarship and his budding NBL career.

    Mitch has improved his stats in each of the top 3 categories in each season in the NBL so far.  His NBL career was slow to start due to a foot injury, meaning he could only play 5 games in 2012.

    Norton led the league in FT percentage in 2014 with a staggering 88.5%.

    Mitch last season was given more minutes under Shawn Dennis with Norton continuing to prove every single game.  Both Norton and Dennis will hope he continues to develop this season.

    Mitch has represented Australia in both U17 and U19 World Championships as well as at the World University Games in Russia, where he took silver with current team mate Clint Steindl.

    The Norton’s hold a unique tradition at the local Currajong State school, where father Paul, Mitch and younger brother Max have all been School Captains.

    Mitch played for local club Blackstars throughout his junior and A Grade career.Sponsored by Tony Ireland Townsville



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    Player Stats

    Season Average

    25.98AVG MINS
    2AVG AS
    7AVG PTS
    5AVG REB
  • DOB 05/09/89 Hometown Eugene, Oregon Position Power Forward Height 198cm High School North Eugene High School College Saint Louis University Pro Career Southland Sharks (New Zealand), Cangrejeros de Santurce (Puerto Rico) & Townsville Crocodiles Hobbies Read articles & watch movies Most Admired Athlete Michael Jordan

    Brian Conklin

    Power Forward


    Brian Conklin came to the NBL in 2013/14 with a highly credentialled college career at Saint Louis, being named as a 3 time All-Academic in the Atlantic10 Conference and in the All Atlantic10 First Team in his senior year.

    His first international experience came with the Southland Sharks of the NZNBL where he made an immediate impact in the league, and in 18 games, he averaged 22.2 points and 9.3 rebounds per game, leading the Sharks to their first NBL championship.

    In his first season with the Crocs, Conklin was a monster on the post using his quickness and power to average 16 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game, eventually named in the All-NBL Second Team.

    When Conklin returned to the Crocs last season, he continued to get better which made him a tough opponent in the NBL.  His performance earned him the NBL Most Valuable Player Award for the 2014/15 season.

    Conklin married his long time partner Kristina in 2012.

    He attended North Eugene High School in Eugene, Oregon where he led his team to a 28-0 record in his junior season and susequently named the 2007 Player of the Year and a 25-4 record in his senior year where the team was ranked No 1. in the state.


    Sponsored by Homes by Montana

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    Player Stats

    Season Average

    29.56AVG MINS
    0AVG AS
    25AVG PTS
    5AVG REB
  • DOB 14/10/85 Hometown Auckland, NZ Position Forward Height 202cm High School Avondale College College College of Southern Idaho Pro Career Wellington Saints (New Zealand), U Mobitelco Cluj (Romania), New Zealand Breakers, OceanaGold Nuggets (New Zealand), Southland Sharks (New Zealand) & Townsville Crocodiles Hobbies Listen to Soul Music Most Admired Athlete Michael Jordan

    Leon Henry



    Leon Henry has been a very successful player during his young career in New Zealand playing for the New Zealand National Team, the Tall Blacks at the age of 24.  He has played in the NZNBL for 9 seasons winning 3 Championships in 2010, 2011 and 2013 as well as a CBL Championship in 2010 where he was CBL MVP.

    In his first year with the Southland Sharks in 2013 he teamed up with current Crocodile team mate, Brian Conklin, to bring the championship to Southland for the very first time and was named Final Four MVP along the way.

    Henry was brought into the New Zealand Breakers team to replace an injured Kirk Penney in 2010 for the first 3 games of the season and upon Penney’s return, he continued to train with the team, eventually being granted a full contract for the 2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons.  The Breakers were NBL Champions for both of those seasons.

    Last season for the Crocs, he became a cult favourite with his toughness, determination and willing to fight for the ball.  This earned the praise of head coach Shawn Dennis who has re-signed the Kiwi for another two seasons.

    His performance flowed on in the offseason for the Wellington Saints in the NZNBL as he was named in the New Zealand Tall Blacks squad.

    Leon played 1 year in Romania with CS Universitatea Mobitelco Cluj-Napoca for the 2008/09 season.  He also played at the Southern Idaho JC in America for 1 year.Sponsored by QSolutions



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    Player Stats

    Season Average

    10.03AVG MINS
    1AVG AS
    3AVG PTS
    1AVG REB
  • DOB 17/04/95 Hometown Bankstown, NSW Position Guard Height 194cm High School Australian Insitute of Sport Pro Career Illawarra Hawks & Townsville Crocodiles Hobbies Play FIFA but then that frustrates me. Most Admired Athlete Novak Djokovic

    Mirko Djeric



    Mirko Djeric came to the Crocs after a short stint with the Wollongong Hawks.  He played 8 games at the end of the 2013 seaosn for Wollongong including the NBL Semi Final Series against Perth where he caught the eye of future Crocs coach Shawn Dennis. Djeric, just a 17 year old at the time, held MVP Kevin Lisch to just 15 points.

    He was selected to the U19 FIBA World Championships before being shot by a random gatecrasher in the leg at a party in Sydney’s west.  A week later he was due to fly out with the Australian team to play in the Czech Republic. They would go on to finish fourth.

    Djeric won a silver medal with the Australian U17 team at the FIBA World Championships.

    Mirko was a scholarship holder at the AIS for 3 years in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

    Last season he changed his number from #3 to #16 this year in honour of one of his basketball heros, Serbian Peja Stojakovic in his Sacramento Kings days.  He wore #3 in memory of Yugoslavian and Croatian legend, Drazen Petrovic during the 2013/14.Sponsored by Beehive

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    Player Stats

    Season Average

    20.55AVG MINS
    0AVG AS
    11AVG PTS
    1AVG REB
  • DOB 15/03/89 Hometown Mackay Position Guard/Forward Height 200cm High School Australian Institute of Sport College St Mary's College Pro Career Cairns Taipans & Townsville Crocodiles Hobbies Watch Sport (NRL) Most Admired Athlete Darren Lockyer

    Clint Steindl



    Clint Steindl last season became only the 3rd player to come to the Crocs after playing for the Cairns Taipans first – Nathan Crosswell & Anthony Stewart being the other 2.  Clint played 2 seasons with the Taipans under Aaron Fearne averaging 7.4 points per game and 41% from the 3pt line.

    He was selected to the 2012 All-star Game in Adelaide and also competed in the 3pt Shootout.

    Clint has represented Australia in the 2011 & 2012 YouYi Games vs China in Perth & Singapore and in 2013 & 2014 for the Sino-Australia Challenge games vs China in Perth, Tianjin, China and Yongcheng, China.

    Steindl also competed with current team mate Mitch Norton at the 2013 University Games in Russia where they were Silver Medallists and in the 2012 Stankovic Cup, again a Silver Medallist.

    Clint had a storied college career from 2009-2012 at St Mary’s where he led the Gaels to a second WCC tournament title since 1987.  They won their first tournament game since 1959 defeating the Richmond Spiders and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen.  In 2012 the Gaels claimed both the regular season WCC title and the tournament title and received a seven seed in the NCAA Tournament.

    He had 7.9 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in his senior year including 94% from the FT line and 42% from 3.  Steindl had 7 3’s in a game against St John’s in 2011 as a junior and is ranked 6th in 3pt field goals made in school history.

    Went to the AIS in canberra in 2007 and 2008.Sponsored by Camp Property Developments

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    Player Stats

    Season Average

    24.25AVG MINS
    1AVG AS
    13AVG PTS
    7AVG REB
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