No1 Draft Pick Media Release – Exciting Partnership Announcement

No1 Draft Pick Management No1 Draft Pick is thrilled to announce a new partnership that will take the emerging business in an exciting new direction and provide even more opportunities for Australia’s aspiring basketball players. The company has joined forces with MyKey People Management to create a full service ... More

Carfino Competes in World Masters Games

I have been competing in one way or another ever since I can remember. As a former professional athlete, the rush of competition is not easy to replace once your playing days are over. Coaching juniors comes close to filling that gap, but there is nothing like coming up with the big play when the game is hanging in the ... More

Steve Carfino talks to Kevin Lisch on Basketball & Life Skills

As a father and a coach at the No1 Draft Pick Basketball Academy, I’m often looking for role models to emulate and I often point to Kevin Lisch for inspiration. I had the pleasure of chatting with Kevin recently about his philosophy on sport and life. Here is what he shared with me. Basketball/Life Skills: What ... More

Q&A with Damian Cotter

N1DP: At the end of 2016, you embarked on a trip through India, Sri Lanka and Europe to coach players from grassroot through elite; how did this come about? DC:  I’ve been conducting camps in Sri Lanka for about 10+ years now, and it started out as a yearly altruistic type thing and just grew to yearly visits ... More

Sydney Kings Season Preview

Last season: 6-22, eighth in regular season 2015/16 Points For: 86.3ppg, third 2015/16 Points Against: 91.8ppg, eighth 2015/16 Field Goal Percentage: 44.3%, third 2015/16 Defensive Field Goal Percentage: 45.5%, sixth 2015/16 Three Point Field Goal Percentage: 33.1%, sixth 2015/16 Defensive Three Point ... More

Perth Wildcats Season Preview

Last season: 18-10, second in regular season, NBL CHAMPIONS 2015/16 Points For: 84.3ppg, fifth 2015/16 Points Against: 79.6ppg, first 2015/16 Field Goal Percentage: 43.8%, fifth 2015/16 Defensive Field Goal Percentage: 42.3%, second 2015/16 Three Point Field Goal Percentage: 35.6%, third 2015/16 Defensive ... More

New Zealand Breakers Season Preview

Last season: 16-12, fourth in regular season; lost to Perth in Grand Final 2015/16 Points For: 83.0ppg, sixth 2015/16 Points Against: 80.8ppg, second 2015/16 Field Goal Percentage: 43.8%, fourth 2015/16 Defensive Field Goal Percentage: 39.9%, first 2015/16 Three Point Field Goal Percentage: 32.6%, seventh ... More

Melbourne United Season Preview

Last season: 18-10, first in regular season, lost to New Zealand in semi-finals 2015/16 Points For: 84.6ppg, fourth 2015/16 Points Against: 83.9ppg, third 2015/16 Field Goal Percentage: 43.6%, sixth 2015/16 Defensive Field Goal Percentage: 43.2%, third 2015/16 Three Point Field Goal Percentage: 37.3%, ... More

Illawarra Hawks Season Preview

Last season: 17-11, third in regular season, lost in semi-finals to Perth Wildcats 2015/16 Points For: 93.0ppg, first 2015/16 Points Against: 88.5ppg, sixth 2015/16 Field Goal Percentage: 45.3%, second 2015/16 Defensive Field Goal Percentage: 46.1%, eighth 2015/16 Three Point Field Goal Percentage: 38.2%, ... More

Cairns Taipans Season Preview

Last season: 12-16, sixth in regular season 2015/16 Points For: 79.9ppg, eighth 2015/16 Points Against: 84.1ppg, fourth 2015/16 Field Goal Percentage: 42.5%, eighth 2015/16 Defensive Field Goal Percentage: 46.0%, seventh 2015/16 Three Point Field Goal Percentage: 30.2%, eighth 2015/16 Defensive Three ... More