SBL Shootaround

Men’s SBL Shootaround - Episode 3

June 8, 2020

Massive third episode of Men's SBL Shootaround with two very special guests who are both all-time greats of basketball in Western Australia on top of discussion around how the 2020 season is looking, how teams were shaping up and plenty more.

SBL writer Chris Pike and dual championship winning coach Ben Ettridge are back again as co-hosts of SBL Shootaround and things continue to heat up as action begins to get closer to hitting the basketball court in 2020.

Things open up on the third episode with a lookback on Episode 2 starring James Fitch along with a discussion over how the 2020 season is looking like still having some sort of competition while Ben Ettridge provides his top five players he used to idolise watching play in the SBL during the 1990s.

It's then time for the first guest and it is 289-game player and now veteran coach Mark Utley who drops by. He discusses how his current team at the Kalamunda Eastern Suns has handled COVID-19 and how they are now looking, and were looking along with a reflection on his first season at the club in 2019.

But there's plenty more to discuss including Ben and Mark reflecting on their long history as opponents, teammates and coaching rivals as they share some stories you just have to hear to believe. The former SBL Personality of the Year doesn't fail to deliver.

Then it's time for Ben Ettridge to reconnect with his long-time Joondalup Wolves captain Seb Salinas. Now with 449 games in the SBL under his belt including winning two championships, playing in seven Grand Final in a remarkable career that is still showing no signs of slowing down.

Then Chris and Ben are back to look at how five more teams were shaping up for the 2020 season - the Joondalup Wolves, Kalamunda Eastern Suns, Lakeside Lightning, Mandurah Magic and Perry Lakes Hawks.

All that and much more in another episode of SBL Shootaround that you just don't want to miss!

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