Dave chats with Mark nash about next weekend CLB3x3 event in Melbourne.

CLB3X3, THE EXITING 3X3 ARM OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE BASKETBALL Pty Ltd,
ANNOUNCE THEIR FIRST TWO FOUNDATION CLUBS TO COMPETE

IN THIS SEASONS’ SUMMER LEAGUE – TOWNSVILLE SUNS AND HOBART DEVILS

It has been three years (or should we say 20 years) in the making, but the time has finally arrived
to announce Champions League Basketball’s first two CLB3X3 foundation clubs, The Hobart
Devils and The Townsville Suns.
These two clubs form the infancy of what will become Australia’s Elite 3X3 league, with a total of
24 clubs joining the league over the coming months and years Australia wide and in every state
and territory creating a true National League in every sense, something no other sport in Australia
has been able to achieve.
“Both of these teams come from cities that are no strangers to the world of basketball and have an
impressive history, but have been starved of the opportunity to represent in a National League.
We thought it was time to bring them back to the stage and this is just the beginning, we will be
announcing more teams over the next few months.
Peak Sport Australia together with Nahum Ziersch Illustration (the designer behind the Adelaide
36ers new branding) have worked tirelessly to get the uniforms “just right” and bring back a bit of
the old school hoops, and reinvigorate some traditional Australian Basketball names not seen or
heard of for some 10-20 years”, said Matt Hollard General Manager of CLB3X3.
Mark Nash the 6Ft 6 Power Forward & former NBL 300 gamer, 2002 Championship winner and
who’s career, spanning almost 20 years at the highest level, included stints at the Adelaide 36’s,
Brisbane Bullets and of course his home town club, Hobart, will head up the CLB3X3 Hobart Devils
Branch.
Mark is one of the most highly respected individual ballers to have played in Australia, representing
the Boomers in the 2001 East Asian & Goodwill games & the Australian U-20 team in the 1995
Junior World Champs and has since gone on to carve out his own professional career outside of
basketball.
“Mark will be a key driver in the Hobart Devils brand as our CLB3X3 Regional Manager, having
lived, played and coached all over Tasmania. We are very proud and honoured to have an
individual of Marks calibre join our team and head up a very important piece to our brand” said
CLB3X3 Founder and General Manager Matt Hollard.
“As a Tasmanian diehard and member of the original Devils, I am excited to be involved with
CLB3X3 and bringing back the Hobart Devils to the basketball public in Tasmania. Our teams will
feature emerging male and female Tasmanian talent and the initial buzz from Athletes so far has
been contagious” said Mark Nash.

With the WNBL Cluster round just around the corner featuring an official CLB3X3 Tournament
which will showcase male and female CLB3X3 Elite, SEABL & Big V teams and some of the
Australian players that have represented at the recent FIBA3X3 Asia Cup, this is perfect timing to
officially announce the Townsville Suns and Hobart Devils.
These two foundation clubs, which are stacked with talent are looking forward to participating in the
upcoming tournament with the Townsville Suns suiting up the likes of Tim Keating (QBL &
Townsville Suns Regional Manager), Luke Schenscher, former 2010 NBL Championship winner
who also had stints with the Portland Trailblazers and the Chicago Bulls in the NBA, Peter
Crawford or PC as we all know him, a veteran of our National league and a 3 point shooting master
as well as current SABL player Robert Linton.
The Hobart Devils will unleash their brand new teams in both the Women and Mens categories
with local players Ellie Collins and Sharna Thompson spearheading the women’s team, while the
men’s team will be led by experienced SEABL player BJ Radcliffe and emerging talents in Matthew
Young and Elijah Pawson.
With all Elite games on the Show Court Sat 25th November and our Masters round on the Sunday
owe are also going to ensure that the entire Elite competition is being live streamed via CLB3X3’s
digital partner Live Sport Australia. Another great opportunity for the fans both locally and globally
to get their eyes of what is happening here in Australia in the world of 3X3.

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