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Stay Informed with Phoenix Players' Off-Season Moves

22 Feb
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The NBL24 season may be over for the Phoenix but you can still watch your favourite Phoenix players in action with their off-season teams.

While some are using the time to rest and recover from NBL24, others are already gearing up for NBL25.

See where our players are competing below:

(Last updated: Feb 23, 2024)

Anzac Rissetto & Austin Rapp – Knox Raiders (NBL1 South)

The two development players will remain teammates over the off-season as they join forces at the reigning NBL1 and South championship, Knox Raiders.

Rissetto will remain in Melbourne deciding not to return home to New Zealand, while Austin Rapp will hope to go back-to-back with the Raiders.

Knox Raiders Socials: Instagram | Facebook | NBL1 South Instagram | NBL1 X

Owen Foxwell – Eltham Wildcats (NBL1 South)

Young gun Foxwell returns to the Eltham Wildcats for another season as he helps the side with unfinished business after being knocked out in the semi-finals by Knox Raiders.

Eltham Wildcats Socials: Instagram | Facebook | NBL1 South Instagram | NBL1 X

Luke Rosendale – Ballarat Miners (NBL1 South)

 After a stellar start to his professional career, development player Rosendale will be going west in Victoria to suit up for the NBL1 South team Ballarat Miners.

Ballarat Miners Socials: Instagram | Facebook | X | NBL1 South Instagram | NBL1 X

Rhys Vague – Cockburn Cougars (NBL1 West)

The West Australian will return home to Perth to play for NBL1 West team Cockburn Cougars.

Vague re-joins the team that started his basketball journey during his junior years.

Cockburn Cougars Socials: Instagram | Facebook | NBL1 West Instagram | NBL1 West X

Ben Ayre – Mills Albert Wellington Saints (NZ NBL)

The guard is heading over the ditch to New Zealand to play in their league for the Wellington Saints.

Wellington Saints Socials: Instagram | Facebook | X | NZNBL Instagram | NZNBL X | NZNBL Facebook

Reuben Te Rangi – Auckland Tuatara (NZ NBL)

The Kiwi is heading back home in the off-season as he teams up again for the Auckland Tuatara side in the New Zealand NBL.

Auckland Tuatara Socials: Instagram | Facebook | X | NZNBL Instagram | NZNBL X | NZNBL Facebook 

Gary Browne – Mets de Guaynabo (BSN)

Import Gary Browne will return home to Puerto Rico and re-join his team Mets de Guaynabo. 

Mets de Guaynabo Socials: Instagram | Facebook | BSN Instagram | BSN X | BSN Facebook

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Abdel Nader – Egyptian National Team

Nader jetted off to join the Egyptian National Team for the teams FIBA Afrobasket 2025 Qualifiers starting this week against Central African Rep.

Egyptian National Team Socials: Instagram | X | Facebook

Our assistant coaches are also taking on new challenges in the off-season:

Sam Mackinnon – Head Coach Taranaki Steelformers Airs (NZNBL)

Assistant coach Sam Mackinnon will be putting on the head coaching hat as he leads New Zealand NBL club Taranaki Airs in the off-season. 

Taranaki Airs Socials: Instagram | Facebook | X | NZNBL Instagram | NZNBL X | NZNBL Facebook

Luke Brennan – Head Coach Ballarat Miners (NBL1 South)

Assistant coach Luke Brennan will join fellow Luke (Rosendale) as the head coach of the Ballarat Miners in NBL1 South.

Ballarat Miners Socials: Instagram | Facebook | X | NBL1 South Instagram | NBL1 X

As the players' off-season teams are announced, we will update this article and will be keeping an eye on their performances throughout the off-season.

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