Tasmania to host NBL Blitz pre-season competition

With league boss Larry Kestelman adamant that Tassie should be granted the competition’s next licence, the state is being handed a golden opportunity to get a taste of what could be on offer and demonstrate whether the public support exists for such a concept.

Kestelman, Gibson and other South East Melbourne Phoenix players will be meeting Tasmania’s next generation of players at Riverside Primary School on Thursday afternoon.

As supporters head off to Ulverstone, Kingborough, Devonport, Launceston and Hobart, here is an overview of who to look out for.