Career: Forestville Eagles (Australia-ABA, 2002), AIS (Australia-ABA, 2003-04), Townsville Crocodiles (Australia-NBL, 2004-06).
Brad Newley may be the next Australian to play in the NBA as he declared himself eligible for the 2006 NBA Draft. He is compared to Argentina's Manu Ginobili by the NBA scouts as he is a very talented player able to shoot from beyond the arc or drive to the hoop. Entering the NBL in 2004, he was named both Rookie of the Year and Best 6th Man. Selected to the 2005 NBL All Star Game, he won the MVP award after posting 35 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists.
In 2003, he claimed the gold medal at the FIBA U19 World Championship with the Emus, teaming with Andrew Bogut, Aaron Bruce and Aleksandar Maric. At only 21, Newley is expected to become one of the offensive leaders of the Boomers as soon as this summer