After Starring in Australia, Thunder’s Terrance Ferguson is Finding His Way in the NBA

LOS ANGELES — Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL) has become a budding hotbed for future NBA talent. LaMelo Ball, a projected lottery pick in 2020 and the youngest brother of New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball, became the youngest player in NBL history to log a triple-double, pouring in 32 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds for the Illawarra Hawks. R.J. Hampton, another likely entrant into next year’s draft, emerged as a double-figure scorer for the New Zealand Breakers before suffering a hip injury. Their performances have drawn NBA scouts and executives to Oceania—as well as the attention and opinions of fans on social media to the league’s streams—to see… Read More