Basketball

Hello I'm Daragh O'Toole. I play basketball for Templeougue Basketball Club. I play at the shooting guard(SG) position. I have been playing for over three years.

Templeougue Basketball Club

I play on the U12's Templeougue Basketball team. We are undefeated for the past three years. Our two best players are Jack Finn and Jacup Fazande. This year we won both the cup and the league. The U13's team also won the cup and the league this year. They also won the league last year.

The Templeougue Super League team won the league this year. Unfortunately they didn't win the cup. This year Lorcan Murphy led the team along with Jason Kileen and Michael Bonaparte.



NBA

The National Basketball Association was founded on June 6st, 1946(71 years ago). It was then known as the Basketball Association of America.

Boston Celtics

In 1950 Bob Cousy joined the Boston Celtics. Cousy was the first real threat to the league. Cousy was the league's star until 1957 when star rookie Centre Bill Russell joined the Celtics. Russell and Cousy's Celtics won 11 championship rings in 13 seasons.



Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt was born August 21st 1936 in Phildelphia, Pennsylvania. Wilt went to the college of Kansas. Wilt went on to the 1959 NBA draft; he was a territorial pick. The territorial pick is no longer used in the NBA draft. A territorial pick is where a team gives up their first round pick for a college player within a 50 mile radius of their home arena. Chamberlain played the centre position; he was 7 foot 1 inches tall. Wilt won numerous NBA scoring and rebounding records. Wilt holds the highest scoring record for a single game with 100 points.



Jerry West

Jerry West was born on the 28th of May 1938. Jerry is well known in the NBA for being the logo of the association. Jerry was th 2nd pick in the 1980 draft. Jerry West played the guard position. Jerry had the honor of getting his jersey number retired by the Los Angeles Lakers and was inducted in to the hall of fame.

Hakeem Olajuwon

Hakeem Olajuwan was born the 21st of January 1963 in Nigeria. Hakeem played the centre position as he was 7 feet(2.13m) tall. He played most of his career with the Houston Rockets and played one year with the Toronto Raptors. Olajuwon was selected first overall, before Michael Jordan. Hakeem was also inducted into the Hall of fame.