Anthony Petrie

Adelaide 36ers DOB: 3 Jun 1983 Height: 203cm Position: Forward Number: 17

Hometown: Tenterfield, NSW

Junior Association: Tenterfield (NSW)

Current Club: Adelaide 36ers (NBL)

International Debut: 2002


Petrie has taken the unconventional path to international basketball, not signing his first NBL pro deal until the age of 24 after several successful years of toil in the SEABL (then ABA) for the Canberra Gunners.

The hard-working forward first played for Australia in the 2002 Oceania Under 22 Championships, leading the Australian team in scoring.

After a break in 2004, things began to advance for Petrie upon his return to basketball, winning back-to-back SEABL MVPs before signing with the West Sydney Razorbacks in the NBL in 2007. Shorts stays in Sydney and Wollongong led the way to a move to the Gold Coast.

It was here that Petrie thrived, winning the 2011 NBL Most Improved Player award. The Adelaide 36ers came knocking in 2012, with Petrie building on the foundations set in south Queensland to become one of the best performed big men in the NBL.

His first Australian Boomers call-up came just shy of his 30th birthday, with Petrie excelling against China in the 2013 Sino-Australia Challenge. This led to selection in the Boomers team for the 2013 FIBA Oceania Championship.

Previous Clubs:

2003-2008 – Canberra Gunners (ABA)
2007-08 – West Sydney Razorbacks (NBL)
2008-09 – Wollongong Hawks (NBL)
2009-2012 – Gold Coast Blaze (NBL)
2012-Current – Adelaide 36ers (NBL)

Major Awards:

NBL Most Improved Player: 2011
NBL All-Star Game: 2013
SEABL Eastern Conference MVP: 2006, 2007