Player

Nathan Sobey

Brisbane Bullets DOB: 14 July 1990 Height: 193cm Position: Guard Number: 2

 

 

Hometown: Warrnambool, Vic

Current Club: Adelaide 36ers (NBL)

International Debut: 2017

Biography

Playing high school basketball for St. Patrick's in Ballarat, a country town in Victoria, Sobey moved overseas to represent Cochise College in Arizona from 2010-12.

He then played in college at the University of Wyoming, playing for the Cowboys from 2012-14 before returning home to play for the Ballarat Miners in the 2014 SEABL season.

Sobey began his full professional career in 2014/15 with the Cairns Taipans in the NBL and then made the move to the Adelaide 36ers where he signed a three-year deal.

In 2016–17, he averaged 15.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and one steal per game to be named the NBL's Most Improved Player as well as reaching the All-NBL Second Team.

In that off-season, he joined Greek club PAOK while also being invited to the Utah Jazz's mini-camp in June 2017.

He impressed, signing to play with Utah's Summer League team before returning home to play for the 36ers for the 2017/18 season.

Sobey was then named to the Boomers squad ahead of the Asia Cup but missed the tournament due to injury. Fully healed, the guard then made his international debut in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers.

Sobey was one of four players to play the most FIBA World Cup Qualifiers for the Boomers with 10 games, as Sobey averaged 6.6 points and 3.1 assists per game, helping the Boomers qualify atop Group F for the 2019 World Cup in China.

At the 2019 Australian Basketball Hall of Fame awards night, Sobey was recognised alongside Nick Kay with the 2019 Gaze Family Medal for their performances during both the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers and the Commonwealth Games.

Following the 2018-19 NBL season, Sobey signed with the Brisbane Bullets, ending a successful four-year stint with the 36ers.

Previous Clubs:

2014 - Ballarat Miners (SEABL)
2014-15 - Cairns Taipans (NBL)
2015-2019 - Adelaide 36ers (NBL)
2017 - PAOK (Greece)
2019 - SIG Strasbourg (France)
2019-current - Brisbane Bullets (NBL)

Major Awards:

Gaze Family Medal: 2019
NBL Most Improved Player: 2017
NBL All-Second Team: 2017