David Andersen

 

David Andersen began his basketball career as a grade 2 player in the FDBA's Primary School Competition.  At the Under 12's Level, he joined Ian Willmott's Junior Blues team as a gangly youngster and progressed through the ranks until he was selected to attend the Australian Institute of Sport in 1996. After two years in the AIS and one year in the NBL with the Wollongong Hawks, Andersen began to ply his trade in Italy with Kinder Bologna.  After winning the European Triple Crown with Bologna, Andersen has since played with CSKA Moscow and was regarded as one of the best players in Europe. He was drafted in 2002 by the Atlanta Hawks but chose to remain in Europe and played for CSKA Moscow and Barcelona.  David has represented Australia with the Boomers on numerous ocassions, including the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and in 2008 in Beijing. In October, 2009, David began a 3 year contract with the Houston Rockets in the NBA, becoming Frankston's first player to reach the most prestigious competition in the World.

Ryan Broekhoff

In a short time Broekhoff has become one of the premier long range shooters in Australian basketball stocks, with the Frankston junior’s talent evident early on.

Two strong years at the AIS led the way for Broekhoff to help the Australian Under 19 Emus team to the semi final of the 2009 FIBA Under 19 World Championship, along with teammates Brock Motum and Matthew Dellavedova.

The tournament propelled a move to Valparaiso University in Indiana where after a quiet freshman season, Broekhoff become the star of the program and one of the best players in the Horizon League.

Coming off of a junior year that saw him earn All-Horizon League First Team and Tournament Team honours, Broekhoff was called into the Australian Boomers pre-Olympic squad.

Here the sharp-shooting 201cm star earned plaudits for his performances, narrowly missing out on selection in the final 12 for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

A standout senior year saw Broekhoff guide the Crusaders to the Horizon League championship and tournament title to cap off another productive season.

Broekhoff signed his first pro deal in August 2013, joining Turkish giants Besiktas JK Istanbul for the 2013/14 season.

A run in the 2015 NBA Summer League with the Denver Nuggets added some more professional experience for Broekhoff, while also representing Australia in the 2015 FIBA Oceania Championship against New Zealand.

Broekhoff continued his impressive start to 2015; signing with Russian Eurocup quarterfinalist; Lokomotiv Kuban and providing a solid offensive presence with his three-point shooting before his development was rewarded by being named in the 2016 Olympic team.

Sue Barton

Sue Humble (nee Barton) played 163 SEABL games for the Frankston Blues, leading the Lady Blues to the National Championship in 1993 and again in 1997. Sue was named to the All SEABL Team in 1990, '91, '92, '93 and '94. She is the Career Statistics Leader for the Lady Blues in Steals (522), second in Points (2743) and Rebounds (1723), and third in Blocked Shots (128) and Assists (387). A career 46% shooter from the field and 75% from the free throw line. Sue was recently named on both the SEABL 1990's Decade All Star Team and the 30 Year All Star Team.

Brian Blackley

Brian Blackley (R.I.P.) was made a Blues Life Member shortly before his passing in November 2005. Brian was the Blues Men's Assistant Coach from 1992-2002 before taking over the reins of the SEABL Lady Blues.  Brian led the Lady Blues to the Conference Championship and National Championship in 2004.The Frankston Blues Volunteer of the Year award is named after Brian in honour of his many hours of work in the Frankston Blues Booster Club.

Rhys Newsome

Rhys Newsome played 390 games for the Frankston Blues SEABL team.  He began his outstanding basketball career at Frankston in the Under 12's and played his entire career at the Club except for a year in the States at Marin County Junior College and one year with the NBL Southeast Melbourne Magic, where he won an NBL Championship Ring in 1992. Captain of the Blues for many years and a perennial SEABL All Star Five player, Newsome is career statistics leader for the Blues in Games Played (390), Steals (426) Points (6049), Assists (1001) and Turnovers (684). Newsome shot 45% from behind the 3 point arc for his career and 79% from the free throw line. Newsome was recently named to the SEABL 1990's Decade All Star Team.

Kane Oakley

Kane Oakley played for the Frankston Blues Juniors from under 12 onwards before joining the Melbourne Tigers Club as a top age Under 18 player. Kane returned to play for the Blues Seniors in 1996 and 1997, before attending Metro State University in Denver, Colorado. Kane was a part of an NCAA Division 2 National Championship Team at Metro State. Upon returning to Australia, Kane played for the Cairns Taipans in the NBL.

Mark Ridgway

Mark Ridgway played 278 games for the Frankston Blues, from 1988 to 1995. Mark was Captain of the Blues throughout a very successful era for the Club in the early 90's. The Blues won 4 Conference Championships under Ridge's leadership. A deadly outside shooter and great team defender, he was known for his fierce competitiveness.  Ridgway was named to the 1990's Decade SEABL All Star team at SEABL's 30 year Gala Celebraton.  He is a Frankston Blues Life Member and current Jr. Blues Coach.

2000 SEABL East Conference Champions

2004 SEABL Women and ABA NATIONAL Women Champions

2009 SEABL South Conference Champions