United Take Down Phoenix In 3x3Hustle Exhibition Game

NBL fans got a teaser of the upcoming inaugural ‘Throwdown’ on Saturday, when Melbourne United battled South East Melbourne Phoenix in a 3x3Hustle exhibition game.

The game took place on the big stage of Marvel Stadium, before the Australia Boomers’ historic win over USA Basketball.

United rolled out a strong squad full of NBL20 contracted players in Sam Short, Sam McDaniel, Jack Purchase and Jo Lual-Acuil, while the Phoenix had a mix of contracted and training players with Deng Acuoth, Ben Ursich, Geremy McKay and Isaac Turner.

The United team proved to be too strong for the Phoenix, taking out the victory 18-13, with new signing Lual-Acuil impressing with his length and athleticism.

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