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Is Alex Toohey Australia’s top forward prospect?

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Duke University recently picked up Tyrese Proctor in their 2022 recruiting class, but he’s not the only 2004-born Aussie prospect getting attention. Alex Toohey, another rising star out of Canberra’s NBA Global Academy, has received interest from several high major programs, including Duke, Michigan and Florida. But while college basketball has historically been the default pathway for NBA hopefuls, the NBL might make a play to keep Toohey on home soil, and we can’t discount the possible lure of the G League Ignite program.

Toohey is a rangy 6’8 forward who joined the prestigious NBA Global Academy in late 2020. Since then, he has continually excelled at the annual Australian Junior Championships (AJC), including the 2022 Australian Under 20 championships – where he was a double bottom ager. Toohey averaged 16.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, 6.3 assist and 4.0 steals for…


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