Illawarra Hawks in blockbuster NBL opener

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The NBL kicks off with a huge home game on Friday October 12 versus reigning champions Melbourne United.

In the reverse fixture last year, the Hawks won by 10 points in an energetic match that showcased attacking flair on both sides.

Fans can expect a team packed with talent this season, three-time NBL champion and one-time MVP Cedric Jackson, 2016 NBL MVP Brian Conklin, former Townsville club MVP Jordair Jett, Boomers Todd Blanchfield and David Anderson, young guns Daniel Grida and Emmett Naar along with returning players Kevin White, AJ Ogilvy and Tim Coenraad.

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