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Nathan Sobey doesn’t give up hope on NBA dream

Adelaide 36ers guard Nathan Sobey says he hasn’t given up on an NBA dream, although he admits his NBL side is the priority.

The 28-year-old went undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft but has had eyes cast over him from NBA scouts on the back of his form.

Sobey currently leads the league this season for assists with 6.5 per game as well as 17.5 points and 4.6 rebounds each game.

He says he still holds hope of making it in the big time.

“I’m not really focused on it at the moment,” Sobey said.

“Obviously we’ve got to start winning some games – but it’s always a dream of mind – so it will always be in the back of my head.”

The 28-year-old was outstanding in the NBLxNBA series clash with 25 points, four rebounds and four assists.

“I think I compete whenever I get on the floor it doesn’t matter who I play against,” Sobey said.

It comes as Sobey continues to put together a strong run of form in recent seasons which earned him a stint in the NBA Summer League in 2017 with the Utah Jazz.

“I was really lucky enough to have the opportunity to go and work with the Utah Jazz,” Sobey said.

“They have a lot of great people in the organisation and it was a really good opportunity to train and see guys over there in what it takes – and learn from those types of coaches and players.”

Sobey is also a current member of the Australian Boomers line up.

Adelaide hosts the Sydney Kings on Saturday afternoon having defeated Andrew Bogut’s team twice already this season.

 

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