View Full Version : Former Zag Great John Rillie in China with the Aussie All-Stars

07-09-2008, 09:04 AM
Again, confessing some laxness in my basketball-site-cruising patterns, I just discovered some great stuff on JR, On Fire (http://jronfire.blogspot.com/). John's blog from China is fun to read!

Leading into the China trip, John posted on June 30,
Monday, June 30, 2008
Here I Come Yao Ming

I'm on my way to China this morning. I will be doing my best to blog daily to let you know how China is treating me.

If you did not know there is a team from the NBL that is on a two game tour of China. It is two games against the Chinese National Team.
Andrew Gaze is the coach while I will be assisting him.

Players on the team are Greg Vanderjagt, Cam Tragardh, Cam Tovey, Matt Knight, Darren Ng and Peter Crawford to name a few.

Hopefully I will be able to find a good Internet cafe to report back to all.

See you on the other side!I really like John's writing style. A Gonzaga grad who can write! Who knew?* :D

I could be wrong, but I'm thinking JR seems like the Former-Zag-Now-Pro-Player-Most-Likely-to-Have-Fun. He is also a rather serious fashion icon, as seen here, in China:


And don't we know this guy, on that Aussie roster, getting taped?


Also seen here, on the left?


Losh Heytvelt with Matthew Knight of Loyola MaryMount, Feb. 5, 2007, at LMU. Zags lost, 61-67. Josh had 18 points in the loss.

Read more on jronfire.com here (http://jronfire.blogspot.com/).

*GU grad witing comment - Just needling my sister a little bit. Not a Gonzaga grad, she did get her Masters in English there.