The CPL 12 Archive

David Grant

  1. What’s your name?
    David Grant
  2. Now tell us your nickname.
    DG
  3. Who do you play for in the CPL?
    Smash Brothers Ultimate (SBU)
  4. What position do you play on the court?
    Power Forward
  5. What jersey number do you wear and why?
    Hulmy wanted #6 so I stuck with #14. I was given the #14 years ago while playing at Ramblers.
  6. What do you do outside of basketball?
    Family life (two young girls), new puppy, work for Defence full time and I’m currently studying a Bachelor in Web Design & Production. Hit me up if you are looking to have a website built (hellopinchcreative@gmail.com).
  7. All time favourite basketball player?
    Grant Hill – I honestly believe if he wasn’t riddled with injuries he would have been in the conversation for the #1 all time.
  8. Favourite team?
    Spurs, although this is more due to the fact of Patty.
  9. What’s your favourite feature of the CPL?
    The weekly friendly banter between teams, the passion which blokes play with each week and the way in which the CPL runs the comp. Communicating with and listening to players and the teams is by far the best feature. CPL All-Star weekend ain’t bad either! Great way to get the name out there and raise money for Canberra community.
  10. Best CPL memory to date?
    Overall just seeing the CPL go from strength to strength over the years with the ability to get even bigger. From beginning back at AIS (*cough cough Woden*) all those years ago through to running Div 3 out of a Dickson School, Radford College and now bringing all Divisions under the one roof.
  11. Favourite place in the world?
    Huskisson – Love to be able to get away these days and enjoy some delicious craft beers while enjoying the beaches down that way.
  12. Drop some wisdom on us… what’s your life-rule or favourite saying?
    Perfection is an excuse. Perfection is subjective. If you have something you want to start or do, just start it. Have you ever seen an original episode of The Simpsons? It isn’t perfect what so ever, but that didn’t stop them.


Dion Tsarpalias

  1. What’s your name?
    Dion Tsarpalias
  2. Now tell us your nickname.
    D
  3. Who do you play for in the CPL?
    Grill Masters
  4. What position do you play on the court?
    Point Guard
  5. What jersey number do you wear and why?
    13 because of my favourite Greek player, Dimitris Diamantidis.
  6. What do you do outside of basketball?
    Study Psychology at ANU, work as a Carer for people with mental health disabilities.
  7. All time favourite basketball player?
    Dimitris Diamantidis
  8. Favourite team?
    Cleveland Cavaliers
  9. What’s your favourite feature of the CPL?
    Much healthier community and friendlier playing environment than any other comp I’ve played in.
  10. Best CPL memory to date?
    Goran Torlak Buzzer beater 3 to win a match last season.
  11. Favourite place in the world?
    Santorini Greece
  12. Drop some wisdom on us… what’s your life-rule or favourite saying?
    Work hard in silence, let your success make the noise.


Dat Nguyen

  • What’s your name?
    Dat Nguyen
  • Now tell us your nickname.
    fat cat, timon, azns3nzazn
  • Who do you play for in the CPL?
    Watermalones (previously Team Rocket)
  • What position do you play on the court?
    Point guard because I’m way too small to play anything else.
  • What jersey number do you wear and why?
    8 because I’m Asian and it’s a lucky number.
  • What do you do outside of basketball?
    Ball is life! And legit I think about it most of the time haha. When I’m not doing that, I’m hanging out with my mini schnauzer doggo, Manny (full name Manfred Von Pepper – MVP!).
  • All time favourite basketball player?
    A really obscure one here, my fave player of all time is Gerald ‘Crash’ Wallace from his one good All Star year playing for the Charlotte Bobcats! I loved the way he would put his body on the line going for dunks and chase down blocks and such, pure heart!!
  • Favourite team?
    Don’t really have a favourite team because players move around so much these days, but if I had to pick I guess I would have a soft spot for Charlotte because of Wallace and the fat Frenchy Boris Diaw, or the Suns because Nash and the 7 seconds of less Suns were fun to watch! Damn you Robert Horry! Haha
  • What’s your favourite feature of the CPL?
    The beautiful, awesome committee who work so hard to keep the best basketball league in Canberra running as smooth as Blake Richard’s jumpshot!
  • Best CPL memory to date?
    Can’t nail it down to one thing, every day with CPL is enjoyable, i love the camaraderie between everyone in the midst of competition.
  • Favourite place in the world?
    At a beach with loved ones, including my dog.
  • Drop some wisdom on us… what’s your life-rule or favourite saying?
    Put in the effort now so you can relax later. And always take your doggo for a walk!