Phil Smyth AM
Phil played 254 games for the Canberra Cannons in the National Basketball League between 1983 and 1992. He co-captained the Cannons in 1983 and was then captain from 1984 until 1992.
During this period of time, Phil was named as the Cannons’ Most Valuable Player in 1983, 1988 and 1989. In five seasons from 1983 to 1989, Phil was voted into the NBL All Star Five and was also named the NBL’s Best Defensive Player in 1988 and 1989.
Phil had a distinguished representative career with the Australian National Basketball Team, the Boomers, playing 46 representative games between 1977 and 1994. He also captained the team from 1981 until 1994. Phil competed in four Olympic Games from 1980 to 1992 and five World Basketball Championships from 1978 to 1994.
Born: 11 May 1958