The Silver Lake Resources Goldfields Giants have filled their first import spot for season 2017 with the signing of American recruit JB Pillard (200-F, college: Cent.Washington). Pillard, a 201cm (6'7") forward from Seattle, Washington joins the Giants after an extended college career and then plying his trade around the US and Australia in various leagues. After rising up through the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) junior college basketball scene, playing for Olympic College (2008... [read more]
Pillard, a 201cm (6'7") forward from Seattle, Washington joins the Giants after an extended college career and then plying his trade around the US and Australia in various leagues.
After rising up through the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) junior college basketball scene, playing for Olympic College (2008-09) and Whatcom College (2009-11), Pillard spent his remaining college seasons playing at NCAA DII level in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.
At Northwest Nazarene University (2011-12) he lead the Crusaders in scoring with 15.2 points per game scoring at 58% from the field and also averaging 6.4 rebounds which also lead the team.
After redshirting with Central Washington University in 2012-13, his final season saw him lead the Wildcats in rebounding with 7.4 per game and also be second in the team in scoring, averaging 14.9 points at 63% from the field.
Across both of these seasons he was recognised by the Great Northwest Athletic Conference where he received GNAC Honourable Mentions.
He's spent the last two years playing in the US in the high-profile Seattle Summer Pro-Am (2015 & 2016), and for the Seattle Mountaineers (2015-16 & 2016-17) in the American Basketball Association (ABA), where he's currently averaging 15.8 points and 9.8 rebounds whilst shooting at 57%.
Between ABA seasons, he also had a stint in Australia up in the Darwin Basketball Association (2016) as a professional imported player.
He brings to the Giants scoring and rebounding along with versatility, extra size and a much needed inside presence.
Pillard should arrive in Kalgoorlie in early to mid February to join the Giants in their pre-season campaign before the SBL Blitz tournament in early March.
Johnson's 16 points and 8 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - 4 days ago
follow us on
28-year old Daniel Johnson (210-C/F-88) had a great game in the last round for 36ers and receives a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9. He had the game-high 16 points adding eight rebounds and four assists for 36ers in his team's victory, helping them to beat Wildcats (#6, 6-7) 92-86. 36ers is placed at 4th position in Australian league. 36ers is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victorie... [read more]
28-year old Daniel Johnson (210-C/F-88) had a great game in the last round for 36ers and receives a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9. He had the game-high 16 points adding eight rebounds and four assists for 36ers in his team's victory, helping them to beat Wildcats (#6, 6-7) 92-86. 36ers is placed at 4th position in Australian league. 36ers is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 6-6 record. Johnson turned to be 36ers' top player in his first season with the team. Pepperdine University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Johnson is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 7.3rpg) and averages solid 40.5% from behind 3-point line.
Second best performed player last round was Torrey Craig (198-F-90) of league's second-best Bullets. He is American forward in his first season at Bullets. In the last game Craig recorded impressive double-double of 24 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Bullets lost that game 84-89 to the lower-ranked Taipans (#5, 6-6). Bullets managed to keep the same second spot in the standings. His team's 7-6 record is not bad at all. Craig is a newcomer at Bullets and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.4ppg (#6). He also registered 9.0 boards per game.
Third place about best performers goes to forward Jameel McKay (206-F/C-92) of Wildcats (#6). McKay scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Despite McKay's great performance Wildcats lost 86-92 to slightly higher-ranked 36ers (#4, 6-6). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Wildcats ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 7 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, McKay could help Wildcats to bring them higher in the standings. McKay has a very solid season. In 13 games in Australia he scored 9.3ppg. He also has 6.3rpg, 2.1bpg and FGP: 55.3%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Greg Whittington (203-F-93) of Kings - 20 points and 6 rebounds 5. Travis Trice (183-PG-93) of Taipans - 24 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists 6. Kevin Lisch (188-C-86) of Kings - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists 7. Casper Ware (178-PG-90) of United - 26 points and 5 rebounds 8. Nathan Jawai (209-F/C-86) of Taipans - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists 9. Casey Prather (198-F/G-91) of Wildcats - 22 points and 4 rebounds 10. Mitch Norton (184-G-93) of Hawks - 10 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists
The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc. The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy. The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)
Copyright (c) 1998-2016 Eurobasket Inc. Disclaimer
Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site !
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the
content of the site, nor will you attempt to do so.