Cedric Jackson claims Australian NBL weekly honour - Oct 29, 2012
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American Cedric Jackson (191-G-86) had a great game in the last round for Breakers and that's him to receive a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4. The 26-year old guard had the game-high 19 points adding eight rebounds and five assists for Breakers in his team's victory, helping them to beat Tigers (#7, 0-4), the league's bottom-ranked team 75-64. Breakers maintains the 3rd position in Australian NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Breakers will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. It's Jackson's second year at Breakers and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Cleveland State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Jackson. Jackson is in league's top in points (7th best: 15.0ppg) and averages solid 2.8spg and 47.1% from behind 3-point line.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old former international guard Aaron Bruce (190-G-84) of Kings. Bruce impressed basketball fans with 25 points and 2 rebounds. It was enough for Kings to edge Crocodiles (#8, 0-5) by 5 points 92-87. This victory allowed Kings to move up to 4th position in the standings. His team's 3-2 record is not bad at all. Bruce is well-known by Kings fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.
The third best performed player last round was Dominican Rep. Adris Deleon (180-G-84) of top-ranked Hawks. Deleon scored 23 points and passed seven assists. He was a key player of Hawks, leading his team to a 77-63 easy win against the lower-ranked 36ers (#5, 2-2). Hawks started extremely well this year. They recorded 4 victories without losing a single game. Deleon turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Deleon has a great season in Australia. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.0ppg (6th best) and assists with 3.8apg (6th best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Cameron Tragardh (209-C/F-83) of Taipans - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists 5. Ben Madgen (193-G/F-85) of Kings - 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists 6. Seth Scott (208-F/C-81) of Tigers - 25 points and 10 rebounds 7. Ian Crosswhite (210-C-82) of Kings - 14 points and 10 rebounds 8. Ben Allen (211-C-86) of Crocodiles - 14 points and 6 rebounds 9. Gary Ervin (183-PG-83) of Crocodiles - 16 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists 10. Corin Henry (180-PG-88) of Kings - 18 points and 5 rebounds
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)
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No 2016 Olympics for rehabbing Jazz guard Dante Exum - 5 days ago
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Utah Jazz fans can relax. Dante Exum(198-PG-95) won't be injured playing for his national team again this offseason. Exum and the Utah Jazz announced Saturday night that the 20-year-old point guard will not play for his Australian team this summer as he continues a successful rehab from the knee injury he suffered with the Boomers in a friendly last summer. Unfortunately for the Aussies and Exum, that means the 6-foot-6 playmaker will not be participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Ri... [read more]
Utah Jazz fans can relax. Dante Exum (198-PG-95) won't be injured playing for his national team again this offseason. Exum and the Utah Jazz announced Saturday night that the 20-year-old point guard will not play for his Australian team this summer as he continues a successful rehab from the knee injury he suffered with the Boomers in a friendly last summer. Unfortunately for the Aussies and Exum, that means the 6-foot-6 playmaker will not be participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The Jazz are very pleased with the progress Exum has made in the months following his knee surgery at the end of last summer. Though gaining more international experience might've been good for Exum, the decision to remain in Utah to continue working on his fitness and developing his skill set could be considered a prudent move for him and the Jazz. Skipping out on the Olympics, albeit a tough decision because of personal reasons and national pride, will prevent Exum from being overextended too quickly this summer due to national team duties. "At this stage the most important thing for me right now is to continue training," Exum said via a press release. "It's been great to be back on the court competing, and I'm really motivated to help the Jazz have a successful season this year. My support and best wishes will be with the Boomers this summer, and I look forward to future opportunities to represent my home country." Exum was recently given the green light to participate in full-contact basketball activities, and he's progressed from playing one-on-one and three-on-three games to game-like five-on-five scrimmages with fellow Jazz players and others, including BYU alum Tyler Haws. Exum had surgery last September on his left knee to repair a torn ACL, which he injured on Aug. 4 while trying to make a move in the paint during an Australian exhibition game against Slovenia. That injury kept him sidelined throughout the 2015-16 season. The Jazz had been very optimistic about the progress Exum made earlier in the offseason after averaging 4.8 points and 2.4 assists as a rookie in 2014-15 after being picked fifth overall in the 2014 draft. Ironically, the Melbourne, Australia, native became just the 10th rookie in Jazz history to appear in all 82 games. Courtesy of: desertnews.com
New Zealand Breakers (NBL) tabbed 25-year old New Zealander forward Robert Loe (211-111kg-91, college: St.Louis). He played most recently at Limburg United in Belgian Scooore League. In 27 games he averaged 7.1ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.5apg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. The previous (14-15) season Loe played at KAO Dramas (A1) in Greek league. In 26 games he had 7.3ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.2apg in 2014-15 season. Among other achievements his team won Atlantic 10 Regular Seaso... [read more]
New Zealand Breakers (NBL) tabbed 25-year old New Zealander forward Robert Loe (211-111kg-91, college: St.Louis). He played most recently at Limburg United in Belgian Scooore League. In 27 games he averaged 7.1ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.5apg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. The previous (14-15) season Loe played at KAO Dramas (A1) in Greek league. In 26 games he had 7.3ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.2apg in 2014-15 season. Among other achievements his team won Atlantic 10 Regular Season for two years in a row (2013 and 2014). Loe received also Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U19 Honorable Mention award back in 2009 at his college time. Loe represented New Zealand at the FIBA Oceania Championships last year. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 2 games: 5.0ppg, 1.0rpg. Loe has played also professionally in New Zealand (Northside). He attended Saint Louis University until 2014 and it will be his third season in pro basketball. Loe is described as:
A big bodied PF who can easily spend time in the 5 position too. Has good offensive skills with a great shooting touch.
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