American guard Cedric Jackson (191-G-86) had a great game in the last round for top-ranked Breakers, receiving a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9. The 26-year old player recorded a triple-double of 28 points addeding also 10 rebounds and 10 assists, while his team outclassed Tigers (#7, 2-7) with 30-point margin 94-64. It allowed Breakers to take over top position in the Australian NBL. Breakers have a solid 8-2 record. In the team's last game Jackson had a remarkable 76.9% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Breakers and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Former Cleveland State University star has very solid stats this year. Jackson. Jackson is in league's top in points (2nd best: 16.9ppg) and averages impressive 2.6spg and 56.3% FGP.
The second best player in last round's games was 31-year old American forward Shawn Redhage (203-F-81, agency: Warren Sports International) of Wildcats. Redhage had a very good evening with 24 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course he lead Wildcats to another comfortable win 75-56 over slightly higher-ranked Kings (#3, 7-5) being unquestionably team leader. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Wildcats consolidated its place in top 4 of the standings. His team's 6-3 record is not bad at all. Redhage is one of the most experienced players at Wildcats and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.
Third on the list of top players last round was international guard Adam Gibson (188-PG-86) of 36ers (#5). Gibson scored 22 points and passed ten assists (!!!). Despite Gibson's great performance 36ers lost 85-88 to slightly higher-ranked Kings (#3, 7-5). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing 36ers needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 5 victories and 5 lost games. Gibson has a great season in Australia. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 4.9apg (2nd best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Luke Schenscher (216-C-82) of 36ers - 18 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists 5. Gary Ervin (183-PG-83) of Crocodiles - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists 6. Kevin Lisch (188-G-86) of Wildcats - 13 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists 7. Daniel Johnson (212-C-88) of 36ers - 24 points and 8 rebounds 8. Graeme Dann (202-F-83) of Kings - 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists 9. Rhys Martin (193-G-86) of Hawks - 15 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists 10. Jacob Holmes (201-F-83) of Crocodiles - 6 points and 16 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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