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NBL Standings
 1. 36ers 17-11 
 2. Taipans 15-13 
 3. Wildcats 15-13 
 4. Hawks 15-13 
 5. Breakers 14-14 
 6. United 13-15 
 7. Kings 13-15 
 8. Bullets 10-18 
Last:2/12/2017
State Standings
Big V
 1. Knox R. 6-1 
 2. Eltham W. 5-1 
 3. Ringwood H. 4-2 
 4. Waverley F. 4-2 
 5. McKinnon C. 4-2 
 6. Werribee D. 4-2 
 7. Casey C. 3-2 
 8. Hume City 2-3 
 9. Whittlesea City 1-4 
 10. Diamond V.E. 1-6 
 11. Hawthorn M. 0-4 
 12. Corio Bay S. 0-5 
Premier League
 1. Forestville E. 3-0 
 2. Sturt S. 2-1 
 3. Southern T. 2-1 
 4. N.Adelaide R. 2-1 
 5. S.Adelaide P. 2-1 
 6. Woodville W. 1-2 
 7. Norwood F. 1-2 
 8. C.District L. 1-2 
 9. W.Adelaide B. 1-2 
 10. Eastern M. 0-3 
QBL
 1. Brisbane C. 0-0 
 2. Brisbane S. 0-0 
 3. Cairns M. 0-0 
 4. Gladstone P. 0-0 
 5. Gold Coast R. 0-0 
 6. Ipswich F. 0-0 
 7. Logan T. 0-0 
 8. Mackay M. 0-0 
 9. Rockhampton 0-0 
 10. Suncoast PC 0-0 
 11. Sunshine CR 0-0 
 12. SW Metro P. 0-0 
 13. Toowoomba M. 0-0 
 14. Townsville H. 0-0 
SBL
 1. Geraldton B. 6-1 
 2. Perth Redbacks 6-1 
 3. Joondalup Wolves 5-1 
 4. East Perth E. 5-3 
 5. Willetton T. 4-2 
 6. Cockburn C. 4-3 
 7. Stirling S. 3-3 
 8. Perry Lakes H. 3-4 
 9. Lakeside L. 3-5 
 10. Kalamunda E.S. 3-6 
 11. SW Slammers 2-3 
 12. Rockingham F. 2-4 
 13. Goldfields G. 1-5 
 14. Mandurah M. 0-6 
SEABL-East
 1. Nunawading S. 5-0 
 2. Albury W.B. 2-2 
 3. Geelong S. 2-2 
 4. Ballarat M. 1-1 
 5. Dandenong R. 1-1 
 6. Melbourne T. 0-0 
 7. Canberra G. 0-3 
SEABL-South
 1. Mt Gambier 4-0 
 2. Bendigo B. 1-2 
 3. BA CoE 1-2 
 4. Sandringham S. 1-2 
 5. Kilsyth C. 1-4 
 6. Frankston 0-0 
 7. Hobart C. 0-0 
 8. NW Tasmania 0-0 
WARATAH
 1. Hornsby S. 6-1 
 2. Maitland M. 6-1 
 3. Sydney Comets 5-1 
 4. Bankstown B. 5-3 
 5. Hills H. 4-4 
 6. Manly Warr. 4-4 
 7. Cent.Coast C. 2-4 
 8. Illawarra H. 2-4 
 9. Norths Bears 2-5 
 10. Newcastle H. 2-6 
 11. Sutherland S. 1-6 
Full Standings
Last:4/25/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Bryce COTTON
  Wildcats
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Cotton, Wildcats23.1 
 2. Ware, United22.1 
 3. Randle, 36ers21.3 
 4. Prather, Wildcats19.5 
 5. Dillard, Breakers18.1 
 6. Newley, Kings17.6 
 7. Clarke, Hawks17.4 
 8. Penney, Breakers17.3 
 9. Goulding, United16.9 
 10. Lisch, Kings16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh BOONE
  United
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Boone, United9.3 
 2. Craig, Bullets8.0 
 3. Ogilvy, Hawks7.6 
 4. Mitchell, Breakers7.2 
 5. Johnson, 36ers7.1 
 6. Pledger, Breakers6.8 
 7. Bairstow, Bullets6.5 
 8. Whittington, Kings6.4 
 9. McKay, Wildcats6.3 
 10. Knight, Wildcats6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ben WOODSIDE
  Breakers
  (180-PG-85)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Woodside, Breakers5.5 
 2. Jackson, United5.4 
 3. Randle, 36ers5.4 
 4. Dillard, Breakers4.8 
 5. Ware, United4.5 
 6. Stockton, Breakers4.2 
 7. Newley, Kings4.1 
 8. Sobey, 36ers4.1 
 9. Gibson, Bullets3.8 
 10. Lisch, Kings3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin LISCH
  Kings
  (188-C-86)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Lisch, Kings1.9 
 2. Martin, Wildcats1.7 
 3. Dillard, Breakers1.6 
 4. Prather, Wildcats1.6 
 5. Whittington, Kings1.5 
 6. Jackson, United1.4 
 7. Cotton, Wildcats1.3 
 8. Ware, United1.3 
 9. Newley, Kings1.2 
 10. Martin, Hawks1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew James OGILVY
  Hawks
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Ogilvy, Hawks1.5 
 2. McKay, Wildcats1.4 
 3. Pledger, Breakers1.2 
 4. Boone, United1.1 
 5. Whittington, Kings0.9 
 6. Powell, Kings0.8 
 7. Jervis, Bullets0.8 
 8. Carter, Breakers0.7 
 9. Maric, Kings0.7 
 10. Hodgson, 36ers0.7 
Player of the Week

 Casey Prather
  Wildcats
  ( 198-F/G-91 )
  

 Alexander Starling
  N.Adelaide R.
  ( 198-F-89 )
  
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Round 9 (Regular Season)

Big V
Diamond V.E Apr.30 Ringwood H. 78%
Werribee D. 54% Apr.30 Eltham W.
Corio Bay S Apr.30 Hume City 88%
Knox R. 56% Apr.30 Waverley F.
Hawthorn M. Apr.30 Whittlesea C 66%
Hume City Apr.29 Casey C. 53%
Ringwood H. 86% Apr.29 Corio Bay S
Whittlesea C Apr.29 Knox R. 91%
Waverley F. 66% Apr.29 McKinnon C.
Premier League
Eastern M. Apr.29 Sturt S. 93%
Southern T. 83% Apr.29 W.Adelaide B
Woodville W 57% Apr.29 Norwood F.
C.District L Apr.29 N.Adelaide R 70%
Forestville 76% Apr.29 S.Adelaide P
QBL
Ipswich F. 59% Apr.29 Toowoomba M
Brisbane S. 60% Apr.29 Logan T.
Sunshine CR 57% Apr.29 Suncoast PC
Gladstone P 59% Apr.29 Mackay M.
Brisbane C. 60% Apr.29 Gold Coast R
Rockhampton 57% Apr.28 Mackay M.
Cairns M. 60% Apr.28 Townsville H
SBL
Willetton T 65% Apr.30 SW Slammers
Geraldton B 79% Apr.29 Kalamunda E
Joondalup Wo 97% Apr.29 Mandurah M.
E.Perth E. 75% Apr.29 Lakeside L.
Goldfields G Apr.29 Stirling S. 79%
Cockburn C. 52% Apr.29 Perth Redbac
Perth Redbac 85% Apr.28 Perry Lakes
Rockingham F Apr.28 Willetton T 77%
SEABL
Nunawading S 88% Apr.30 Dandenong R
Kilsyth C. 89% Apr.30 Hobart C.
Sandringham 63% Apr.29 Geelong S.
Canberra G. 57% Apr.29 Melbourne T
Albury W.B. 98% Apr.29 Hobart C.
Mt Gambier 99% Apr.28 NW Tasmania
Waratah
Cent.Coast C Apr.30 Sydney Comet 80%
Illawarra H Apr.29 Hornsby S. 80%
Sydney Comet 71% Apr.29 Hills H.
Sutherland S Apr.29 Maitland M. 92%
Newcastle H Apr.29 Cent.Coast C 59%
Abney calls it a career after succumbing to injury - Dec 9, 2012


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Lawrence
Abney
From December 4, 2012.
Larry Abney's (203-F-77, agency: Dream Team Management, college: Fresno St.) basketball career has taken him across the globe for more than a decade but the feeling of flying high above the rim in front of thousands of Townsville Crocodiles fans is one memory that will always stick with him.

The two-time Crocs MVP has called time on his 12-year career on advice from his surgeon, who discovered a small hole in his thigh bone.

Abney had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee last week to clean up cartilage in his knee and sought advice from doctors before making a decision whether he would return to the court.

But the 35-year-old found out on Friday that his dream of helping Townsville to a maiden NBL championship would not be able to come true and he hopes to return to his California home before Christmas.

"I have a hole in my thigh bone in the joint where my knee goes and it will continue to get worse if I continue to try and play at this level and I will eventually need a knee replacement," Abney said.

The import said it was a surprise the knee injury - which has plagued him since his arrival in Townsville - ended his career after never having injured himself worse than a sprained ankle.

"I always pictured if I had a knee injury it would be in a blaze of glory coming off a rim and gripping my knee in pain," Abney said with a laugh.

"But I guess this was something that has built up over years and years of playing and this is the result of it."

The injury is a disappointing end to a successful career for Abney, who has played professionally on six continents for nearly two dozen teams.

"I've got so much to be thankful for and I'm not crying and don't want anyone to cry for me," Abney said.

"It's been an amazing run, way more than I ever set out to do but I did have a vision when I signed with Townsville that more than likely this was going to be my last year regardless. But I did have a vision of coming back and winning a championship with Townsville and going away like that."

He said his stints in Townsville, where he played for two seasons between 2005 and 2007 before returning this year, had been some of his best and he even got a southern cross tattoo on his arm after leaving the first time because he enjoyed it so much.

"I remember being here the first time when we'd sell out The Swamp and just throwing up that Birdman and having a crowd respond to that, you know," Abney said of his trademark post-dunk move.

"It's something that I'll probably never emulate again in my life but definitely I'll have memories of it forever."

Abney was able to let the bird fly once more for the Crocs faithful, dunking during the round six match against the New Zealand Breakers at The Swamp.   




Daniel
Johnson
Daniel Johnson's 32 points make him top Australian player abroad of the week - 1 day ago
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Australians who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is former international power forward Daniel Johnson (210-88). He led Petrochimi to a victory over the third-ranked Chemidor in the Iranian Superleague in Thursday night's game.    [read more]

Dane Pineau
Kings sign Dane Pineau - 3 days ago
Sydney Kings (NBL) signed 23-year old Australian ex-international forward Dane Pineau (206-102kg-94). He just graduated from Saint Mary's College of California (NCAA). Pineau has played there for the last four years. In 33 games he had 6.6ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.1bpg this season. As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it is his first season as a pro. Pineau played in the final of WCC Tournament in 2016. He was also a member of Australian international program for some years. Pinea...   [read more]

Jerry Evans
Sabres ink Jerry Evans, ex Lavrio - 5 days ago
Sandringham Sabres (SEABL) signed 27-year old American forward Jerry Evans (203-95kg-90, college: Nevada). He played most recently at GS Lavrio in Greek A1 league, but left the team in Dec.'15. In 9 games he had 5.9ppg and 2.8rpg last season. Evans won NBA Pro Summer League in Utah championship title and the Supercup. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League 3rd Team in 2015. Evans has played previously professionally in Poland (AZS Koszalin) and Cyprus (Apoel). He attended Universit...   [read more]


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