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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. Ringwood H. 9-2 
 2. Knox R. 9-3 
 3. Waverley F. 8-3 
 4. Eltham W. 7-3 
 5. Werribee D. 6-4 
 6. Casey C. 5-5 
 7. McKinnon C. 5-5 
 8. Hume City 4-6 
 9. Hawthorn M. 3-6 
 10. Corio Bay S. 3-7 
 11. Diamond V.E. 3-9 
 12. Whittlesea City 1-10 
Premier League
 1. N.Adelaide R. 6-1 
 2. Forestville E. 6-1 
 3. Sturt S. 5-2 
 4. Southern T. 5-2 
 5. Norwood F. 3-4 
 6. W.Adelaide B. 3-4 
 7. S.Adelaide P. 2-5 
 8. Woodville W. 2-5 
 9. C.District L. 2-5 
 10. Eastern M. 1-6 
QBL
 1. Brisbane C. 3-0 
 2. Cairns M. 3-1 
 3. Ipswich F. 3-1 
 4. Mackay M. 2-0 
 5. Sunshine CR 2-0 
 6. Gold Coast R. 2-2 
 7. Rockhampton 2-2 
 8. Brisbane S. 1-2 
 9. Toowoomba M. 1-2 
 10. Townsville H. 1-2 
 11. Logan T. 1-3 
 12. Gladstone P. 0-1 
 13. Suncoast PC 0-2 
 14. SW Metro P. 0-3 
SBL
 1. Willetton T. 11-2 
 2. Geraldton B. 11-2 
 3. Perth R. 9-4 
 4. Joondalup Wolves 8-3 
 5. SW Slammers 6-5 
 6. Lakeside L. 6-6 
 7. Cockburn C. 6-7 
 8. East Perth E. 6-7 
 9. Rockingham F. 6-8 
 10. Stirling S. 5-5 
 11. Perry Lakes H. 5-8 
 12. Goldfields G. 4-7 
 13. Kalamunda E.S. 3-12 
 14. Mandurah M. 1-11 
SEABL-East
 1. Nunawading S. 10-2 
 2. Geelong S. 7-3 
 3. Ballarat M. 7-3 
 4. Dandenong R. 7-5 
 5. Albury W.B. 5-6 
 6. Melbourne T. 3-7 
 7. Canberra G. 1-8 
SEABL-South
 1. Mt Gambier 9-1 
 2. Hobart C. 8-2 
 3. Bendigo B. 6-7 
 4. Kilsyth C. 5-6 
 5. Sandringham S. 4-6 
 6. NW Tasmania 3-7 
 7. Frankston 2-9 
 8. BA CoE 1-6 
WARATAH
 1. Sydney Comets 10-1 
 2. Hornsby S. 8-4 
 3. Maitland M. 7-4 
 4. Bankstown B. 6-4 
 5. Manly Warr. 6-5 
 6. Hills H. 6-6 
 7. Norths Bears 5-5 
 8. Cent.Coast C. 5-6 
 9. Illawarra H. 4-6 
 10. Newcastle H. 2-9 
 11. Sutherland S. 1-10 
Full Standings
Last:5/21/2017
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 )
  

 Dwayne Benjamin
  Geraldton B.
  ( 201-F-93 )
  

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Round 13 (Regular Season)

Big V
Hume City 50% May.28 Werribee D.
Whittlesea C May.28 Eltham W. 91%
Casey C. 52% May.27 Knox R.
Diamond V.E May.27 Hume City 51%
Eltham W. 72% May.27 McKinnon C.
Corio Bay S 80% May.27 Whittlesea C
Ringwood H. 64% May.27 Waverley F.
Werribee D. 58% May.27 Hawthorn M.
Premier League
Eastern M. 60% May.27 S.Adelaide P
N.Adelaide R 61% May.27 Southern T.
Sturt S. 69% May.27 Norwood F.
W.Adelaide B May.27 Forestville 71%
C.District L 70% May.27 Woodville W
QBL
SW Metro P. May.28 Mackay M. 98%
Logan T. May.27 Gold Coast R 53%
Brisbane S. May.27 Brisbane C. 90%
Rockhampton 64% May.27 Townsville H
Sunshine CR 53% May.27 Cairns M.
Toowoomba M May.27 Mackay M. 79%
Ipswich F. 56% May.26 Mackay M.
Suncoast PC May.26 Cairns M. 94%
Gladstone P May.26 Townsville H 89%
SBL
Cockburn C. May.28 Lakeside L. 51%
Geraldton B 73% May.27 Rockingham F
Joondalup Wo 82% May.27 Perry Lakes
Goldfields G May.27 SW Slammers 59%
Kalamunda E 63% May.27 Mandurah M.
E.Perth E. 57% May.27 Stirling S.
Perth R. May.26 Willetton T 61%
Lakeside L. 66% May.26 E.Perth E.
Mandurah M. May.26 Joondalup Wo 91%
Stirling S. 76% May.26 Kalamunda E
SEABL
Kilsyth C. May.28 Bendigo B. 57%
Canberra G. May.27 Geelong S. 86%
Albury W.B. 65% May.27 Frankston
Dandenong R 60% May.27 Sandringham
Ballarat M. 84% May.27 Melbourne T
NW Tasmania May.27 Nunawading S 83%
Hobart C. 59% May.26 Nunawading S
BA CoE May.26 Frankston 57%
Mt Gambier 86% May.26 Kilsyth C.
Geelong S. 82% May.26 NW Tasmania
Waratah
Hornsby S. 89% May.27 Newcastle H
Illawarra H May.27 Manly Warr. 53%
Maitland M. May.27 Bankstown B 55%
Sutherland S May.27 Cent.Coast C 82%
Hills H. 50% May.27 Norths Bears
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.   




Nelson
Kahler
Itzehoe tabs Nelson Kahler - 2 days ago
Itzehoe Eagles (ProB) inked Australian center Nelson Kahler (206-104kg, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo). He just graduated from Colorado State-Pueblo (NCAA2). In 23 games he averaged 12.7ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.5apg and 3.3bpg last season. A very good year in his career as he was awarded All-RMAC Defensive Player of the Year and selected to All-RMAC 1st Team. The previous (2016) summer Kahler played at Maroochydore Clippers in Australian QBL where in 15 games he had 8.3ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.9bpg in 2016...   [read more]

Dwayne
Benjamin
Benjamin's double-double lands him State League Player of the Week award - 3 days ago
23-year old forward Dwayne Benjamin (201-F-93) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Geraldton B. and receives a Australiabasket.com State League Player of the Week award for round 11. He had a double-double of 42 points and 16 rebounds, while his team edged out Perth R. (#4, 8-3) 117-113. Geraldton B. is placed at 2nd position in their group in Australian State League. They are still close to the very top. Geraldton B. would have been even better if they kept winning...   [read more]

Demond Watt
Gries/Oberhoffen could sign Demond Watt - 4 days ago
Gries/Oberhoffen BC (NM1) is about to agree terms with 28-year old American forward Demond Watt (200-89, college: Texas A&M-CC) who currently plays atRockhampton Rockets in Australia. In four QBL games he had 12.0ppg, 8.3rpg, 4.5apg and 2.3bpg this season. This season Watt played at Angers BCin France. He is quite experienced player. Watt has played in six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally...   [read more]


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State Leagues Round-Up - 4 days ago  
Ryan Broekhoff's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Australians playing currently abroad: - 7 days ago  
Al Rayyan signs Luke Nevill for GCC !! - 11 days ago  
Ray Turner claims Australian State League weekly honour - 11 days ago  
Dexter Kernich-Drew is a newcomer at Flames - 13 days ago  
Brock Motum selected the top Australian playing abroad in last week's games - 14 days ago  
Bullets add Holt to their roster, ex CEZ Nymburk - 15 days ago  
Stirling Senators sign Andrew Naymick, ex Toyota Alvark - 17 days ago  
Chris Fowler agreed terms with Rockhampton - 18 days ago  
Rob Brandenberg (ex Naron) signs at Suns - 18 days ago  
Australian State League round 9 best performance: Majok Deng - 19 days ago  
Jonah Bolden's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Australians playing currently abroad: - 21 days ago  
Sanders' 40-point game gives him State League Player of the Week award - 24 days ago  
Townsville Heat adds Anderson to their roster, ex Cheshire P. - 25 days ago  
Daniel Johnson's 32 points make him top Australian player abroad of the week - 28 days ago  
Kings sign Dane Pineau - 30 days ago  
Sabres ink Jerry Evans, ex Lavrio - 1 month ago  
Daniel Johnson selected the top Australian playing abroad in last week's games - 1 month ago  
Azad inks Andrew James Ogilvy, ex Hawks - 1 month ago  
Alexander Starling claims Australian State League weekly honour - 1 month ago  
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