Ben Madgen (193-G/F-85) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Kings and that's him to receive a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 13. The 27-year old swingman had the game-high 30 points adding five rebounds and three assists for Kings in his team's victory, helping them to edge out 36ers (#7, 5-11) 86-82. Kings maintains the 3rd position in Australian NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Kings will need more victories to improve their 10-7 record. In the team's last game Madgen had a remarkable 64.3% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Kings and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Augusta State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Madgen is league's best scorer averaging so far 19.1ppg. Madgen is in league's top in and averages solid 50.8% FGP.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old guard Rhys Martin (193-G-86) of Hawks. Martin impressed basketball fans with 28 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists. Bad luck as Hawks was edged by the higher-ranked Breakers (#1, 12-3) 78-76. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Hawks still maintains its place in the top 4 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 8-6 record is not bad at all. Martin is well-known by Hawks fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.
The third best performed player last round was American Gary Ervin (183-PG-83) of Crocodiles (#6). Ervin showcased his all-around game by recording 20 points, nine rebounds and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Crocodiles, leading his team to a 75-61 easy win against slightly lower-ranked 36ers (#7, 5-11). The chances of Crocodiles not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 10 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Ervin could try to bring Crocodiles' a little bit higher in the standings. Ervin has individually a great season in Australia. After 14 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.3ppg (2nd best) and assists with 4.6apg (3rd best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Daniel Johnson (212-C-88) of 36ers - 16 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists 5. Will Hudson (206-F/C-89) of Breakers - 14 points and 10 rebounds 6. Kevin Lisch (188-G-86) of Wildcats - 26 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists 7. Adam Gibson (188-PG-86) of 36ers - 22 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists 8. Jesse Wagstaff (203-F-86) of Wildcats - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists 9. Luke Schenscher (216-C-82) of 36ers - 18 points and 2 rebounds 10. Darnell Lazare (203-F-85) of Kings - 13 points, 10 rebounds and 2 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)
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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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