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NBL Standings
 1. 36ers 0-0 
 2. Breakers 0-0 
 3. Bullets 0-0 
 4. Hawks 0-0 
 5. Kings 0-0 
 6. Taipans 0-0 
 7. United 0-0 
 8. Wildcats 0-0 
Last:7/8/2017
State Standings
Big V
 1. Knox R. 16-4 
 2. Ringwood H. 16-4 
 3. Waverley F. 16-4 
 4. Eltham W. 15-5 
 5. Casey C. 11-7 
 6. McKinnon C. 10-9 
 7. Werribee D. 9-10 
 8. Diamond V.E. 7-13 
 9. Hawthorn M. 5-13 
 10. Hume City 5-14 
 11. Corio Bay S. 4-14 
 12. Whittlesea City 1-18 
Premier League
 1. N.Adelaide R. 13-4 
 2. Southern T. 12-5 
 3. Norwood F. 11-6 
 4. W.Adelaide B. 10-6 
 5. Sturt S. 10-7 
 6. Forestville E. 9-7 
 7. S.Adelaide P. 8-9 
 8. Woodville W. 6-11 
 9. C.District L. 3-14 
 10. Eastern M. 2-15 
QBL
 1. Mackay M. 12-2 
 2. Brisbane C. 10-2 
 3. Townsville H. 9-3 
 4. Sunshine CR 8-4 
 5. Cairns M. 8-5 
 6. SW Metro P. 8-5 
 7. Logan T. 8-6 
 8. Brisbane S. 6-7 
 9. Rockhampton 6-8 
 10. Gladstone P. 4-7 
 11. Suncoast PC 3-8 
 12. Ipswich F. 3-10 
 13. Gold Coast R. 3-10 
 14. Toowoomba M. 1-12 
SBL
 1. Willetton T. 19-4 
 2. Joondalup Wolves 19-6 
 3. Geraldton B. 17-6 
 4. Stirling S. 14-9 
 5. Perth R. 14-11 
 6. Cockburn C. 13-9 
 7. SW Slammers 12-9 
 8. Perry Lakes H. 12-11 
 9. Lakeside L. 10-15 
 10. Rockingham F. 9-14 
 11. East Perth E. 8-16 
 12. Goldfields G. 6-16 
 13. Kalamunda E.S. 6-19 
 14. Mandurah M. 4-18 
SEABL-East
 1. Nunawading S. 15-5 
 2. Ballarat M. 13-7 
 3. Dandenong R. 12-8 
 4. Geelong S. 12-9 
 5. Albury W.B. 9-11 
 6. Melbourne T. 6-12 
 7. Canberra G. 4-15 
SEABL-South
 1. Mt Gambier 16-3 
 2. Hobart C. 11-8 
 3. NW Tasmania 11-9 
 4. Sandringham S. 9-10 
 5. Bendigo B. 9-12 
 6. Frankston 8-13 
 7. Kilsyth C. 8-13 
 8. BA CoE 2-10 
WARATAH
 1. Sydney Comets 16-1 
 2. Bankstown B. 13-5 
 3. Hornsby S. 11-7 
 4. Norths Bears 11-7 
 5. Manly Warr. 10-8 
 6. Maitland M. 10-8 
 7. Cent.Coast C. 8-8 
 8. Hills H. 8-10 
 9. Illawarra H. 5-13 
 10. Newcastle H. 3-15 
 11. Sutherland S. 2-15 
Full Standings
Last:7/16/2017
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 

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First Round Schedule
Breakers 57% Oct.8 Taipans
Wildcats 57% Oct.7 Bullets
Kings 57% Oct.7 36ers
Taipans 57% Oct.6 Hawks
36ers 57% Oct.5 United
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Round 21 (Regular Season)

Big V
Casey C. 85% Jul.23 Corio Bay S
Ringwood H. 80% Jul.23 Diamond V.E
Hawthorn M. 57% Jul.23 Hume City
Whittlesea C Jul.23 Werribee D. 75%
Eltham W. 50% Jul.22 Casey C.
Corio Bay S 54% Jul.22 Hawthorn M.
Hume City 70% Jul.22 Whittlesea C
McKinnon C. Jul.22 Knox R. 60%
Werribee D. Jul.22 Waverley F. 76%
Premier League
Eastern M. Jul.22 Southern T. 86%
N.Adelaide R 65% Jul.22 W.Adelaide B
Sturt S. 65% Jul.22 S.Adelaide P
C.District L Jul.22 Norwood F. 79%
Forestville 61% Jul.22 Woodville W
QBL
Sunshine CR Jul.23 Brisbane S. 52%
Logan T. 83% Jul.23 Ipswich F.
Gold Coast R Jul.22 SW Metro P. 79%
Suncoast PC Jul.22 Brisbane S. 64%
Rockhampton Jul.22 Brisbane C. 66%
Cairns M. Jul.22 Gladstone P 51%
Toowoomba M Jul.21 Ipswich F. 55%
Mackay M. 63% Jul.21 Brisbane C.
Townsville H 79% Jul.21 Gladstone P
SBL
Mandurah M. 67% Jul.23 Goldfields G
Cockburn C. 64% Jul.23 Geraldton B
SW Slammers 76% Jul.22 Goldfields G
Stirling S. 65% Jul.22 Geraldton B
Lakeside L. Jul.22 Perry Lakes 51%
E.Perth E. Jul.22 Cockburn C. 59%
Willetton T 60% Jul.22 Joondalup Wo
Perth R. 75% Jul.21 Mandurah M.
Perry Lakes 63% Jul.21 SW Slammers
Rockingham F 74% Jul.21 Kalamunda E
Stirling S. 50% Jul.21 Willetton T
SEABL
Sandringham 82% Jul.22 BA CoE
Nunawading S 63% Jul.22 Albury W.B.
Kilsyth C. Jul.22 Melbourne T 55%
Dandenong R Jul.22 Frankston 52%
NW Tasmania 76% Jul.22 Canberra G.
Bendigo B. Jul.22 Ballarat M. 64%
Melbourne T 76% Jul.22 BA CoE
Hobart C. 65% Jul.21 Canberra G.
Mt Gambier 73% Jul.21 Albury W.B.
Geelong S. 58% Jul.21 Sandringham
Waratah
Sutherland S Jul.23 Manly Warr. 74%
Bankstown B 52% Jul.22 Norths Bears
Hornsby S. 83% Jul.22 Illawarra H
Hills H. Jul.22 Sydney Comet 84%
Cent.Coast C 74% Jul.22 Newcastle H
Maitland M. 78% Jul.22 Sutherland S
Brad Newley selected the top Australian playing abroad in last week's games - Mar 6, 2017


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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Australian players, who play currently abroad.


Brad Newley
Brad Newley
   #1. This week's number one is an international swingman Brad Newley (199-85, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Greece). He contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Promitheas (8-12) 86-67 in the Greek A1 last Saturday. Newley scored 10 points. AEK Athens (16-4) is placed third in the A1. This season Newley averages: 6.0ppg, 1.5rpg, 3FGP: 66.7%. He is currently a member of the Australian senior national team.

Brock Motum
Brock Motum
   #2. Second place goes to an international power forward Brock Motum (208-90, college: Washington St., currently plays in Euroleague). Motum could not help Zalgiris (10-14) in their last game. Despite his good performance the tenth-placed Zalgiris (10-14) lost 67-76 at home to the higher-ranked (#5) Fenerbahce in the group A of Euroleague. Motum scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 26 minutes. Motum has relatively good stats this year: 11.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 2FGP: 59.7%(77-129), 3FGP: 42.2% and FT: 73.2% in 24 games he played so far. He is in the roster of the Australian senior national team.

Matthew Dellavedova
Matthew Dellavedova
   #3. The Australian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Matthew Dellavedova (193-90, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in NBA). Dellavedova led Milwaukee Bucks to a victory against the Los Angeles Clippers (37-25) 112-101 in the NBA in Friday night's game. He scored 15 points and added 8 passes. The Milwaukee Bucks have 28-33 record this season. It's Dellavedova's first year with the team. This year Dellavedova has relatively solid stats: 7.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 5.2apg, 2FGP: 42.4%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 81.6%. He is also a member of the Australian senior national team.

Ben Madgen
Ben Madgen
   #4. Swingman Ben Madgen (193-85, college: Augusta, currently plays in Lithuania) was not able to help Lietkabelis in their game against Dzukija (7-18) in the Lithuanian LKL, despite his good performance last Sunday. Madgen was the second best scorer with 11 points. He also added 5 rebounds in 29 minutes. But Lietkabelis lost 80-89 on the road to the lower-ranked (#8) Dzukija. Madgen has reliable stats this year: 11.5ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.1apg in 25 games. He used to play for the Australian national team back in 2014.

Patrick Mills
Patrick Mills
   #5. International point guard Patrick Mills (183-88, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in NBA) contributed to a 3-point San Antonio Spurs' victory against the New Orleans Pelicans (25-38) 101-98 in the NBA on Friday night. Mills scored 15 points. The San Antonio Spurs have a very good 48-13 record this season. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. Mills is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Spurs' roster. His stats this season are: 9.6ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.3apg. Mills plays currently for the Australian national team.

Dante Exum
Dante Exum
   #6. Point guard Dante Exum (198-95, currently plays in NBA) was not able to secure a victory for the Utah Jazz (39-24) in their game against the Minnesota Timberwolves (25-37) in the NBA, despite his very good performance in Wednesday night's game. He was the top scorer with 15 points. Exum also added 3 passes in 29 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. But the Utah Jazz (39-24) was crushed 107-80 in Minnesota by the Timberwolves. This year Exum's overall stats are: 6.2ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.6apg in 48 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Australian National Team roster.

Daryl Corletto
Daryl Corletto
   #7. Former U22 international guard Daryl Corletto (193-81, currently plays in United Kingdom) couldn't help Plymouth Raiders (12-11) in their game against Sheffield Sharks (14-9) in the British BBL. Despite his very good performance last Sunday Corletto was the top scorer with 24 points. He also added 3 passes. It's Corletto's first season with the team. Corletto has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 17.5ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.7apg and 1.3spg. Corletto used to play for the Australian U22 national team seventeen years ago.

Joe Ingles
Joe Ingles
   #8. Small forward Joe Ingles (203-87, currently plays in NBA) is a teammate of previously mentioned Dante Exum. But that was another game of his team in NBA which we would like to mention. Ingles contributed to an easy victory against the Brooklyn Nets (10-51) 112-97. He scored 12 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 36 minutes. The Utah Jazz has a solid 39-24 record this season. This year Ingles' total stats are: 6.5ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.3apg and 1.2spg in 63 games. He plays currently for the Australian national team.

Jonah Bolden
Jonah Bolden
   #9. Former U19 international forward Jonah Bolden (208-96, college: UCLA, currently plays in ABA League) couldn't help FMP (10-15) in their game against Crvena Zvezda (24-1) in the ABA League. Despite his very good performance in Sunday night's game Bolden was the second best scorer with 15 points. He also added 7 rebounds and 2 blocks. Bolden's team will play only one more game in the ABA League Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Bolden averaged so far 12.5ppg, 7.3rpg and 1.8apg. He used to play for the Australian U19 national team four years ago.

Daniel Dillon
Daniel Dillon
   #10. Guard Daniel Dillon (193-86, college: Arizona, currently plays in Japan) couldn't help Dragonflies (33-9) in their game against Aomori Watts (17-25) in the Japanese B League D2, despite his very good performance last Saturday. Dillon was the second best scorer with 15 points. He also added 6 rebounds and 6 assists in a mere 15 minutes. But Dragonflies (#2) were edged 74-71 in Aomori by the lower-ranked (#4) Watts in the West group. Dillon's stats this year are: 12.0ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.4apg in 41 games. He is a former international player as eight years ago he still played for the Australian senior national team.

   #11. International center Aron Baynes (208-86, college: Washington St., currently plays in NBA) contributed to a Detroit Pistons' victory against the Portland Trail Blazers 120-113 in the NBA on Tuesday night. Baynes scored 9 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Baynes has averaged so far 4.6ppg and 4.0rpg. He plays currently for the Australian national team.

   #12. Former U19 international forward Lewis Thomas (203-92, college: W.Oregon, currently plays in United Kingdom) couldn't help Glasgow Rocks in their game against Scorchers in the British BBL. Despite his good performance last Sunday He scored 12 points, had 7 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Thomas has averaged so far 8.3ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.5apg. He used to play for the Australian U19 national team back in 2011.

   #13. Former U18 international center Jordan Vandenberg (216-90, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in Japan) led Nishinomiya Storks to a victory over the sixth-ranked Kagoshima crushing them 92-71 in the Japanese B League D2 on Friday night. Vandenberg was MVP of the game. He recorded 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 22 minutes. Vandenberg averaged so far 10.4ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.1apg and 1.6bpg in 32 games. He used to play for the Australian U18 national team nine years ago.

   #14. International forward Ryan Broekhoff (200-90, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in EuroCup) managed to help Lokomotiv Kuban to win against the closely-ranked Zenit crushing them 75-52 in the Eurocup in Tuesday night's game. Broekhoff recorded only 4 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Broekhoff has averaged so far 6.3ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.1apg. He plays currently for the Australian national team.

   #15. Former U22 international forward Nick Duncan (203-95, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Boise St. win their game against the U.S. Air Force Academy crushing them 98-70 in the NCAA on Saturday night. Duncan recorded 23 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Duncan has averaged so far 8.9ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.8apg. He used to play for the Australian U22 national team two years ago.


The list of other players, who all have Australian passport but never been selected to any of Australian national teams:

   #1. Kyrie Irving (190-G-92, college: Duke, currently plays in NBA) led Cleveland Cavaliers to a victory over the Atlanta Hawks (34-28) 135-130 in the NBA in Friday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Irving scored 43 points (!!!), made 9 passes and 4 steals (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) in 36 minutes. The Cleveland Cavaliers have a solid 42-19 record this season. It's Irving's sixth year with the team. He has individually a very good year with high stats. Irving averages: 25.0ppg, 3.2rpg, 5.9apg and 1.3spg in 54 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Irving has never played in Australia.

   #2. Xavier Cooks (203-G/F-95, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to a 3-point Winthrop's victory against the Gardner-Webb University (11-7) 80-77 in the NCAA in Friday night's game. Cooks had a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 15 rebounds. He also added 6 blocks (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) in 34 minutes. The Winthrop University has quite an impressive 15-3 conference record this season. The Regular Season already ended in the NCAA. Cooks has very impressive stats this year: 16.2ppg, 9.0rpg, 2.7apg and 1.8bpg in 31 games.

   #3. Thomas Ammar (199-G/F-87, college: Mars Hill, currently plays in Lebanon) could not help Mayrouba (3-11) in their last game. Despite Ammar's good performance the bottom-ranked Mayrouba was badly defeated 96-77 on the road by the leading Homenetmen. He had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 13 rebounds. Ammar also added 3 assists in 32 minutes. It was Mayrouba's sixth consecutive loss in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Ammar has averaged so far 6.8ppg, 5.9rpg, 2.0apg and 1.2spg in 13 games. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and Lebanese.

   #4. Deng Adel (201-F-97, currently studies in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to help the Louisville (9-4) in their last game. Despite Adel's very good performance the Louisville lost 81-88 at home to the Wake Forest University. He recorded 22 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in 40 minutes. The Regular Season already ended in the NCAA. Adel averaged so far 11.8ppg, 4.5rpg and 2.1apg in 29 games. He is another player who holds two passports: South Sudanese and Australian.

   #5. Matt Donlan (201-F, is currently at the American university) contributed to an easy victory against the Cleveland State University (7-7) 84-69 in the NCAA in Friday night's game. Donlan scored 24 points and grabbed 4 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). The Youngstown State University has 6-10 conference record this season. The Regular Season already ended in the NCAA. Donlan has averaged so far 9.3ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.7apg.

   #6. Jock Landale (211-C, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the University of Portland crushing them 81-58 in the NCAA last Saturday. He had a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 12 rebounds in 31 minutes. Landale has very impressive stats this year: 16.8ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.7apg and 1.2bpg in 29 games.

   #7. Timothy Kearney (202-F/G-86, currently plays in Sweden) contributed to a BC Lulea's victory against the sixth-ranked Norrkoping Dolphins 81-70 in the Swedish Basketligan on Monday night. He scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Kearney has averaged so far 4.8ppg and 2.8rpg. He has both Australian and Swedish nationalities.

   #8. Duop Reath (208-F-96, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to secure a victory for the LSU (1-12) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Reath's good performance the LSU was defeated 88-76 on their home court in Baton Rouge by the Mississippi State University. He recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting the same number of rebounds. Reath also added 2 blocks. Reath averaged so far 12.2ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.4bpg. He also holds two passports: Australian and South Sudanese.

   #9. Thon Maker (216-C/F-97, college: High School, currently plays in NBA) couldn't help the Milwaukee Bucks in their game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA. Maker recorded 6 points in only 9 minutes. His team lost 95-102 in the NBA. Maker has averaged so far 3.5ppg and 1.7rpg in 35 games. He has Australian and South Sudanese nationalities.

   #10. Liam Thomas (213-F, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA couldn't help the one of league's weakest teams Nicholls St. (6-11) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Thomas' good performance the Nicholls St. was defeated 87-75 on their home court in Thibodaux by the Lamar University. He recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 11 rebounds. Thomas also added 6 assists and 9 blocks. Thomas has averaged so far 7.8ppg, 6.4rpg, 2.1apg and 4.2bpg.   




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