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 7. Hawks 5-8 
 8. Kings 3-12 
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 12. Whittlesea City 3-19 
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 6. S.Adelaide P. 9-9 
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 8. Woodville W. 7-11 
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 10. Eastern M. 2-16 
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 4. Cairns M. 11-6 
 5. SW Metro P. 11-6 
 6. Sunshine CR 10-7 
 7. Logan T. 9-8 
 8. Rockhampton 8-9 
 9. Brisbane S. 8-9 
 10. Gold Coast R. 6-11 
 11. Suncoast PC 5-10 
 12. Gladstone P. 5-11 
 13. Ipswich F. 4-13 
 14. Toowoomba M. 1-16 
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 2. Joondalup Wolves 20-6 
 3. Geraldton B. 19-7 
 4. Perth R. 16-10 
 5. SW Slammers 15-11 
 6. Stirling S. 15-11 
 7. Cockburn C. 15-11 
 8. Perry Lakes H. 12-14 
 9. Lakeside L. 12-14 
 10. Rockingham F. 11-15 
 11. East Perth E. 8-18 
 12. Goldfields G. 8-18 
 13. Kalamunda E.S. 7-19 
 14. Mandurah M. 4-22 
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 2. Nunawading S. 17-7 
 3. Geelong S. 16-8 
 4. Sandringham S. 11-13 
 5. Kilsyth C. 11-13 
 6. Albury W.B. 9-15 
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 2. Hobart C. 16-8 
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 7. Maitland M. 11-9 
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 9. Illawarra H. 5-15 
 10. Newcastle H. 3-17 
 11. Sutherland S. 3-17 
Last:9/3/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Bryce COTTON
  Wildcats
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Cotton, Wildcats19.1 
 2. Clarke, Hawks18.9 
 3. Conger, Hawks18.6 
 4. Prather, United18.0 
 5. Ellis, Kings17.4 
 6. Johnson, 36ers16.7 
 7. Buford, Bullets16.4 
 8. Tokoto, Wildcats16.3 
 9. Sosa, Breakers14.9 
 10. Trice, Bullets14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh BOONE
  United
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Boone, United10.2 
 2. Buford, Bullets8.0 
 3. Ogilvy, Hawks6.8 
 4. Johnson, 36ers6.6 
 5. Walker, Wildcats6.2 
 6. McCarron, Taipans6.1 
 7. Tyler, Kings5.9 
 8. Conger, Hawks5.9 
 9. Pledger, Breakers5.8 
 10. Tokoto, Wildcats5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Travis TRICE
  Bullets
  (183-PG-93)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Trice, Bullets5.2 
 2. Ware, United5.2 
 3. Shorter, 36ers4.4 
 4. Cadee, Kings4.0 
 5. Sosa, Breakers3.8 
 6. Newbill, Breakers3.6 
 7. Martin, Wildcats3.5 
 8. Newley, Kings3.5 
 9. Tokoto, Wildcats3.2 
 10. Gibson, Bullets3.1 
Steals Per Game
 JP TOKOTO
  Wildcats
  (198-F-93)
  Avg: 2
 1. Tokoto, Wildcats2.0 
 2. Martin, Wildcats1.7 
 3. Prather, United1.6 
 4. Newbill, Breakers1.5 
 5. McCarron, Taipans1.4 
 6. Trice, Bullets1.3 
 7. Leslie, Kings1.3 
 8. Cotton, Wildcats1.3 
 9. Buford, Bullets1.2 
 10. Creek, 36ers1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew James OGILVY
  Hawks
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Ogilvy, Hawks1.7 
 2. Abercrombie, Break.1.5 
 3. Pledger, Breakers1.1 
 4. Buford, Bullets1.1 
 5. Tyler, Kings1.1 
 6. Humphries, Kings0.9 
 7. Egwu, Taipans0.8 
 8. Boone, United0.8 
 9. Loe, Breakers0.7 
 10. Tokoto, Wildcats0.7 

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Aron Baynes' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Australians playing currently abroad: - Mar 20, 2017


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We bring you last week's top performances from Australians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.


Aron Baynes
Aron Baynes
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Aron Baynes (208-86, college: Washington St., currently plays in NBA). Baynes led Detroit Pistons to an easy victory against the Phoenix Suns (22-48) 112-95 in the NBA on Sunday night. He had a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 17 rebounds in a mere 18 minutes on the court. The Detroit Pistons have 33-36 record this season. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. This year Baynes averages: 4.8ppg, 4.3rpg, 2FGP: 50.6% and FT: 84.5% in 66 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and New Zealand. Baynes is currently a member of the Australian senior national team.

Patrick Mills
Patrick Mills
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Patrick Mills (183-88, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in NBA). He was the major contributor in a San Antonio Spurs' victory against the Atlanta Hawks (37-32) 107-99 in the NBA in Monday night's game. Mills scored 15 points and added 9 passes. The San Antonio Spurs have quite an impressive 53-16 record this season. It's Mills' fifth year with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 9.8ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.5apg, 2FGP: 47.9%, 3FGP: 41.3% and FT: 84.1%. Mills is in the roster of the Australian senior national team.

Joe Ingles
Joe Ingles
   #3. The Australian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international small forward Joe Ingles (203-87, currently plays in NBA). He led Utah Jazz to a victory against the Los Angeles Clippers (41-29) 114-108 in the NBA last Monday. Ingles scored 18 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 26 minutes. The Utah Jazz has a solid 43-27 record this season. This year Ingles' overall stats are: 6.9ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.5apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 49.6%, 3FGP: 44.3% and FT: 79.6% in 70 games. He is also a member of the Australian senior national team.

Brock Motum
Brock Motum
   #4. Power forward Brock Motum (208-90, college: Washington St., currently plays in Euroleague) contributed to a 2-point Zalgiris' victory against the league outsider Unics Kazan (7-19) 82-80 in the Euroleague on Friday night. Motum scored 10 points. B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (12-14) is placed tenth in the Euroleague. There are only four games left until the end of the Euroleague Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This season Motum has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg and 3.5rpg. He is also Australian national team player.

Deng Deng
Deng Deng
   #5. Former U22 international forward Deng Deng (203-92, college: Baylor, currently plays in Lebanon) could not help Tadamon (1-6) in their last game. Despite Deng's very good performance Tadamon lost 77-90 at home to the lower-ranked (#7) Sagesse. He was the top scorer with 23 points. Deng also added 8 rebounds and 2 blocks in 37 minutes. It was his first game for Tadamon this season; not bad, considering it's only his second season in pro basketball. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Deng is another player who holds two passports: Australian and South Sudanese. He used to play for the Australian U22 national team two years ago.

Brad Newley
Brad Newley
   #6. Swingman Brad Newley (199-85, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Greece) contributed to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked Koroivos (7-15) crushing them 89-63 in the Greek A1 last Saturday. Newley recorded 8 points. AEK Athens (17-5) is placed third in the A1. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Newley's total stats this season are: 6.0ppg and 1.5rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Australian National Team roster.

Ben Madgen
Ben Madgen
   #7. Former international swingman Ben Madgen (193-85, college: Augusta, currently plays in Lithuania) was not able to help Lietkabelis in their game against Juventus (15-12) in the Lithuanian LKL. Madgen scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 26 minutes. Lietkabelis was edged 74-72 on the road by the lower-ranked (#6) Juventus. It's Madgen's first season with the team. He has reliable stats this year: 11.2ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.1apg in 27 games. Madgen used to play for the Australian national team three years ago.

Matthew Dellavedova
Matthew Dellavedova
   #8. Guard Matthew Dellavedova (193-90, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in NBA) contributed to a 1-point Milwaukee Bucks' victory against the Los Angeles Clippers (41-29) 97-96 in the NBA in Wednesday night's game. He scored 12 points and added 3 passes. The Milwaukee Bucks have 34-35 record this season. Dellavedova's stats this year are: 7.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 4.9apg. He plays currently for the Australian national team.

Daniel Dillon
Daniel Dillon
   #9. Former international guard Daniel Dillon (193-86, college: Arizona, currently plays in Japan) contributed to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Iwate Big Bulls (10-36) crushing them 98-66 in the Japanese B League D2 on Sunday night. He recorded 16 points and grabbed 6 rebounds (made all of his five free throws). Hiroshima Dragonflies (36-10) are placed second in West group. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. Dillon averaged so far 12.1ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.5apg. He used to play for the Australian national team eight years ago.

Mitchell McCarron
Mitchell McCarron
   #10. Guard Mitchell McCarron (191-92, college: Metro St., currently plays in New Zealand) contributed to Rangers' victory against the fifth-ranked Rams (1-1) 114-107 in the New Zealand NBL in Saturday night's game. McCarron recorded 28 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 6 assists in 38 minutes. It was his first game for Rangers this season. His team are placed first in the NBL. But the season just started, so everything may happen. McCarron is a former U22 international player as two years ago he still played for the Australian national team.

   #11. International point guard Dante Exum (198-95, currently plays in NBA) is a teammate of previously mentioned Joe Ingles. But that was another game of his team in NBA which we would like to mention. Exum contributed to an Utah Jazz's victory against the Detroit Pistons 97-83. He scored 7 points and added 4 passes in 23 minutes. This year Exum's total stats are: 6.5ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.6apg in 55 games. He plays currently for the Australian national team.

   #12. Former U18 international center Jordan Vandenberg (216-90, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in Japan) contributed to an easy victory against the leader Toyotsu FE crushing them 88-67 in the Japanese B League D2 in Sunday night's game. Vandenberg scored 9 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Vandenberg has averaged so far 9.9ppg, 9.1rpg, 1.1apg and 1.6bpg. He used to play for the Australian U18 national team back in 2008.

   #13. Former international guard Jason Cadee (186-91, currently plays in Greece) was not able to secure a victory for Kymis (7-15) in their last game. Despite Cadee's good performance Kymis was badly defeated 88-71 in Thessaloniki by the higher-ranked (#8) PAOK. He recorded 10 points in 23 minutes. Cadee averaged so far 14.0ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.3apg and 1.8spg in four games. He used to play for the Australian national team eight years ago.

   #14. Former U22 international forward Dan Trist (206-92, college: Lafayette, currently plays in Denmark) contributed to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked SISU crushing them 98-61 in the Danish Ligaen on Thursday night. Trist had a double-double by scoring 10 points and getting the same number of rebounds in 21 minutes. Trist averaged so far 12.7ppg and 6.5rpg in 22 games. He used to play for the Australian U22 national team back in 2015.

   #15. International forward Ryan Broekhoff (200-90, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in EuroCup) couldn't help Lokomotiv in their game against Unicaja Malaga in the Eurocup. Broekhoff cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points. His team was defeated 74-63. Broekhoff has averaged so far 5.9ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.1apg. He is also in the roster of the Australian national team.


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 Los Angeles Lakers (20-50) 125-120 in the NBA in Sunday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Irving scored 46 points (!!!) and added 3 passes (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!) in 38 minutes. The Cleveland Cavaliers have a solid 46-23 record this season. It's Irving's sixth year with the team. He has individually a very good year with high stats. Irving averages: 25.5ppg, 3.3rpg, 5.8apg and 1.2spg in 61 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Irving has never played in Australia.

   #2. Nathan Sobey (190-G-90, college: Wyoming, currently plays in Greece) was the main contributor in PAOK's victory against the 12th-ranked Kymis (7-15) 88-71 in the Greek A1 last Saturday. He was MVP of the game. Sobey recorded 25 points and added 3 passes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. PAOK Thessaloniki (12-10) is placed fifth in the A1. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This season Sobey has very high stats. He averages: 19.5ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg.

   #3. Josh Duinker (209-F/C-89, college: Richmond, currently plays in New Zealand) was the major contributor in Saints' victory against the league outsider Hawks (0-2) crushing them 107-84 in the New Zealand NBL last Friday. Duinker had a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 6 assists in 33 minutes. It was his first game for Saints this season. His team are placed fourth in the NBL. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Duinker has a dual citizenship: Dutch and Australian.

   #4. Thon Maker (216-C/F-97, college: High School, currently plays in NBA). He could not help the Milwaukee Bucks (34-35) to beat the Golden State Warriors (55-14). Maker scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. But the Milwaukee Bucks (34-35) were crushed 117-92 on the road by the Golden State Warriors. Maker's total stats this season are: 3.5ppg and 1.7rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Australian and South Sudanese.

   #5. Xavier Cooks (203-G/F-95, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to help the Winthrop (16-3) in their last game. Despite Cooks' very good performance the Winthrop lost 64-76 at home to the Butler University. He scored 23 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 36 minutes. The National Tournament Round 1 already ended in the NCAA. Cooks has very impressive stats this year: 16.5ppg, 9.1rpg, 2.8apg and 1.7bpg in 33 games.

   #6. James Hunter (208-C-92, college: S.Dakota, currently plays in New Zealand) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Giants crushing them 96-58 in the New Zealand NBL on Thursday night. He recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 11 rebounds. Hunter also added and 3 steals. It was his first game for Sharks this season.

   #7. Jock Landale (211-C, currently studies in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to secure a victory for the St.Mary's, CA (16-2) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Landale's very good performance the St.Mary's, CA was defeated 69-60 on their home court in Moraga by the University of Arizona. He recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 11 rebounds. Landale also added 4 assists. This season Landale has very high stats. He averages: 16.9ppg, 9.5rpg, 1.7apg and 1.2bpg.

   #8. Joseph Acuil (213-F-94, is currently at the American university) contributed to an Baylor's surprising victory against the New Mexico State University 91-73 in the NCAA National Tournament Round 1 in Friday night's game. Acuil scored 16 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 25 minutes. Acuil has averaged so far 9.4ppg, 6.9rpg and 2.6bpg in 33 games. He has both Australian and Sudanese nationalities.

   #9. Deng Adel (201-F-97, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA couldn't help the Louisville (12-6) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Adel's very good performance the Louisville was defeated 73-69 in Ann Arbor by the University of Michigan. He scored 16 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Adel averaged so far 12.0ppg, 4.4rpg and 2.1apg. He also holds two passports: South Sudanese and Australian.

   #10. Thomas Ammar (199-G/F-87, college: Mars Hill, currently plays in Lebanon) couldn't help Mayrouba in their game against Louaize in the Lebanese Pepsi LBL. Ammar recorded 6 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists in 40 minutes. His team lost 81-91. Ammar has averaged so far 7.1ppg, 6.5rpg and 2.0apg in 15 games. He has Australian and Lebanese nationalities.   



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