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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. Waverley F. 13-4 
 2. Knox R. 12-4 
 3. Ringwood H. 12-4 
 4. Eltham W. 11-4 
 5. Werribee D. 9-7 
 6. Casey C. 8-7 
 7. McKinnon C. 7-7 
 8. Hawthorn M. 5-9 
 9. Diamond V.E. 5-11 
 10. Hume City 5-11 
 11. Corio Bay S. 4-10 
 12. Whittlesea City 1-14 
Premier League
 1. N.Adelaide R. 10-3 
 2. Forestville E. 9-4 
 3. Southern T. 8-5 
 4. Norwood F. 8-5 
 5. W.Adelaide B. 8-5 
 6. Sturt S. 7-6 
 7. S.Adelaide P. 6-7 
 8. Woodville W. 5-8 
 9. C.District L. 2-10 
 10. Eastern M. 1-11 
QBL
 1. Mackay M. 9-1 
 2. Cairns M. 8-2 
 3. Brisbane C. 7-1 
 4. Sunshine CR 6-1 
 5. Townsville H. 6-3 
 6. SW Metro P. 5-4 
 7. Brisbane S. 5-5 
 8. Logan T. 4-6 
 9. Rockhampton 3-6 
 10. Ipswich F. 3-7 
 11. Gold Coast R. 3-7 
 12. Suncoast PC 2-6 
 13. Gladstone P. 1-6 
 14. Toowoomba M. 1-8 
SBL
 1. Geraldton B. 16-2 
 2. Willetton T. 15-3 
 3. Joondalup Wolves 13-6 
 4. Perth R. 12-6 
 5. Cockburn C. 11-8 
 6. SW Slammers 10-6 
 7. Stirling S. 8-9 
 8. Perry Lakes H. 8-10 
 9. Lakeside L. 8-11 
 10. Rockingham F. 8-12 
 11. East Perth E. 7-13 
 12. Goldfields G. 6-11 
 13. Kalamunda E.S. 6-16 
 14. Mandurah M. 2-17 
SEABL-East
 1. Nunawading S. 13-4 
 2. Ballarat M. 11-5 
 3. Dandenong R. 10-6 
 4. Geelong S. 10-6 
 5. Albury W.B. 8-8 
 6. Melbourne T. 3-12 
 7. Canberra G. 1-14 
SEABL-South
 1. Mt Gambier 13-2 
 2. Hobart C. 10-5 
 3. Bendigo B. 9-8 
 4. NW Tasmania 8-8 
 5. Sandringham S. 7-9 
 6. Kilsyth C. 7-10 
 7. Frankston 5-12 
 8. BA CoE 2-8 
WARATAH
 1. Sydney Comets 12-1 
 2. Bankstown B. 11-4 
 3. Maitland M. 9-6 
 4. Norths Bears 9-6 
 5. Hornsby S. 9-7 
 6. Manly Warr. 8-7 
 7. Hills H. 8-8 
 8. Cent.Coast C. 7-7 
 9. Illawarra H. 5-9 
 10. Newcastle H. 2-13 
 11. Sutherland S. 1-13 
Full Standings
Last:6/26/2017
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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Round 18 (Regular Season)

Big V
Knox R. 88% Jul.2 Corio Bay S
Werribee D. 59% Jul.2 Casey C.
Whittlesea C Jul.2 Waverley F. 94%
Hawthorn M. Jul.1 Knox R. 80%
Hume City Jul.1 Ringwood H. 72%
Casey C. 61% Jul.1 Diamond V.E
Corio Bay S Jul.1 Eltham W. 81%
McKinnon C. 55% Jul.1 Werribee D.
Premier League
S.Adelaide P Jul.2 Forestville 59%
N.Adelaide R 93% Jul.1 C.District L
Sturt S. 80% Jul.1 Eastern M.
W.Adelaide B 65% Jul.1 Southern T.
Norwood F. 71% Jul.1 Woodville W
QBL
Suncoast PC 63% Jul.2 Toowoomba M
Gold Coast R 68% Jul.2 Rockhampton
Mackay M. Jul.2 Cairns M. 51%
SW Metro P. 74% Jul.1 Rockhampton
Sunshine CR 94% Jul.1 Toowoomba M
Townsville H Jul.1 Cairns M. 53%
Brisbane S. Jun.30 Sunshine CR 61%
Logan T. 71% Jun.30 Rockhampton
Brisbane C. 89% Jun.30 Ipswich F.
SBL
Stirling S. 59% Jul.2 Goldfields G
Willetton T Jul.2 Geraldton B 54%
Lakeside L. Jul.2 Joondalup Wo 53%
Perth R. 66% Jul.1 Cockburn C.
SW Slammers 73% Jul.1 Rockingham F
Joondalup Wo 73% Jul.1 Goldfields G
Mandurah M. Jul.1 Perry Lakes 81%
E.Perth E. Jul.1 Geraldton B 85%
Perry Lakes Jun.30 Perth R. 54%
Stirling S. 72% Jun.30 E.Perth E.
Willetton T 81% Jun.30 Kalamunda E
SEABL
Kilsyth C. 68% Jul.2 Albury W.B.
Dandenong R 51% Jul.1 Bendigo B.
Melbourne T Jul.1 Frankston 59%
NW Tasmania 66% Jul.1 Geelong S.
Sandringham 69% Jul.1 Albury W.B.
Canberra G. Jul.1 Nunawading S 94%
Mt Gambier 52% Jul.1 Ballarat M.
BA CoE 78% Jun.30 Canberra G.
Hobart C. 73% Jun.30 Geelong S.
Waratah
Bankstown B 67% Jul.1 Cent.Coast C
Manly Warr. 90% Jul.1 Sutherland S
Norths Bears 62% Jul.1 Illawarra H
Hornsby S. Jul.1 Maitland M. 58%
Newcastle H Jul.1 Sydney Comet 95%
Ben Madgen selected the top Australian playing abroad in last week's games - Apr 3, 2017


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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Australians who are currently playing abroad.


Ben Madgen
Ben Madgen
   #1. This week's number one is former international swingman Ben Madgen (193-85, college: Augusta, currently plays in Lithuania). Madgen could not help Lietkabelis (21-9) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his very good performance Lietkabelis was defeated 85-80 at home by the league outsider Siauliai (#10). Madgen was the second best scorer with 15 points. He also added 4 rebounds and dished 6 assists. Madgen has relatively good stats this season: 11.5ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.4apg, 2FGP: 52.3% and FT: 86.6%. He played for the Australian senior national team three years ago.

Brock Motum
Brock Motum
   #2. Second place goes to an international power forward Brock Motum (208-90, college: Washington St., currently plays in Lithuania). Motum led Zalgiris to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked P.Zvaigzdes (12-17) crushing them 94-70 in the Lithuanian LKL in Sunday night's game. He scored 13 points. B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (26-3) is placed first in the LKL. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This season Motum averages: 9.7ppg, 2.4rpg, 2FGP: 58.1%(68-117) and FT: 85.7%. He 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). Ingles led Utah Jazz to a victory against the New Orleans Pelicans (33-44) 108-100 in the NBA last Monday. He scored 19 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 35 minutes. The Utah Jazz has a solid 47-30 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Ingles has relatively solid stats: 7.1ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.7apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 46.8%, 3FGP: 44.8% and FT: 74.2% in 77 games he played so far. He is also a member of the Australian senior national team.

Jordan Vandenberg
Jordan Vandenberg
   #4. Center Jordan Vandenberg (216-90, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in Japan) was the major contributor in a Nishinomiya Storks' victory against the sixth-ranked Shinshu BW (12-39) crushing them 94-62 in the Japanese B League D2 on Sunday night. Vandenberg recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 15 rebounds. He also added 3 blocks; not bad, considering it's only Vandenberg's third season in pro basketball. Nishinomiya Storks (35-15) are placed first in Central group. It's Vandenberg's first year with the team. He has reliable stats this season: 10.5ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.1apg and 1.7bpg. Vandenberg used to play for the Australian U18 national team back in 2008.

Matthew Dellavedova
Matthew Dellavedova
   #5. International guard Matthew Dellavedova (193-90, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the Milwaukee Bucks (40-37) in their last game. Despite his good performance the Milwaukee Bucks (40-37) lost 105-109 on the road to the Dallas Mavericks. Dellavedova was the second best scorer with 14 points. He also added 6 passes in 34 minutes. They ended the series of three consecutive victories. It's Dellavedova's first season with the team. Dellavedova's stats this year are: 7.6ppg, 2.0rpg and 4.8apg in 72 games. He plays currently for the Australian national team.

Nick Kay
Nick Kay
   #6. Power forward Nick Kay (206-92, college: Metro St., currently plays in New Zealand) led Sharks to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Giants (0-4) 100-94 in the New Zealand NBL last Thursday. Kay was MVP of the game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 24 points and getting 15 rebounds. Kay also added 3 assists (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!). SIT Zero Fees Southland Sharks (2-2) are placed fifth in the NBL. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Kay averaged so far 13.8ppg, 8.8rpg and 3.3apg. He is a former U19 international player as he played for the Australian team seven years ago.

Mitchell McCarron
Mitchell McCarron
   #7. Former U22 international guard Mitchell McCarron (191-92, college: Metro St., currently plays in New Zealand) was not able to secure a victory for Rangers (3-1) in their game against Rams (3-2) in the New Zealand NBL. Despite his very good performance in Friday night's game He was the top scorer with 32 points. McCarron also added 7 rebounds and dished 5 assists. But the season just started, so everything may happen. McCarron has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 26.8ppg, 8.0rpg, 4.8apg and 2.0spg. McCarron used to play for the Australian U22 national team two years ago.

Brad Newley
Brad Newley
   #8. Swingman Brad Newley (199-85, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Greece) couldn't help AEK Athens (18-6) in their game against Panathinaikos (13-7) in the Greek A1. He scored 6 points in 23 minutes. AEK Athens was badly defeated 106-87 in a derby game by the lower-ranked (#3) Panathinaikos. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Newley's overall stats are: 5.0ppg and 1.7rpg in six games. He plays currently for the Australian national team.

Dan Trist
Dan Trist
   #9. Former U22 international forward Dan Trist (206-92, college: Lafayette, currently plays in Denmark) contributed to a 1-point Horsens IC's victory against one of league's weakest teams Randers (10-18) 88-87 in the Danish Ligaen on Tuesday night. Trist scored 18 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Horsens IC (23-5) is placed second in the Ligaen. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Trist's stats this season are: 13.0ppg and 6.5rpg. He used to play for the Australian U22 national team two years ago.

Patrick Mills
Patrick Mills
   #10. Point guard Patrick Mills (183-88, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in NBA) contributed to an easy victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers (49-27) crushing them 103-74 in the NBA in Monday night's game. Mills scored 9 points and added 7 passes in 18 minutes. The San Antonio Spurs have a very good 59-17 record this season. Mills is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Spurs' roster. He averaged so far 9.8ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.5apg in 74 games. Mills is an international player who is currently on the senior Australian National Team roster.

   #11. Former U22 international guard Daryl Corletto (193-81, currently plays in United Kingdom) contributed to a Plymouth Raiders' victory against the closely-ranked Cheshire Phoenix 95-81 in the British BBL last Friday. He recorded 23 points and added 4 passes. This season Corletto has very high stats. He averages: 16.9ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.7apg and 1.2spg. Corletto used to play for the Australian U22 national team seventeen years ago.

   #12. 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 helped Utah Jazz win their game against the Washington Wizards 95-88. He scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Exum's total stats this season are: 6.3ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.6apg. He is also in the roster of the Australian national team.

   #13. Former international guard Mitch Norton (184-93, currently plays in New Zealand) is a teammate of previously mentioned Nick Kay and both played together in the last New Zealand NBL game. Norton helped Sharks win their game against one of league's weakest teams Giants 100-94. He scored 19 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 8 assists in 39 minutes. Norton averaged so far 14.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 5.0apg and 1.5spg in four games. He used to play for the Australian national team five years ago.

   #14. International center Aron Baynes (208-86, college: Washington St., currently plays in NBA) couldn't help the Detroit Pistons in their game against the New York Knicks in the NBA. Baynes scored 7 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. His team were defeated 109-95 in the NBA. His total stats this season are: 4.8ppg and 4.5rpg. Baynes plays currently for the Australian national team.

   #15. 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 Worcester Wolves in the British BBL, despite his good performance in Sunday night's game. He recorded 11 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and made 2 blocks in 31 minutes. But his team was badly defeated by 16 points 88-72. This year Thomas' total stats are: 8.2ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.6apg in 28 games. He used to play for the Australian U19 national team six 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) was the major contributor in a Cleveland Cavaliers' victory against the Indiana Pacers (37-40) 135-130 in the NBA in Sunday night's game. He scored 23 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 7 assists (was perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line !!!) in 46 minutes. The Cleveland Cavaliers have a solid 49-27 record this season. It's Irving's sixth year with the team. Irving has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 25.1ppg, 3.2rpg, 5.7apg and 1.2spg in 68 games he played so far. Irving is a naturalized American. Strangely he has never played in Australia.

   #2. Thon Maker (216-C/F-97, college: High School, currently plays in NBA) led Milwaukee Bucks to a 3-point victory against the Detroit Pistons (34-42) 108-105 in the NBA on Friday night. Maker scored 23 points in 25 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. The Milwaukee Bucks have 40-37 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. It's Maker's first year with the team. This season Maker averages: 3.9ppg and 1.7rpg in 51 games. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and South Sudanese.

   #3. Nathan Sobey (190-G-90, college: Wyoming, currently plays in Greece). Sobey could not help PAOK (13-11) to beat Olympiacos (20-0). He scored 6 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 28 minutes. PAOK was crushed 84-59 on the road by the leading Olympiacos. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Sobey averaged so far 13.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg in four games.

   #4. Timothy Kearney (202-F/G-86, currently plays in Sweden) led BC Lulea to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Umea (5-27) crushing them 103-65 in the Swedish Basketligan on Friday night. He recorded 15 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in a mere 19 minutes. BC Lulea (24-8) is placed first in the Basketligan. Kearney has been at the team for seven years. This season Kearney's total stats are: 5.3ppg and 3.0rpg in 29 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Australian and Swedish.

   #5. Michael Vigor (206-F/C-90, currently plays in United Kingdom) led Bristol Acadamy Flyers to a victory against one of league's weakest teams Leeds Force (8-22) 85-77 in the British BBL in Saturday night's game. Vigor recorded 18 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Bristol Academy Flyers (12-8) is placed sixth in the BBL. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Vigor has averaged so far 9.4ppg, 6.4rpg and 2.3apg.

   #6. Josh Duinker (209-F/C-89, college: Richmond, currently plays in New Zealand) contributed to Saints' victory against the league outsider Hawks 102-91 in the New Zealand NBL in Saturday night's game. He scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 24 minutes. Duinker averaged so far 14.3ppg, 7.0rpg and 2.5apg in four games. He has both Dutch and Australian nationalities.

   #7. Experienced John Fitzgerald (193-G-84, college: Lindsey Wilson, currently plays in Sweden) contributed to Trelleborg's victory against the fifth-ranked LF Future 110-99 in the Swedish Basketettan (second division) on Sunday night. Fitzgerald had a double-double by scoring 27 points and getting 13 rebounds. He also added 5 assists in 38 minutes. Fitzgerald has very impressive stats this year: 20.4ppg, 7.2rpg, 2.6apg and 2.8spg in 12 games.

   #8. Kyle Adnam (186-G-93, currently plays in New Zealand) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Giants (0-4) in their last game. Despite his good performance Giants lost 94-100 in Southland to the higher-ranked (#5) Sharks. Adnam scored 13 points and added 3 assists in 40 minutes. It was his first game for Giants this season.

   #9. James Hunter (208-C-92, college: S.Dakota, currently plays in New Zealand) faced previously mentioned Kyle Adnam in the New Zealand NBL last game. Hunter contributed to Sharks' victory against one of league's weakest teams Giants 100-94. He scored 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Hunter has averaged so far 5.8ppg and 4.8rpg.

   #10. Tony Tolovae (196-G-92, currently plays in New Zealand) faced previously mentioned Josh Duinker in the New Zealand NBL last game. Tolovae was not able to secure a victory for Hawks in their game against Saints, despite his very good performance in Saturday night's game. He scored 14 points, had 5 boards, passed 4 assists and added 3 steals in 33 minutes. But his team lost 91-102. Tolovae averaged so far 12.8ppg, 3.8rpg and 2.5apg in four games. He also holds two passports: Australian and New Zealand.   




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