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 6. S.Adelaide P. 9-9 
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 9. C.District L. 3-15 
 10. Eastern M. 2-16 
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 2. Mackay M. 13-3 
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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 
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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 
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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, 36ers16.3 
 7. Tokoto, Wildcats16.3 
 8. Buford, Bullets16.3 
 9. Sosa, Breakers15.3 
 10. Trice, Bullets14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh BOONE
  United
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Boone, United10.2 
 2. Buford, Bullets7.7 
 3. Ogilvy, Hawks6.8 
 4. Johnson, 36ers6.5 
 5. Walker, Wildcats6.2 
 6. Conger, Hawks5.9 
 7. McCarron, Taipans5.9 
 8. Tyler, Kings5.9 
 9. Pledger, Breakers5.7 
 10. Tokoto, Wildcats5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Travis TRICE
  Bullets
  (183-PG-93)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Trice, Bullets5.3 
 2. Ware, United5.2 
 3. Shorter, 36ers4.5 
 4. Cadee, Kings4.0 
 5. Sosa, Breakers3.8 
 6. Newley, Kings3.5 
 7. Martin, Wildcats3.5 
 8. Newbill, Breakers3.4 
 9. Tokoto, Wildcats3.2 
 10. Sobey, 36ers3.2 
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, Breakers1.6 
 5. Trice, Bullets1.4 
 6. McCarron, Taipans1.4 
 7. Leslie, Kings1.3 
 8. Cotton, Wildcats1.3 
 9. Creek, 36ers1.2 
 10. Buford, Bullets1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew James OGILVY
  Hawks
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Ogilvy, Hawks1.7 
 2. Abercrombie, Break.1.6 
 3. Buford, Bullets1.2 
 4. Pledger, Breakers1.1 
 5. Tyler, Kings1.1 
 6. Humphries, Kings0.9 
 7. Boone, United0.8 
 8. Egwu, Taipans0.8 
 9. Tokoto, Wildcats0.7 
 10. Loe, Breakers0.7 

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Round 10 (Regular Season)

Kings Dec.17 Taipans 68%
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Wildcats 82% Dec.16 Bullets
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Brock Motum selected the top Australian playing abroad in last week's games - Apr 10, 2017


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


Brock Motum
Brock Motum
   #1. This week's number one is an international power forward Brock Motum (208-90, college: Washington St., currently plays in Euroleague). Motum led his Lithuanian team Zalgiris to a victory against the closely-ranked Baskonia (17-13) 84-79 in the Euroleague last Thursday. He scored 13 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (14-16) is placed tenth in the Euroleague. The Regular Season already ended in the Euroleague. Motum has relatively good stats this season: 10.8ppg, 3.4rpg, 2FGP: 58.2%(89-153), 3FGP: 46.2%(36-78) and FT: 70.9%. He is currently a member of the Australian senior national team.

David Andersen
David Andersen
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced international center David Andersen (213-80, currently plays in France). Andersen could not help ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (13-13) in their last game. Despite his good performance ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket lost 88-92 on the road to the leading Monaco. Andersen scored 11 points and grabbed 6 rebounds (was perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line) in 23 minutes. This year Andersen averages: 9.5ppg, 7.5rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 54.5% in two games he played so far. He is in the roster of the Australian senior national team.

Daniel Dillon
Daniel Dillon
   #3. The Australian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international guard Daniel Dillon (193-86, agency: Babcock Sports, college: Arizona, currently plays in Japan). He led Dragonflies to a victory over the sixth-ranked Kagoshima (7-45) crushing them 112-81 in the Japanese B League D2 last Saturday. Dillon was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 11 rebounds. Dillon also added 5 assists in 25 minutes. Hiroshima Dragonflies (41-11) are placed second in West group. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Dillon has relatively solid stats: 12.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.6apg, 2FGP: 55.0%, 3FGP: 37.3% and FT: 69.7% in 52 games. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and Trinidad and Tobago. Former South Dragons starter played for the Australian national team eight years ago.

Joe Ingles
Joe Ingles
   #4. Small forward Joe Ingles (203-87, currently plays in NBA) contributed to an Utah Jazz's victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves (31-49) 120-113 in the NBA on Friday night. Ingles scored 11 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 8 assists. The Utah Jazz has a solid 49-31 record this season. There are only two games left until the end of the NBA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Ingles' overall stats this season are: 7.0ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.7apg and 1.2spg. He is also Australian national team player.

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 in their game against the Dallas Mavericks (32-48) in the NBA, despite his very good performance in Sunday night's game. Dellavedova was the second best scorer with 14 points. He also added 6 passes in 34 minutes. But the Milwaukee Bucks (41-39) lost 105-109 in Dallas to the Mavericks. It was Bucks' third consecutive loss in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the NBA Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. It's Dellavedova's first season with the team. Dellavedova has reliable stats this year: 7.6ppg, 2.0rpg and 4.7apg in 75 games. He plays currently for the Australian national team.

Aron Baynes
Aron Baynes
   #6. Center Aron Baynes (208-86, college: Washington St., currently plays in NBA) was not able to secure a victory for the Detroit Pistons (36-43) in their game against the Toronto Raptors (50-31) in the NBA, despite his good performance on Wednesday night. He recorded 12 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in a mere 19 minutes. But the Detroit Pistons (36-43) were edged 105-102 in Toronto by the Raptors. There are only two games left until the end of the NBA Regular Season. This year Baynes' overall stats are: 4.9ppg and 4.5rpg in 74 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Australian National Team roster.

Ryan Broekhoff
Ryan Broekhoff
   #7. International forward Ryan Broekhoff (200-90, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in VTB United League) contributed to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked Avtodor (7-14) 79-61 in the VTB United League in Monday night's game. Broekhoff scored 7 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Lokomotiv Kuban (15-5) is placed fourth in the VTB United League. There are only three games left until the end of the VTB United League Regular Season. Broekhoff's total stats this season are: 7.0ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.1apg. He is also Australian national team player.

Nick Kay
Nick Kay
   #8. Power forward Nick Kay (206-92, college: Metro St., currently plays in New Zealand) was the main contributor in Sharks' victory against the closely-ranked Rangers (3-2) crushing them 100-73 in the New Zealand NBL last Saturday. Kay was the best player in that game. He had a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 15 rebounds. Kay also added 4 assists in 35 minutes; not bad, considering it's only his second season in pro basketball. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. SIT Zero Fees Southland Sharks (3-2) are placed second in the NBL. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Kay's stats this year are: 15.0ppg, 10.0rpg and 3.4apg in five games. He used to play for the Australian U19 national team back in 2010.

Jason Cadee
Jason Cadee
   #9. Former international guard Jason Cadee (186-91, currently plays in Greece) was the major contributor in Kymis' victory against one of league's weakest teams Apollon Patras (6-19) 76-70 in the Greek A1 on Saturday night. Cadee recorded 17 points and added 4 assists. GS Kymis (8-17) is placed 11th in the A1. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. Cadee averaged so far 12.0ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.6apg and 1.4spg. He used to play for the Australian national team eight years ago.

Patrick Mills
Patrick Mills
   #10. Point guard Patrick Mills (183-88, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in NBA) contributed to a San Antonio Spurs' victory against the Memphis Grizzlies (43-38) 95-89 in the NBA in Tuesday night's game. Mills scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 25 minutes. The San Antonio Spurs have quite an impressive 61-19 record this season. There are only two games left until the end of the NBA Regular 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 9.6ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.5apg in 78 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) couldn't help Plymouth Raiders in their game against Worcester Wolves in the British BBL. Despite his very good performance last Sunday He was the second best scorer with 21 points. Corletto also added 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Corletto averages: 17.1ppg, 3.7rpg, 3.7apg and 1.2spg. He 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 Portland Trail Blazers 106-87. He scored 10 points in 25 minutes. This year Exum's total stats are: 6.3ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.6apg in 64 games. He is also in the roster of the Australian national team.

   #13. Former U22 international guard Mitchell McCarron (191-92, college: Metro St., currently plays in New Zealand) helped Rangers win their game against the closely-ranked Mountain Airs 65-62 in the New Zealand NBL in Sunday night's game. McCarron was the top player that evening. He recorded a double-double by scoring 24 points and getting 10 rebounds. McCarron also added 4 assists. This season he has very high stats. McCarron averages: 23.6ppg, 7.6rpg, 5.0apg and 2.4spg. He used to play for the Australian U22 national team two years ago.

   #14. Former U18 international center Jordan Vandenberg (216-90, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in Japan) helped Nishinomiya Storks win their game against the fourth-ranked Tokyo Excellence 80-77 in the Japanese B League D2 last Saturday. Vandenberg scored 12 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 22 minutes. He averaged so far 10.5ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.2apg and 1.7bpg in 42 games. Vandenberg used to play for the Australian U18 national team back in 2008.

   #15. Former U19 international forward Lewis Thomas (203-92, college: W.Oregon, currently plays in United Kingdom) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Glasgow Rocks in their game against Worcester Wolves in the British BBL. Despite his good performance on Sunday night He recorded 11 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and made 2 blocks. Thomas has averaged so far 8.2ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.6apg. 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) could not help the Cleveland Cavaliers (51-29) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the Cleveland Cavaliers (51-29) were edged 126-125 on the road by the Atlanta Hawks. Irving was the top scorer with 45 points. He also added 9 passes in 45 minutes. There are only two games left until the end of the NBA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Irving's sixth season with the team. Irving has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 25.2ppg, 3.1rpg, 5.8apg and 1.2spg in 72 games he played so far. Irving is a naturalized American. Strangely he has never played in Australia.

   #2. Nathan Sobey (190-G-90, college: Wyoming, currently plays in Greece) led PAOK to a victory over the 12th-ranked Koroivos (7-18) 75-66 in the Greek A1 in Saturday night's game. Sobey was MVP of the game. He recorded 15 points; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Sobey's third season in pro basketball. PAOK Thessaloniki (14-11) is placed fourth in the A1. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. This season Sobey has relatively solid stats: 13.6ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg.

   #3. Josh Duinker (209-F/C-89, college: Richmond, currently plays in New Zealand) was the major contributor in Saints' victory against the fifth-ranked Mountain Airs (3-3) 100-87 in the New Zealand NBL last Thursday. Duinker recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 12 rebounds. He also added 3 assists. Wellington Saints (6-0) are placed first in the NBL. So far his team won all six games in the Regular Season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Duinker has very high stats. He averages: 15.7ppg, 8.0rpg and 2.3apg. Duinker has a dual citizenship: Dutch and Australian.

   #4. Thon Maker (216-C/F-97, college: High School, currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the Milwaukee Bucks (41-39) in their last game. Despite Maker's good performance the Milwaukee Bucks (41-39) lost 105-109 in Dallas to the Mavericks. He scored 11 points in 20 minutes. It was Bucks' third consecutive loss in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the NBA Regular Season. Maker has averaged so far 4.0ppg and 1.9rpg in 54 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Australian and South Sudanese.

   #5. Michael Vigor (206-F/C-90, currently plays in United Kingdom) contributed to a Bristol Acadamy Flyers' victory against the tenth-ranked Cheshire Phoenix (9-21) 89-83 in the British BBL last Sunday. Vigor scored 18 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Bristol Academy Flyers (12-8) is placed sixth in the BBL. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. Vigor has averaged so far 9.7ppg, 6.5rpg and 2.4apg.

   #6. Timothy Kearney (202-F/G-86, currently plays in Sweden) managed to help BC Lulea to win against one of league's weakest teams Umea 94-77 in the Swedish Basketligan in Monday night's game. He scored only 3 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Kearney has averaged so far 5.2ppg and 3.1rpg. He has both Australian and Swedish nationalities.

   #7. Kyle Adnam (186-G-93, currently plays in New Zealand) was not able to secure a victory for the league outsider Giants (0-5) in their last game. Despite Adnam's good performance the bottom-ranked Giants were badly defeated 81-63 in Tamatea by the one of league's weakest teams (#6) Hawks. He was the second best scorer with 11 points. Adnam also added 5 passes in 29 minutes. Adnam averaged so far 12.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 4.0apg and 1.5spg in two games.

   #8. Experienced Mick Pennisi (206-C-75, college: E.Michigan, currently plays in Philippines) couldn't help Globalport in their game against Blackwater in the Filipino PBA. He recorded 5 points. His team was defeated 118-113. Pennisi has averaged so far 1.7ppg and 1.3rpg. He also holds two passports: Australian and Filipino.

   #9. Tony Tolovae (196-G-92, currently plays in New Zealand) faced previously mentioned Kyle Adnam in the New Zealand NBL last game. Tolovae helped Hawks win their game against the league outsider Giants 81-63. He recorded 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Tolovae averaged so far 12.8ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.8apg. He has dual citizenship: Australian and New Zealand.

   #10. David Humphries (193-G-91, college: Loyola Mary, currently plays in United Kingdom) couldn't help Plymouth Raiders in their game against Worcester Wolves in the British BBL. Humphries cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points in 14 minutes. His team lost 87-93. Humphries has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg in seven games.   



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