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 Josh BOONE
  United
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.3
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 2. Buford, Bullets7.1 
 3. Johnson, 36ers6.7 
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 5. Vukona, Breakers6.3 
 6. Conger, Hawks6.1 
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 8. Ellis, Kings5.8 
 9. Creek, 36ers5.4 
 10. Prather, United5.3 
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 Travis TRICE
  Bullets
  (183-PG-93)
  Avg: 5.6
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 2. Shorter, 36ers5.3 
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 5. Martin, Wildcats3.8 
 6. Sosa, Breakers3.7 
 7. Gibson, Bullets3.4 
 8. Newley, Kings3.3 
 9. Sobey, 36ers3.0 
 10. Ili, Breakers3.0 
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 JP TOKOTO
  Wildcats
  (198-F-93)
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 2. Prather, United1.8 
 3. Martin, Wildcats1.6 
 4. Cotton, Wildcats1.6 
 5. McCarron, Taipans1.5 
 6. Leslie, Kings1.3 
 7. Gibson, Bullets1.2 
 8. Newley, Kings1.2 
 9. Sobey, 36ers1.2 
 10. Creek, 36ers1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew James OGILVY
  Hawks
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Ogilvy, Hawks1.8 
 2. Abercrombie, Break.1.8 
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 4. Egwu, Taipans0.9 
 5. Pledger, Breakers0.8 
 6. Boone, United0.8 
 7. Jervis, Bullets0.8 
 8. Wesley, United0.8 
 9. Humphries, Kings0.7 
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Brock Motum selected the top Australian playing abroad in last week's games - May 8, 2017


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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Australians who are currently playing 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 Lithuania). He led Zalgiris to a victory over the eighth-ranked Dzukija (10-26) 87-74 in the Lithuanian LKL in Tuesday night's game. Motum was MVP of the game. He scored 21 points in 27 minutes on the court. B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (33-3) is placed first in the LKL. It was his team's 11th consecutive victory in a row. This year Motum averages: 9.7ppg, 2.4rpg, 2FGP: 59.9%(88-147), 3FGP: 50.5%(47-93) and FT: 85.0% in 38 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Australian senior national team.

Ryan Broekhoff
Ryan Broekhoff
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Ryan Broekhoff (200-90, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in VTB United League). Broekhoff was the major contributor in Lokomotiv's victory against the closely-ranked Unics Kazan (15-9) 92-76 in the VTB United League last Sunday. He recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 12 rebounds. Broekhoff also added 3 assists. Lokomotiv Kuban (19-5) is placed fourth in group A. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. Broekhoff's overall stats this season are: 8.3ppg, 5.1rpg, 2FGP: 49.2%, 3FGP: 44.7% and FT: 86.2%. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and Dutch. Broekhoff is in the roster of the Australian senior national team.

Andrew James Ogilvy
Andrew James Ogilvy
   #3. The Australian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Andrew James Ogilvy (211-88, college: Vanderbilt, currently plays in Iran). Ogilvy could not help Azad (5-3) in their last game on Monday. Despite his very good performance the second-placed Azad (5-3) was defeated 95-91 on the road by the lower-ranked Tabriz (#3) in the Group 2. Ogilvy recorded a double-double by scoring 27 points and getting 10 rebounds. Ogilvy has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 16.5ppg, 10.8rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 58.1%(43-74), 3FGP: 42.9% and FT: 71.2%. Ogilvy is another player who holds two passports: Irish and Australian. Former Sydney Kings starter played for the Australian national team four years ago.

Jonah Bolden
Jonah Bolden
   #4. Forward Jonah Bolden (208-96, college: UCLA, currently plays in Serbia) was the main contributor in FMP's victory against the sixth-ranked Dynamic BG (2-3) 79-72 in a derby game in the Serbian KLS last Wednesday. He was the best player in that game. Bolden had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 17 rebounds. He also added and 4 steals in 32 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Bolden's first season in pro basketball. FMP Beograd (4-1) is placed second in the KLS. It's Bolden's first year with the team. He has relatively good stats this season: 12.2ppg, 7.8rpg, 1.2apg, 1.4bpg and 2.6spg in five games. Bolden used to play for the Australian U19 national team back in 2013.

Ben Madgen
Ben Madgen
   #5. Former international swingman Ben Madgen (193-85, college: Augusta, currently plays in Lithuania) contributed to Lietkabelis' victory against the closely-ranked Vytautas (18-18) 84-71 in the Lithuanian LKL in Wednesday night's game. He scored 13 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line) in 29 minutes. Panevezys Lietkabelis (25-11) is placed third in the LKL. It's Madgen's first season with the team. This year Madgen has relatively solid stats: 11.9ppg, 3.9rpg and 2.4apg in 39 games. He used to play for the Australian national team three years ago.

Patrick Mills
Patrick Mills
   #6. Point guard Patrick Mills (183-88, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in NBA) contributed to a San Antonio Spurs' victory against the Houston Rockets (55-27) 103-92 in the NBA last Friday. Mills scored 15 points and grabbed 5 rebounds (went 5 for 5 at the free throw line). The San Antonio Spurs have a solid 61-21 record this season. Mills is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Spurs' roster. He has reliable stats this season: 9.5ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.3apg. Mills is an international player who is currently on the senior Australian National Team roster.

Joe Ingles
Joe Ingles
   #7. International small forward Joe Ingles (203-87, currently plays in NBA) helped Utah Jazz win their game against the Los Angeles Clippers (51-31) 104-91 in the NBA on Sunday night. He recorded 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 36 minutes. The Utah Jazz has a solid 51-31 record this season. This year Ingles' overall stats are: 7.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg in 92 games. He is also Australian national team player.

Jordan Vandenberg
Jordan Vandenberg
   #8. Center Jordan Vandenberg (216-90, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in Japan) was not able to help Nishinomiya Storks (43-17) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Vandenberg's very good performance Nishinomiya Storks were crushed 83-59 in Nagoya by the second-ranked Toyotsu FE in the Central group. He recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 14 rebounds. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Vandenberg's total stats this season are: 10.0ppg, 9.2rpg, 1.3apg and 1.7bpg. He used to play for the Australian U18 national team back in 2008.

Brad Newley
Brad Newley
   #9. International swingman Brad Newley (199-85, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Greece) managed to help AEK Athens in a victory against the closely-ranked AGOR (13-13) 90-78 in the Greek A1 last Sunday. Newley recorded 5 points in 21 minutes. AEK Athens (19-7) is placed third in the A1. This year Newley's total stats are: 4.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.2apg in nine games. He is also in the roster of the Australian national team.

Dan Trist
Dan Trist
   #10. Forward Dan Trist (206-92, college: Lafayette, currently plays in Denmark) was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams Horsens IC (23-5) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Trist's very good performance Horsens IC was defeated 93-85 at home by the leading Bakken. He recorded 17 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and made 2 blocks. Trist averaged so far 13.4ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.2apg. He is a former U22 international player as two years ago he still played for the Australian national team.

   #11. Former international guard Daniel Dillon (193-86, agency: Babcock Sports, college: Arizona, currently plays in Japan) helped Dragonflies win their game against the fourth-ranked Orange Vikings crushing them 111-77 in the Japanese B League D2 in Sunday night's game. Dillon scored 13 points, made 7 passes and 4 steals (was perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line) in 20 minutes. Dillon's stats this year are: 12.0ppg, 3.9rpg and 2.7apg in 60 games. He used to play for the Australian national team eight years ago.

   #12. Former U22 international guard Mitchell McCarron (191-92, college: Metro St., currently plays in New Zealand) helped Rangers win their game against the league outsider Mountain Airs crushing them 106-83 in the New Zealand NBL last Thursday. McCarron was the top player that evening. He scored 28 points (!!!), grabbed 8 rebounds and dished 3 assists. This season McCarron has very high stats. He averages: 24.1ppg, 7.4rpg, 5.0apg and 2.3spg. McCarron used to play for the Australian U22 national team back in 2015.

   #13. Former U19 international forward Lewis Thomas (203-92, college: W.Oregon, currently plays in United Kingdom) helped Glasgow Rocks win their game against the closely-ranked London Lions 71-62 in the British BBL on Sunday night. He scored 14 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 26 minutes. Thomas has averaged so far 8.7ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.8apg in 35 games. He used to play for the Australian U19 national team six years ago.

   #14. International center David Andersen (213-80, currently plays in France) helped ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket win their game against the closely-ranked Cholet Basket 72-57 in the French ProA in Tuesday night's game. Andersen scored only 4 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Andersen has averaged so far 5.3ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.3apg. He plays currently for the Australian national team.

   #15. 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 couldn't help the Utah Jazz in their game against the Golden State Warriors. He scored 7 points in only 14 minutes. His team lost 104-115 in the NBA. Exum has averaged so far 6.0ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.6apg in 72 games. 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) was the major contributor in a Cleveland Cavaliers' victory against the Toronto Raptors (51-31) 109-102 in the NBA on Sunday night. He recorded 27 points (!!!), 5 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals (made all of his five free throws) in 40 minutes. The Cleveland Cavaliers have a solid 51-31 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, 3.1rpg, 5.8apg and 1.2spg in 80 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) could not help one of league's weakest teams PAOK (14-12) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his good performance PAOK was defeated 84-75 in a derby game by the higher-ranked Aris (#4). Sobey was the second best scorer with 13 points. He also added 5 rebounds (was perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line). This season Sobey has relatively solid stats: 13.5ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.7apg.

   #3. Josh Duinker (209-F/C-89, college: Richmond, currently plays in New Zealand) led Saints to a victory against the closely-ranked Rangers (5-5) 98-87 in the New Zealand NBL in Friday night's game. Duinker had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting the same number of rebounds in 26 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Wellington Saints (11-0) are placed first in the NBL. So far his team won all eleven games in the Regular Season. Duinker averaged so far 15.0ppg, 7.7rpg and 2.2apg in 11 games. He has a dual citizenship: Dutch and Australian.

   #4. James Hunter (208-C-92, college: S.Dakota, currently plays in New Zealand) contributed to Sharks' victory against the closely-ranked Rams (6-6) 105-94 in the New Zealand NBL in Friday night's game. Hunter scored 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds; 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 (7-3) are placed second in the NBL. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. Hunter has averaged so far 7.3ppg and 5.6rpg.

   #5. Venky Jois (202-F-93, college: E.Washington, currently plays in Estonia) was not able to help Tartu Ulikool in their game against Rapla (20-12) in the Estonian Alexela KML, despite his very good performance last Monday. He was the second best scorer with 13 points. Jois also added 6 rebounds in 21 minutes. But the league leader Tartu Ulikool lost 58-71 on the road to the second-ranked Rapla. It was Tartu Ulikool's first loss after eight consecutive victories. Jois has averaged so far 8.8ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.2apg in 28 games.

   #6. Tony Tolovae (196-G-92, currently plays in New Zealand) led Hawks to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Giants crushing them 103-80 in the New Zealand NBL on Saturday night. He was the top player that evening. Tolovae scored 21 points. Tolovae averaged so far 12.7ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.3apg and 1.1spg. He is another player who holds two passports: Australian and New Zealand.

   #7. Timothy Kearney (202-F/G-86, currently plays in Sweden) managed to help BC Lulea to win against the closely-ranked Sodertalje Kings 84-67 in the Swedish Basketligan last Saturday. Kearney scored only 4 points. Kearney has averaged so far 4.9ppg and 2.9rpg. He has both Australian and Swedish nationalities.

   #8. Brandon Brine (198-F-91, college: Lethbridge, currently plays in Spain) contributed to Burgos' victory against the seventh-ranked Melilla Baloncesto 82-76 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Sunday night. Brine scored 6 points in 17 minutes. Brine has averaged so far 5.4ppg and 3.6rpg in 34 games.

   #9. Triantafillos Tzakopoulos (185-G-85, currently plays in Greece) contributed to Holargos' victory against the 14th-ranked Irakleio 73-60 in the Greek A2 (second division) in Saturday night's game. He scored 11 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 4 assists. Tzakopoulos has averaged so far 6.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.2apg and 1.2spg. He also holds two passports: Australian and Greek.   




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