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 5. Taipans 5-6 
 6. Hawks 5-6 
 7. Bullets 3-6 
 8. Kings 2-9 
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Last:11/20/2017
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Big V
 1. Ringwood H. 18-4 
 2. Waverley F. 17-5 
 3. Knox R. 17-5 
 4. Eltham W. 16-6 
 5. Casey C. 15-7 
 6. McKinnon C. 11-11 
 7. Werribee D. 9-13 
 8. Diamond V.E. 8-14 
 9. Hume City 7-15 
 10. Hawthorn M. 7-15 
 11. Corio Bay S. 4-18 
 12. Whittlesea City 3-19 
Premier League
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 2. Southern T. 13-5 
 3. Norwood F. 12-6 
 4. W.Adelaide B. 11-7 
 5. Sturt S. 11-7 
 6. S.Adelaide P. 9-9 
 7. Forestville E. 8-10 
 8. Woodville W. 7-11 
 9. C.District L. 3-15 
 10. Eastern M. 2-16 
QBL
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 2. Mackay M. 13-3 
 3. Townsville H. 12-5 
 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 
SBL
 1. Willetton T. 20-6 
 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 
SEABL-East
 1. Mt Gambier 21-3 
 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 
 7. Canberra G. 3-21 
 8. BA CoE 2-14 
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 1. Ballarat M. 16-8 
 2. Hobart C. 16-8 
 3. Dandenong R. 16-8 
 4. NW Tasmania 13-11 
 5. Bendigo B. 11-13 
 6. Melbourne T. 7-17 
 7. Frankston 7-17 
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 1. Sydney Comets 19-1 
 2. Norths Bears 13-7 
 3. Bankstown B. 13-7 
 4. Hornsby S. 12-8 
 5. Manly Warr. 11-9 
 6. Cent.Coast C. 11-9 
 7. Maitland M. 11-9 
 8. Hills H. 9-11 
 9. Illawarra H. 5-15 
 10. Newcastle H. 3-17 
 11. Sutherland S. 3-17 
Last:9/3/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Perry ELLIS
  Kings
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Ellis, Kings19.4 
 2. Clarke, Hawks19.1 
 3. Cotton, Wildcats19.0 
 4. Prather, United18.1 
 5. Conger, Hawks17.5 
 6. Buford, Bullets17.3 
 7. Johnson, 36ers16.5 
 8. Tokoto, Wildcats15.5 
 9. Sosa, Breakers15.1 
 10. Newbill, Breakers15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh BOONE
  United
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Boone, United9.3 
 2. Buford, Bullets7.1 
 3. Johnson, 36ers6.7 
 4. Ogilvy, Hawks6.6 
 5. Vukona, Breakers6.3 
 6. Conger, Hawks6.1 
 7. Pledger, Breakers5.9 
 8. Ellis, Kings5.8 
 9. Creek, 36ers5.4 
 10. Prather, United5.3 
Assists Per Game
 Travis TRICE
  Bullets
  (183-PG-93)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Trice, Bullets5.6 
 2. Shorter, 36ers5.3 
 3. Ware, United5.1 
 4. Cadee, Kings4.0 
 5. Martin, Wildcats3.8 
 6. Sosa, Breakers3.7 
 7. Gibson, Bullets3.4 
 8. Newley, Kings3.3 
 9. Sobey, 36ers3.0 
 10. Ili, Breakers3.0 
Steals Per Game
 JP TOKOTO
  Wildcats
  (198-F-93)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Tokoto, Wildcats2.3 
 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 
 3. Buford, Bullets1.4 
 4. Egwu, Taipans0.9 
 5. Pledger, Breakers0.8 
 6. Boone, United0.8 
 7. Jervis, Bullets0.8 
 8. Wesley, United0.8 
 9. Humphries, Kings0.7 
 10. Prather, United0.7 

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United 52% Dec.4 Hawks
36ers 73% Dec.2 Bullets
Taipans 78% Dec.2 Kings
Breakers 67% Dec.1 Wildcats
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Ryan Broekhoff's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Australians playing currently abroad: - May 15, 2017


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


Ryan Broekhoff
Ryan Broekhoff
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Ryan Broekhoff (200-90, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in VTB United League). He was the major contributor in Lokomotiv's victory against the closely-ranked Unics Kazan (15-9) 92-76 in the VTB United League in Sunday night's game. Broekhoff had a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 12 rebounds. He also added 3 assists in 29 minutes on the court. Lokomotiv Kuban (19-5) is placed fourth in group A. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. This year Broekhoff averages: 8.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 52.2%, 3FGP: 44.4% and FT: 83.9% in 28 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and Dutch. Broekhoff is currently a member of the Australian senior national team.

Andrew James Ogilvy
Andrew James Ogilvy
   #2. Second place goes to 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. Despite his very good performance the second-placed Azad (5-3) lost 74-80 on the road to the leading Naft Abadan in the Group 2. Ogilvy was the top scorer with 26 points. He also added 9 rebounds in 34 minutes. Ogilvy has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.4ppg, 10.6rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 56.8%(67-118), 3FGP: 36.4% and FT: 69.9% in 12 games. Ogilvy is another player who holds two passports: Irish and Australian. Former Sydney Kings starter played for the Australian national team in 2013.

David Andersen
David Andersen
   #3. The Australian player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced international center David Andersen (213-80, currently plays in France). He led ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket to a victory against the closely-ranked Limoges CSP Elite (15-18) 91-80 in the French ProA in Tuesday night's game. Andersen scored 15 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (18-15) is placed eighth in the ProA. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Andersen's overall stats this season are: 6.3ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 42.9%, 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 69.2%. 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 Lithuania) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Neptunas (21-15) crushing them 83-54 in the Lithuanian LKL last Saturday. Motum recorded 14 points in only a mere 13 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. 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's overall stats are: 9.8ppg and 2.4rpg in 39 games. He is also Australian national team player.

Ben Madgen
Ben Madgen
   #5. Former international swingman Ben Madgen (193-85, college: Augusta, currently plays in Lithuania) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Lietkabelis (25-11) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Madgen's very good performance Lietkabelis was defeated 96-85 in Vilnius by the second-ranked Lietuvos rytas. He was the top scorer with 17 points. Madgen has relatively good stats this season: 12.1ppg, 3.9rpg and 2.4apg. 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 3-point San Antonio Spurs' victory against the Houston Rockets (55-27) 110-107 in the NBA in Tuesday night's game. Mills scored 20 points and added 4 assists in 43 minutes. The San Antonio Spurs have a solid 61-21 record this season. It's Mills' fifth year with the team. This year he has relatively solid stats: 9.7ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.4apg in 93 games. Mills is an international player who is currently on the senior Australian National Team roster.

Jonah Bolden
Jonah Bolden
   #7. Former U19 international forward Jonah Bolden (208-96, college: UCLA, currently plays in Serbia) was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams one of league's weakest teams FMP (5-2) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite his good performance FMP was defeated 82-71 in a derby game by the second-ranked Partizan. Bolden was the top scorer with 14 points. He also added 4 rebounds. It's Bolden's first season with the team. Bolden has reliable stats this year: 12.0ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1bpg and 2.4spg. He used to play for the Australian U19 national team four years ago.

Dante Exum
Dante Exum
   #8. Point guard Dante Exum (198-95, currently plays in NBA) couldn't help the Utah Jazz (51-31) in their game against the Golden State Warriors (67-15) in the NBA, despite his very good performance on Monday night. Exum recorded 15 points in 32 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. But the Utah Jazz (51-31) was crushed 121-95 at home by the Golden State Warriors. This year Exum's total stats are: 6.1ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.6apg in 73 games. He plays currently for the Australian national team.

Brad Newley
Brad Newley
   #9. International swingman Brad Newley (199-85, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Greece) contributed to a 1-point AEK Athens' victory against the closely-ranked Panathinaikos (14-8) 71-70 in a derby game in the Greek A1 in Sunday night's game. Newley scored 6 points. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. AEK Athens (19-7) is placed third in the A1. Newley has averaged so far 4.7ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.3apg. He is also in the roster of the Australian national team.

Daniel Dillon
Daniel Dillon
   #10. Guard Daniel Dillon (193-86, agency: Babcock Sports, college: Arizona, currently plays in Japan) contributed to an easy victory against the fourth-ranked Orange Vikings (29-31) 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. Hiroshima Dragonflies (46-14) are placed second in West group. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. Dillon's stats this year are: 11.8ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.6apg in 62 games. He is a former international player as eight years ago he still played for the Australian senior national team.

   #11. International small forward Joe Ingles (203-87, currently plays in NBA) is a teammate of previously mentioned Dante Exum and both played together in the last NBA game. Ingles couldn't help the Utah Jazz in their game against the Golden State Warriors. He recorded 7 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals. His team was crushed by 26 points 121-95 in the NBA. Ingles has averaged so far 7.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.8apg and 1.3spg. He plays currently for the Australian national team.

   #12. Former U19 international power forward Nick Kay (206-92, college: Metro St., currently plays in New Zealand) contributed to Sharks' victory against the closely-ranked Rams 93-79 in the New Zealand NBL on Sunday night. Kay had a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 12 rebounds. He also added 5 assists and 2 blocks in 29 minutes. Kay averaged so far 13.8ppg, 8.8rpg and 3.3apg in 12 games. He used to play for the Australian U19 national team back in 2010.

   #13. Former U22 international guard Mitchell McCarron (191-92, college: Metro St., currently plays in New Zealand) contributed to Rangers' victory against the closely-ranked Hawks 95-88 in the New Zealand NBL in Saturday night's game. McCarron scored 24 points, had 8 rebounds and dished 3 assists. This season McCarron has very high stats. He averages: 23.2ppg, 7.3rpg, 4.7apg and 2.1spg. McCarron used to play for the Australian U22 national team two years ago.

   #14. 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 contributed to Sharks' victory against the closely-ranked Rams 93-79. He scored 15 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 8 assists in 30 minutes. Norton averaged so far 12.1ppg, 3.6rpg, 5.6apg and 1.3spg in 12 games. He used to play for the Australian national team back in 2012.

   #15. Former international swingman Clint Steindl (200-89, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in Belgium) couldn't help Leuven Bears in their game against Liege Basket in the Belgian Euromillions League, despite his good performance in Wednesday night's game. He was the second best scorer with 12 points in 34 minutes. But his team lost 58-70. Steindl averaged so far 12.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.7apg in 26 games. He used to play for the Australian national team three 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 Toronto Raptors (51-31) 109-102 in the NBA last Sunday. He recorded 27 points (!!!), 5 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals (made all of his five free throws). 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. Irving is a naturalized American. Strangely he has never played in Australia.

   #2. Josh Duinker (209-F/C-89, college: Richmond, currently plays in New Zealand) led Saints to an easy victory against the league outsider Mountain Airs (3-10) 94-76 in the New Zealand NBL last Friday. Duinker had a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 12 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) in 30 minutes. Wellington Saints (12-0) are placed first in the NBL. So far his team won all twelve games in the Regular Season. Duinker has very impressive stats this year: 15.5ppg, 8.1rpg and 2.2apg in 12 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Dutch and Australian.

   #3. Timothy Kearney (202-F/G-86, currently plays in Sweden) could not help BC Lulea (24-8) in their last game on Monday. Despite Kearney's very good performance the league leader BC Lulea was defeated 96-90 on the road by the lower-ranked Sodertalje Kings (#3). He was the second best scorer with 18 points. Kearney has been at the team for seven years. Kearney has averaged so far 5.1ppg and 2.8rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Australian and Swedish.

   #4. Bradwyn Guinto (198-F, currently plays in Philippines) contributed to Globalport's surprising victory against the second-ranked Meralco Bolts (7-2) 94-86 in the Filipino PBA on Wednesday night. Guinto recorded 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. It was his first game for Globalport this season. His team is placed ninth in the PBA. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Guinto has both Australian and Filipino nationalities.

   #5. Venky Jois (202-F-93, college: E.Washington, currently plays in Estonia) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Parnu (17-15) 72-54 in the Estonian Alexela KML in Thursday night's game. Jois recorded 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Tartu Ulikool (29-3) is placed first in the Alexela KML. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. Jois has averaged so far 8.6ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.1apg.

   #6. James Hunter (208-C-92, college: S.Dakota, currently plays in New Zealand) managed to help SIT Zero Fees Southland Sharks in a victory against the closely-ranked Rams 93-79 in the New Zealand NBL last Sunday. He scored only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 13 minutes. Hunter has averaged so far 6.4ppg and 5.0rpg in 10 games.

   #7. Tony Tolovae (196-G-92, currently plays in New Zealand) was not able to help Hawks (3-8) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance Hawks were defeated 95-88 in Auckland by the higher-ranked Rangers (#3). Tolovae scored 13 points. Tolovae averaged so far 12.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg. He also holds two passports: Australian and New Zealand.

   #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) in Sunday night's game. Brine scored 6 points in 17 minutes. Brine has averaged so far 5.4ppg and 3.6rpg in 34 games.   




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