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NBL Standings
 1. Wildcats 10-3 
 2. Breakers 10-4 
 3. United 7-6 
 4. 36ers 7-6 
 5. Taipans 7-7 
 6. Hawks 5-8 
 7. Bullets 5-8 
 8. Kings 3-12 
Full Standings
Last:12/12/2017
State League Standings
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
 1. N.Adelaide R. 14-4 
 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
 1. Brisbane C. 14-3 
 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 
SEABL-South
 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 
WARATAH
 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
 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%
Hawks Dec.16 United 63%
Wildcats 82% Dec.16 Bullets
Breakers 60% Dec.15 36ers
Taipans 63% Dec.14 Bullets
Ben Madgen selected the top Australian playing abroad in last week's games - Oct 9, 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). He led Lietuvos rytas to a victory over the league outsider Vytautas (0-5) 75-69 in the Lithuanian LKL in Thursday night's game. Madgen was MVP of the game. He scored 21 points in 29 minutes on the court. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (4-2) is placed fourth in the LKL. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Madgen averages: 9.2ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 46.9%, 3FGP: 38.5% and FT: 76.9% in six games he played so far. He played for the Australian senior national team three years ago.

Jordan Vandenberg
Jordan Vandenberg
   #2. Second place goes to former U18 international center Jordan Vandenberg (216-90, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in Japan). Vandenberg could not help Nishinomiya Storks (0-4) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his very good performance the fifth-placed Nishinomiya Storks (0-4) were defeated 73-68 on the road by the second-ranked Toyama Grouses in the West group. Vandenberg recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 14 rebounds. He also added 3 blocks. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Vandenberg's overall stats this year are: 9.5ppg, 6.8rpg, 2FGP: 66.7%(16-24). He played for the Australian U18 national team in 2008.

Deng Deng
Deng Deng
   #3. The Australian player who performed third best last week abroad was former U22 international forward Deng Deng (203-92, college: Baylor, currently plays in Finland). Deng was not able to help UU-Korihait (1-2) in their last game on Friday. Despite his good performance UU-Korihait was badly defeated 85-67 in Kouvola by the one of league's weakest teams Kouvot (#10). Deng recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 3 assists and 2 blocks. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Deng's overall stats this season are: 8.7ppg, 6.7rpg, 2.0apg, 2.0bpg, 2FGP: 31.6%, 3FGP: 27.3% and FT: 83.3%. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and South Sudanese. Deng played for the Australian U22 national team two years ago.

Dan Trist
Dan Trist
   #4. Forward Dan Trist (206-92, college: Lafayette, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Ourense (0-2) in their game against Cocinas.com (1-1) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division), despite his very good performance last Friday. He was the second best scorer with 13 points. Trist also added 7 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 30 minutes. But Ourense was edged 72-70 at home by the higher-ranked (#11) Cocinas.com. It's Trist's first season with the team. He has individually a very good year with high stats. Trist averages: 16.0ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.5apg in two games. He used to play for the Australian U22 national team back in 2015.

Brock Motum
Brock Motum
   #5. International power forward Brock Motum (208-90, college: Washington St., currently plays in Turkey) couldn't help Anadolu Efes (0-1) in their game against Pinar Karsiyaka (1-0) in the Turkish BSL. Motum recorded 9 points. It was his first game for Anadolu Efes this season. But Anadolu Efes was defeated 92-85 in Karsiyaka by the higher-ranked Pinar (#6). Motum used to play for the Australian national team last year.

Joel Spear
Joel Spear
   #6. Guard Joel Spear (192-94, college: S.Oregon, currently plays in Norway) couldn't help Nidaros Jets (2-3) in their game against Gimle BBK (3-2) in the Norwegian BLNO, despite his very good performance in Saturday night's game. He was the top scorer with 26 points. Spear also added 5 boards, passed 5 assists and added 3 steals in 32 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his second season in pro basketball. But Nidaros Jets lost 83-94 in Bergen to the higher-ranked (#4) Gimle BBK. Spear has very impressive stats this year: 20.2ppg, 4.2rpg, 6.4apg and 3.0spg in five games. He is a former U18 international player as he played for the Australian team five years ago.

Joshua Wilcher
Joshua Wilcher
   #7. Former international point guard Joshua Wilcher (178-91, college: Cent.Wyoming, currently plays in Germany) was the main contributor in Itzehoe's victory against the 11th-ranked RSV Eintracht (1-2) 90-73 in the German ProB (third division) on Saturday night. He was the best player in that game. Wilcher scored 27 points (!!!) and added 5 assists in 28 minutes. Itzehoe Eagles (1-2) is placed seventh in North group. Wilcher has very impressive stats this year: 22.7ppg, 2.0rpg and 3.0apg in three games. He used to play for the Australian national team eight years ago.

Rhys Carter
Rhys Carter
   #8. An experienced guard Rhys Carter (190-84, currently plays in Sweden) couldn't help Uppsala Basket (0-1) in their game against Boras Basket (1-0) in the Swedish Basketligan. Carter recorded 5 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. It was his first game for Uppsala Basket this season. The bottom-ranked Uppsala Basket was crushed 85-54 in Boras by the leading Basket. Carter used to play for the Australian national team back in 2009.

   #9. Former U18 international forward Wayne Haydon (195-83, currently plays in Sweden) couldn't help KFUM Central in their game against BG Lulea (2-1) in the Swedish Basketettan (third division). He scored 6 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. his team was defeated 75-70 on their home court in Stockholm by the second-ranked BG Lulea in the North group. Haydon has relatively good stats this season: 11.7ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.7apg, 1.7bpg and 1.3spg. He used to play for the Australian U18 national team sixteen years ago.


The list of other players, who all have Australian passport but never been selected to any of Australian national teams:

   #1. Josh Duinker (209-F/C-89, college: Richmond, currently plays in Japan) contributed to an easy victory against the fourth-ranked Cyberdyne IR (2-2) crushing them 85-65 in the Japanese B2 League on Saturday night. Duinker scored 10 points, had 8 boards, passed 4 assists and added 4 steals in 24 minutes. Kumamoto Vorters (2-2) are placed fourth in West group. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This year Duinker's overall stats are: 5.5ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.5apg and 2.0spg in four games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Dutch and Australian.

   #2. Michael Vigor (206-F/C-90, currently plays in United Kingdom). Vigor could not help Bristol Acadamy Flyers to beat Leicester Riders (2-0). He scored 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Bristol Acadamy Flyers was badly defeated 79-59 on the road by the higher-ranked Leicester Riders (#3). Vigor's overall stats this season are: 7.5ppg, 5.5rpg, 3.5apg and 1.5spg.

   #3. Nelson Kahler (206-C-94, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo, currently plays in Germany) contributed to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked RSV Eintracht (1-2) 90-73 in the German ProB (third division) last Saturday. He scored 10 points, had 5 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 21 minutes. Itzehoe Eagles (1-2) is placed seventh in North group. Kahler has relatively good stats this year: 11.7ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.7apg, 1.7bpg and 1.3spg in three games.   




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