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 Perry ELLIS
  Kings
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 19.4
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 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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Benjamin Simmons selected the top Australian playing abroad in last week's games - Oct 30, 2017


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We bring you last week's top performances from Australians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.


Benjamin Simmons
Benjamin Simmons
   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Benjamin Simmons (208-96, college: LSU, currently plays in NBA). He was the major contributor in a 2-point Philadelphia 76ers' victory against the Dallas Mavericks (1-6) 112-110 in the NBA in Saturday night's game. Simmons scored 23 points, had 7 boards, dished 8 assists and stole 3 balls in 34 minutes on the court; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his second season in pro basketball. The Philadelphia 76ers have rather weak 2-4 record this season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Simmons has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 17.5ppg, 9.5rpg, 7.5apg, 1.7spg, 2FGP: 52.4% and FT: 59.4% in six games he played so far. Simmons 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 Turkey). He led Anadolu Efes to a 2-point victory over the closely-ranked Eskisehir Basket (3-1) 86-84 in the Turkish BSL last Monday. Motum was MVP of the game. He scored 19 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Anadolu Efes Istanbul (2-1) is placed fourth in the BSL. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Motum has relatively good stats this year: 10.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 3FGP: 33.3%. He played for the Australian national team in 2016.

Jonah Bolden
Jonah Bolden
   #3. The Australian player who performed third best last week abroad was former U19 international power forward Jonah Bolden (208-96, college: UCLA, currently plays in Euroleague). He could not help Maccabi T-A (2-2) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Bolden's good performance Maccabi T-A was edged 87-84 on the road by the lower-ranked Crvena Zvezda (#9). He recorded 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. It's Bolden's first season with the team. Bolden's overall stats this year are: 5.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 2FGP: 57.1%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 57.1%. He played for the Australian U19 national team four years ago.

Ryan Broekhoff
Ryan Broekhoff
   #4. Forward Ryan Broekhoff (197-90, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in EuroCup) contributed to Lokomotiv's victory against the closely-ranked Lietuvos rytas (1-2) 93-85 in the Eurocup last Wednesday. Broekhoff scored 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 33 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Lokomotiv Kuban (3-0) is placed first in the Eurocup. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. This year Broekhoff's overall stats are: 7.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg in three games. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and Dutch. Broekhoff used to play for the Australian national team last year.

Joe Ingles
Joe Ingles
   #5. International small forward Joe Ingles (203-87, currently plays in NBA) led Utah Jazz to an easy victory against the Los Angeles Lakers (2-4) 96-81 in the NBA in Saturday night's game. Ingles scored 13 points, had 5 boards, dished 4 assists and stole 3 balls in 32 minutes. The Utah Jazz has 3-3 record this season. Ingles is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Utah Jazz's roster. He has very impressive stats this season: 11.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.7apg and 2.2spg in six games. Ingles used to play for the Australian national team last year.

Aron Baynes
Aron Baynes
   #6. Center Aron Baynes (208-86, college: Washington St., currently plays in NBA) led Boston Celtics to a victory against the Milwaukee Bucks (4-2) 96-89 in the NBA on Thursday night. Baynes recorded 12 points and grabbed 7 rebounds (made all of his six free throws) in 24 minutes. The Boston Celtics have a solid 4-2 record this season. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year Baynes' total stats are: 6.8ppg and 5.2rpg in six games. He is international player as he played for the Australian senior team one years ago.

Patrick Mills
Patrick Mills
   #7. International point guard Patrick Mills (183-88, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the San Antonio Spurs (4-2) in their last game on Friday. Despite Mills' good performance the San Antonio Spurs (4-2) were crushed 114-87 in Orlando by the Magic. He was the second best scorer with 12 points. Mills also added 3 assists. Mills has been at the team for six years. He has averaged so far 6.0ppg, 1.2rpg and 2.7apg. Mills used to play for the Australian national team last year.

Jordan Vandenberg
Jordan Vandenberg
   #8. Center Jordan Vandenberg (216-90, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in Japan) was not able to secure a victory for Nishinomiya Storks (4-7) in their last game. Despite his good performance the third-placed Nishinomiya Storks (4-7) were badly defeated 87-70 in Osaka by the lower-ranked (#6) Evessa in the West group. Vandenberg had a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 10 rebounds in 23 minutes. Vandenberg has averaged so far 6.3ppg and 6.3rpg in 11 games. He used to play for the Australian U18 national team back in 2008.

Matthew Dellavedova
Matthew Dellavedova
   #9. International guard Matthew Dellavedova (193-90, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in NBA) contributed to a Milwaukee Bucks' victory against the Atlanta Hawks (1-6) 117-106 in the NBA on Sunday night. Dellavedova recorded 6 points. The Milwaukee Bucks have a solid 4-2 record this season. Dellavedova has averaged so far 5.5ppg, 2.2rpg and 3.7apg. He used to play for the Australian national team last year.

Dan Trist
Dan Trist
   #10. Forward Dan Trist (206-92, college: Lafayette, currently plays in Spain) helped Ourense win their game against the eighth-ranked Araberri (3-3) crushing them 98-75 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Friday. Trist scored 17 points and grabbed 7 rebounds; not bad, considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. Ourense Termal (1-4) closes the standings in the LEB Gold. But the situation may improve as they ended a series of four consecutive loses. This season Trist has relatively solid stats: 14.6ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.4apg. He is a former U22 international player as two years ago he still played for the Australian national team.

   #11. Former U22 international forward Deng Deng (203-92, college: Baylor, currently plays in Finland) couldn't help UU-Korihait in their game against Helsinki Seagulls in the Finnish Korisliiga, despite his very good performance on Wednesday night. Deng recorded 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 21 minutes. But his team lost 81-94. Deng has reliable stats this year: 11.1ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.5apg and 1.8bpg in eight games. He used to play for the Australian U22 national team two years ago.

   #12. International center Andrew Bogut (213-84, college: Utah, currently plays in NBA) couldn't help the Los Angeles Lakers in their game against the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA. He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. Bogut scored only 2 points. His team were defeated 119-112 in the NBA. Bogut has averaged so far 0.4ppg and 2.4rpg. He used to play for the Australian national team last year.

   #13. Former U18 international guard Joel Spear (192-94, college: S.Oregon, currently plays in Norway) couldn't help Nidaros Jets in their game against Gimle BBK in the Norwegian BLNO, despite his very good performance in Saturday night's game. Spear was the top scorer with 20 points. He also added 7 boards, dished 3 assists and stole 3 balls in 40 minutes. But his team lost 65-70. Spear has very impressive stats this year: 20.0ppg, 4.8rpg, 5.6apg and 3.1spg in eight games. He used to play for the Australian U18 national team five years ago.

   #14. Former international guard Rhys Carter (190-84, currently plays in Sweden) couldn't help Uppsala Basket in their game against Nassjo in the Swedish Basketligan. Despite his good performance last Friday Carter scored 11 points and added 4 assists. Carter has averaged so far 7.8ppg, 3.2rpg and 4.0apg. He used to play for the Australian national team back in 2009.

   #15. Former U19 international guard William McDowell-White (195-98, college: Fresno St., currently plays in Germany) couldn't help the league outsider Baunach in their game against Koeln Rh.Stars in the German ProA (second division). McDowell-White scored 7 points and added 8 assists in 38 minutes. His team lost 67-78. McDowell-White has averaged so far 7.5ppg, 3.8rpg, 7.0apg and 2.0spg in four games. He used to play for the Australian U19 national team two 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 Boston Celtics' victory against the Milwaukee Bucks (4-2) 96-89 in the NBA on Thursday night. Irving recorded 24 points and added 7 passes in 35 minutes. The Boston Celtics have a solid 4-2 record this season. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Irving's first year with the team. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Irving averages: 21.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.7apg and 2.3spg in six games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Irving has never played in Australia.

   #2. Josh Duinker (209-F/C-89, college: Richmond, currently plays in Japan) led Kumamoto Vorters to an easy victory against the fifth-ranked Kagawa FA (4-7) 89-71 in the Japanese B2 League on Wednesday night. He recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 13 rebounds. Duinker also added and 5 steals. Kumamoto Vorters (5-5) are placed fourth in West group. Duinker's total stats this season are: 9.2ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.5apg and 1.5spg. He has a dual citizenship: Dutch and Australian.

   #3. Venky Jois (202-F-93, college: E.Washington, currently plays in Croatia) could not help KK Vrijednosnice Osijek (2-2) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his very good performance KK Vrijednosnice Osijek was defeated 89-81 on the road by the higher-ranked KK_Skrljevo (#4). Jois was the top scorer with 23 points. He also added 9 rebounds. This season Jois has very high stats. He averages: 17.5ppg, 9.5rpg, 2.8apg and 2.3spg.

   #4. Thon Maker (216-F-97, currently plays in NBA) contributed to a Milwaukee Bucks' victory against the Charlotte Hornets (3-3) 103-94 in the NBA in Monday night's game. Maker recorded 6 points and had 3 steals in 16 minutes. The Milwaukee Bucks have a solid 4-2 record this season. Maker has averaged so far 4.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.3spg in six 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) led Bristol Acadamy Flyers to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Leeds Force (0-5) crushing them 111-88 in the British BBL in Friday night's game. Vigor recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 4 assists. Bristol Academy Flyers (2-1) is placed fifth in the BBL. Vigor has averaged so far 8.0ppg, 6.5rpg and 5.0apg.

   #6. Dominic Gilbert (197-G/F-96, college: UBC, currently plays in Croatia) led Bosco to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked Borovo 103-88 in the Croatian Prva Liga (second division) last Saturday. He scored 20 points, had 9 boards, passed 3 assists and added 3 steals in 25 minutes. Gilbert has very impressive stats this year: 20.0ppg, 10.0rpg, 2.3apg and 3.0spg in three games.

   #7. Triantafillos Tzakopoulos (185-G-85, currently plays in Greece) was not able to help Holargos in their game against Kastoria in the Greek A2 (second division). Tzakopoulos recorded 9 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists in 37 minutes. His team was edged 76-73. Tzakopoulos averaged so far 12.8ppg, 6.0rpg, 4.8apg and 2.5spg in four games. He has both Australian and Greek nationalities.

   #8. Nelson Kahler (206-C-94, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo, currently plays in Germany) led Itzehoe to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked Cuxhaven crushing them 104-74 in the German ProB (third division) last Saturday. Kahler scored 13 points, had 8 boards, handed out 3 passes and blocked 3 shots. Kahler's stats this season are: 11.0ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.3apg and 2.0bpg.

   #9. Thomas Ammar (199-G/F-87, college: Mars Hill, currently plays in Lebanon) managed to help Beirut Club in a victory against one of league's weakest teams Louaize 66-60 in the Lebanese Pepsi LBL on Saturday night. He recorded only 2 points in 7 minutes on the court. Ammar has averaged so far 1.8ppg and 1.5rpg in four games. He also holds two passports: Australian and Lebanese.

   #10. Liam Thomas (213-F, college: Nicholls St., currently plays in FYR Macedonia) helped Ohrid AV win their game against the closely-ranked Kozuv 86-74 in the FYR Macedonian Prva Liga in Saturday night's game. Thomas recorded only 2 points. Thomas has averaged so far 6.7ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.3bpg.   




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