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 Perry ELLIS
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  (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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Jonah Bolden selected the top Australian playing abroad in last week's games - Nov 6, 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.


Jonah Bolden
Jonah Bolden
   #1. This week's number one is former U19 international power forward Jonah Bolden (208-96, college: UCLA, currently plays in Israel). He led Maccabi T-A to a victory over the league outsider Maccabi Haifa (1-4) crushing them 83-62 in the Israeli Winner League in Monday night's game. Bolden was MVP of the game. He recorded 20 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 30 minutes on the court; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Bolden's first season in pro basketball. Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (5-0) is placed first in the Winner League. So far his team won all five games in the Regular Season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Bolden's first year with the team. He has relatively good stats this season: 10.8ppg, 7.8rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 56.3%(9-16), 3FGP: 43.8% and FT: 57.1% in four games he played so far. Bolden played for the Australian U19 national team four years ago.

Benjamin Simmons
Benjamin Simmons
   #2. Second place goes to former international forward Benjamin Simmons (208-96, college: LSU, currently plays in NBA). He was the main contributor in a Philadelphia 76ers' victory against the Houston Rockets (8-3) 115-107 in the NBA on Monday night. Simmons was the best player in that game. He scored 24 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished 9 assists in 39 minutes; not bad, considering it's only Simmons' second season in pro basketball. The Philadelphia 76ers have 5-4 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. Simmons has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 18.0ppg, 9.8rpg, 8.2apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 53.2% and FT: 58.8% in nine games. Simmons played for the Australian national team in 2014.

Ryan Broekhoff
Ryan Broekhoff
   #3. The Australian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Ryan Broekhoff (197-90, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in EuroCup). He was the major contributor in Lokomotiv's victory against the closely-ranked RETAbet BB (1-3) 102-86 in the Eurocup in Wednesday night's game. Broekhoff recorded 16 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Lokomotiv Kuban (4-0) is placed first in the Eurocup. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. Broekhoff's overall stats this season are: 9.8ppg, 4.3rpg, 2FGP: 33.3% and FT: 88.9%. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and Dutch. Broekhoff played for the Australian national team one years ago.

Brock Motum
Brock Motum
   #4. Power forward Brock Motum (208-90, college: Washington St., currently plays in Euroleague) could not help the league outsider Anadolu Efes (0-5) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Anadolu Efes lost 74-79 at home to the higher-ranked (#12) Unicaja Malaga. Motum was the second best scorer with 16 points. He also added 7 rebounds in 26 minutes. So far Anadolu Efes lost all five games in the Regular Season. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This year Motum's overall stats are: 8.0ppg and 3.2rpg in five games. He used to play for the Australian national team last year.

Patrick Mills
Patrick Mills
   #5. International point guard Patrick Mills (183-88, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in NBA) contributed to an easy victory against the Phoenix Suns (4-6) 112-95 in the NBA in Sunday night's game. Mills scored 17 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 26 minutes. The San Antonio Spurs have 6-4 record this season. Mills is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his sixth year in Spurs' roster. This season he has relatively solid stats: 8.3ppg, 1.5rpg and 3.1apg in 10 games. Mills used to play for the Australian national team last year.

Joe Ingles
Joe Ingles
   #6. Small forward Joe Ingles (203-87, currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the Utah Jazz (5-5) in their last game. Despite Ingles' good performance the Utah Jazz (5-5) lost 100-109 on their home court in Salt Lake City to the Toronto Raptors. He scored 11 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 6 assists in 32 minutes. Ingles has been at the team for four years. Ingles has reliable stats this season: 10.3ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.4apg and 1.9spg in 10 games. He is international player as he played for the Australian senior team one years ago.

Aron Baynes
Aron Baynes
   #7. International center Aron Baynes (208-86, college: Washington St., currently plays in NBA) contributed to a Boston Celtics' victory against the San Antonio Spurs (6-4) 108-94 in the NBA in Monday night's game. He scored 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 16 minutes. The Boston Celtics have a very good 8-2 record this season. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. It's Baynes' first year with the team. This season Baynes' total stats are: 6.2ppg and 5.8rpg in 10 games. He used to play for the Australian national team last year.

Matthew Dellavedova
Matthew Dellavedova
   #8. Guard Matthew Dellavedova (193-90, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in NBA) was not able to secure a victory for the Milwaukee Bucks (4-5) in their game against the Oklahoma City Thunder (4-5) in the NBA. Dellavedova scored 7 points and added 3 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks (4-5) were badly defeated 110-91 on the road by the Thunder. It was Bucks' third consecutive loss in a row. Dellavedova has averaged so far 5.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.3apg. He used to play for the Australian national team last year.

Jordan Vandenberg
Jordan Vandenberg
   #9. Former U18 international center Jordan Vandenberg (216-90, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in Japan) couldn't help Nishinomiya Storks (4-9) in their game against Hitachi Sunrockers (7-6) in the Japanese B1 League. He scored 6 points, had 9 boards, handed out 3 passes and blocked 2 shots. The fourth-placed Nishinomiya Storks (4-9) were defeated 76-63 in Tokyo by the lower-ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (#5) in the West group. Vandenberg has averaged so far 6.0ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.3apg. He used to play for the Australian U18 national team nine years ago.

William McDowell-White
William McDowell-White
   #10. Guard William McDowell-White (195-98, college: Fresno St., currently plays in Germany) couldn't help the league outsider Baunach (0-7) in their last game. Despite McDowell-White's very good performance the bottom-ranked Baunach lost 56-67 on their home court in Baunach to the higher-ranked (#14) OrangeAcademy. He had a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 10 rebounds. McDowell-White also added 4 assists and 4 steals in 32 minutes. So far Baunach lost all seven games in the Regular Season. McDowell-White has averaged so far 9.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 6.4apg and 2.4spg in five games. He is a former U19 international player as two years ago he still played for the Australian national team.

   #11. International center Andrew Bogut (213-84, college: Utah, currently plays in NBA) managed to help Los Angeles Lakers to win against the Detroit Pistons crushing them 113-93 in the NBA on Tuesday night. Bogut scored only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Bogut has averaged so far 1.0ppg and 2.7rpg. He used to play for the Australian national team last year.

   #12. Former U18 international guard Joel Spear (192-94, college: S.Oregon, currently plays in Norway) helped Nidaros Jets win their game against the league outsider Centrum 84-78 in the Norwegian BLNO on Sunday night. Spear scored 10 points, had 9 rebounds and dished 7 assists in 34 minutes. Spear has very impressive stats this year: 18.0ppg, 4.9rpg, 5.6apg and 2.9spg in 10 games. He used to play for the Australian U18 national team back in 2012.

   #13. Former University international swingman Anatoly Kolesnikov (201-88, college: Nicholls St., currently plays in VTB United League) helped his Kazakhstan team Astana win their game against one of league's weakest teams Parma 90-84 in the VTB United League in Sunday night's game. Kolesnikov scored only 2 points. Kolesnikov has averaged so far 2.4ppg and 2.0rpg. He used to play for the Australian university national team eight years ago.

   #14. Former international point guard Joshua Wilcher (178-91, college: Cent.Wyoming, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help Itzehoe (2-6) in their last game. Despite Wilcher's very good performance Itzehoe (#10) was badly defeated 99-80 on their home court in Itzehoe by the second-ranked SSV Lok Bernau in the North group. He was the second best scorer with 18 points. Wilcher also added 6 boards, dished 7 assists and stole 3 balls in 31 minutes. Wilcher has very impressive stats this year: 21.1ppg, 3.1rpg, 4.8apg and 1.3spg in eight games. He used to play for the Australian national team back in 2009.

   #15. Former international guard Rhys Carter (190-84, currently plays in Sweden) couldn't help Uppsala Basket in their game against Sodertalje Kings in the Swedish Basketligan. Carter scored only 4 points and added 3 passes. His team was defeated 85-77. Carter has averaged so far 7.2ppg, 3.0rpg and 3.8apg. He used to play for the Australian national team eight 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) led Boston Celtics to a victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder (4-5) 101-94 in the NBA last Friday. He was the best player in that game. Irving scored 25 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 6 assists. The Boston Celtics have quite an impressive 8-2 record this season. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Irving's first year with the team. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Irving averages: 21.0ppg, 3.1rpg, 5.6apg and 2.4spg. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Irving has never played in Australia.

   #2. Venky Jois (202-F-93, college: E.Washington, currently plays in Croatia) could not help KK Vrijednosnice Osijek (2-3) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Jois' very good performance KK Vrijednosnice Osijek was defeated 100-91 on the road by the higher-ranked Split (#6). He recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 12 rebounds. Jois also added 7 assists and 2 blocks. This season Jois has very high stats. He averages: 18.6ppg, 10.0rpg, 3.6apg and 1.8spg.

   #3. Josh Duinker (209-F/C-89, college: Richmond, currently plays in Japan) was the main contributor in a Kumamoto Vorters' victory against the third-ranked Kanazawa Samuraiz (7-6) crushing them 80-54 in the Japanese B2 League last Sunday. He was the top player that evening. Duinker recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 3 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group West. Kumamoto Vorters (8-5) are placed third. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Duinker's total stats this season are: 9.4ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.2apg. He has a dual citizenship: Dutch and Australian.

   #4. Dominic Gilbert (197-G/F-96, college: UBC, currently plays in Croatia) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Kastela (0-3) 91-76 in the Croatian Premijer Liga in Sunday night's game. Gilbert recorded 7 points and had 4 steals. It was his first game for Cibona this season. His team is placed third in the Premijer Liga. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. It's Gilbert's first year with the team.

   #5. Michael Vigor (206-F/C-90, currently plays in United Kingdom) contributed to a 1-point Bristol Acadamy Flyers' victory against the closely-ranked Scorchers (3-4) 86-85 in the British BBL last Sunday. He had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 14 rebounds. Vigor also added 5 assists in 35 minutes. Bristol Academy Flyers (2-1) is placed fifth in the BBL. It's Vigor's first season with the team. This year his total stats are: 9.4ppg, 8.0rpg, 5.0apg and 1.2spg in five games he played so far.

   #6. Thon Maker (216-F-97, currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the Milwaukee Bucks in their game against the Detroit Pistons in the NBA. Maker scored 9 points. His team were defeated 105-96 in the NBA. His total stats this season are: 5.1ppg and 2.4rpg. Maker is another player who holds two passports: Australian and South Sudanese.

   #7. Liam Thomas (213-F, college: Nicholls St., currently plays in ABA League) was not able to secure a victory for Ohrid AV in their last game. Despite Thomas' good performance Ohrid AV was crushed 93-62 in Mostar by the higher-ranked (#14) Zrinjski HT. He was the second best scorer with 13 points. Thomas also added 6 rebounds and 2 blocks in 31 minutes. Thomas has averaged so far 8.0ppg and 4.3rpg in three games.

   #8. Timothy Kearney (201-F/G-86, currently plays in Sweden) managed to help BC Lulea in a victory against the closely-ranked KFUM Jamtland crushing them 90-70 in the Swedish Basketligan in Friday night's game. Kearney scored 5 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 10 minutes. Kearney has averaged so far 2.5ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.5apg in six games. He has both Australian and Swedish nationalities.

   #9. Thomas Ammar (199-G/F-87, college: Mars Hill, currently plays in Lebanon) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Byblos crushing them 74-54 in the Lebanese Pepsi LBL last Friday. Ammar scored 7 points. Ammar has averaged so far 2.8ppg and 1.6rpg. He also holds two passports: Australian and Lebanese.

   #10. Triantafillos Tzakopoulos (185-G-85, currently plays in Greece) couldn't 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' stats this year are: 12.8ppg, 6.0rpg, 4.8apg and 2.5spg in four games. He has dual citizenship: Australian and Greek.   




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