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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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Benjamin Simmons' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Australians playing currently abroad: - Nov 13, 2017


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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Australians who are currently playing abroad.


Benjamin Simmons
Benjamin Simmons
   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Benjamin Simmons (208-96, college: LSU, currently plays in NBA). Simmons led Philadelphia 76ers to a victory against the Utah Jazz (6-7) 104-97 in the NBA last Tuesday. He recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 13 rebounds. Simmons also added 6 assists, 3 blocks and 3 steals; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his second season in pro basketball. The Philadelphia 76ers have 6-6 record this season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Simmons has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 17.4ppg, 9.0rpg, 7.8apg, 1.8spg. Simmons played for the Australian senior national team three years ago.

Aron Baynes
Aron Baynes
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Aron Baynes (208-86, college: Washington St., currently plays in NBA). He led Boston Celtics to a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers (5-8) 107-96 in the NBA on Wednesday night. Baynes was MVP of the game. He scored 21 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 23 minutes. The Boston Celtics have a very good 12-2 record this season. It was his team's 12th consecutive victory in a row. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This year Baynes' overall stats are: 6.6ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 48.7% and FT: 66.7% in 14 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and New Zealand. Baynes 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 contributed to a Maccabi T-A's victory against the closely-ranked Real Madrid (4-2) 90-83 in the Euroleague in Thursday night's game. Bolden scored 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (4-2) is placed third in the Euroleague. 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. His total stats this year are: 4.8ppg, 3.7rpg, 2FGP: 72.7%, 3FGP: 27.3%. Bolden played for the Australian U19 national team four years ago.

Mirko Djeric
Mirko Djeric
   #4. Guard Mirko Djeric (193-95, currently plays in Serbia) helped Vrsac win their game against the 13th-ranked Radnicki (0-5) 88-79 in the Serbian KLS last Saturday. He scored 15 points and added 3 assists in 31 minutes. KK Vrsac Swisslion (5-0) is placed second in the KLS. So far his team won all five games in the Regular Season. Djeric has relatively good stats this year: 14.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.0apg and 2.0spg in two games. He used to play for the Australian U22 national team back in 2015.

Joe Ingles
Joe Ingles
   #5. International small forward Joe Ingles (203-87, currently plays in NBA) helped Utah Jazz win their game against the Brooklyn Nets (5-8) 114-106 in the NBA on Saturday night. Ingles scored 17 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 5 assists. The Utah Jazz has 6-7 record this season. They ended the series of four consecutive loses. Ingles is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Utah Jazz's roster. This season he has relatively solid stats: 10.7ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.5apg and 1.8spg. Ingles used to play for the Australian national team last year.

Brock Motum
Brock Motum
   #6. Power forward Brock Motum (208-90, college: Washington St., currently plays in Turkey) helped Anadolu Efes win their game against the 13th-ranked Yesilgiresun Bld (2-4) 97-93 in the Turkish BSL in Sunday night's game. He scored 13 points in 20 minutes. Anadolu Efes Istanbul (5-1) is placed second in the BSL. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Motum has reliable stats this year: 10.7ppg and 2.8rpg 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 the major contributor in a San Antonio Spurs' victory against the Phoenix Suns (5-9) 112-95 in the NBA last Sunday. Mills scored 17 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists. The San Antonio Spurs have a solid 8-5 record this season. Mills has been at the team for six years. He averaged so far 8.0ppg, 1.6rpg and 3.5apg. Mills used to play for the Australian national team last year.

Ryan Broekhoff
Ryan Broekhoff
   #8. Forward Ryan Broekhoff (197-90, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in EuroCup) helped his Russian team Lokomotiv win their game against the fifth-ranked Partizan (1-4) 93-83 in the Eurocup on Wednesday night. He scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds (was perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line) in 23 minutes. Lokomotiv Kuban (5-0) is placed first in the Eurocup. So far his team won all five games in the Regular Season. This year Broekhoff's total stats are: 9.8ppg and 4.2rpg in five games. He used to play for the Australian national team last year.

Matthew Dellavedova
Matthew Dellavedova
   #9. International guard Matthew Dellavedova (193-90, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in NBA) helped Milwaukee Bucks win their game against the Los Angeles Lakers (5-8) 98-90 in the NBA last Saturday. He scored 10 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 15 minutes. The Milwaukee Bucks have 6-6 record this season. Dellavedova has averaged so far 5.7ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.3apg in 12 games. He used to play for the Australian national team last year.

Jordan Vandenberg
Jordan Vandenberg
   #10. Center Jordan Vandenberg (216-90, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in Japan) could not help Nishinomiya Storks (4-11) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Vandenberg's good performance the fourth-placed Nishinomiya Storks (4-11) were crushed 94-62 on the road by the leading Ryukyu GK in the West group. He recorded a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting 10 rebounds. Vandenberg has averaged so far 6.3ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.1apg. He is a former U18 international player as nine years ago he still played for the Australian national team.

   #11. Former U19 international guard William McDowell-White (195-98, college: Fresno St., currently plays in Germany) was not able to help the league outsider Baunach (0-9) in their last game on Sunday. Despite McDowell-White's very good performance the bottom-ranked Baunach was defeated 77-69 at home by the much higher-ranked Hamburg (#3). He was the top scorer with 19 points. McDowell-White also added 6 rebounds and dished 9 assists. McDowell-White's stats this season are: 10.6ppg, 5.4rpg, 6.3apg and 2.6spg. He used to play for the Australian U19 national team two years ago.

   #12. Former U22 international forward Dan Trist (206-92, college: Lafayette, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Ourense (1-6) in their last game. Despite Trist's good performance the bottom-ranked Ourense lost 76-86 in Prat to the much higher-ranked (#3) CB Prat. He scored 12 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 22 minutes. Trist averaged so far 12.4ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.3apg in seven games. He used to play for the Australian U22 national team back in 2015.

   #13. Former U18 international guard Joel Spear (192-94, college: S.Oregon, currently plays in Norway) helped Nidaros Jets win their game against the closely-ranked Ammerud Bskt 64-61 in the Norwegian BLNO on Sunday night. Spear recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 5 assists and 4 steals. This season Spear has very high stats. He averages: 17.8ppg, 5.4rpg, 5.5apg and 2.9spg. Spear used to play for the Australian U18 national team five years ago.

   #14. Former University international swingman Anatoly Kolesnikov (201-88, college: Nicholls St., currently plays in VTB United League) managed to help BK Astana in a victory against one of league's weakest teams Parma 90-84 in the VTB United League on Sunday night. Kolesnikov scored only 2 points in 13 minutes. Kolesnikov has averaged so far 2.4ppg and 2.0rpg in five games. He used to play for the Australian university national team back in 2009.

   #15. 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 seventh-ranked SC Rist Wedel 74-72 in the German ProB (third division) in Saturday night's game. Wilcher was the best player in that game. He scored 26 points (!!!). This season Wilcher has very high stats. He averages: 21.7ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.3apg and 1.2spg. Wilcher 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 3-point victory over the Atlanta Hawks (2-11) 110-107 in the NBA in Monday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Irving scored 35 points (!!!) and added 7 assists in 37 minutes. The Boston Celtics have quite an impressive 12-2 record this season. It was his team's 12th consecutive victory in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Irving has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 20.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 5.2apg and 1.9spg in 13 games he played so far. Irving is a naturalized American. Strangely he has never played in Australia.

   #2. Michael Vigor (206-F/C-90, currently plays in United Kingdom) led Bristol Acadamy Flyers to a 1-point victory against the closely-ranked Scorchers (4-5) 86-85 in the British BBL in Sunday night's game. Vigor recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 14 rebounds. He also added 5 assists. Bristol Academy Flyers (2-1) is placed fifth in the BBL. Vigor has averaged so far 7.8ppg, 8.0rpg, 5.0apg and 1.2spg.

   #3. Venky Jois (202-F-93, college: E.Washington, currently plays in Alpe-Adria-Cup) could not help KK Vrijednosnice Osijek (2-3) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Jois' good performance KK Vrijednosnice Osijek was badly defeated 73-53 on the road by the lower-ranked MMCITE Brno (#11). He was the second best scorer with 14 points. Jois also added 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. His team will play only one more game in the Alpe Adria Cup Regular Season. And that game will be critical. This season Jois has very high stats. He averages: 16.0ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.3apg and 1.8spg.

   #4. Josh Duinker (209-F/C-89, college: Richmond, currently plays in Japan) led Kumamoto Vorters to an easy victory against the second-ranked Gunma (8-7) crushing them 98-78 in the Japanese B2 League in Friday night's game. Duinker scored 15 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in a mere 17 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group West. Kumamoto Vorters (10-5) are placed third. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. Duinker has averaged so far 10.0ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.4apg and 1.2spg in 15 games. He has a dual citizenship: Dutch and Australian.

   #5. Thon Maker (216-F-97, currently plays in NBA) managed to help Milwaukee Bucks in a victory against the San Antonio Spurs (8-5) 94-87 in the NBA on Friday night. Maker recorded only 4 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 16 minutes. The Milwaukee Bucks have 6-6 record this season. Maker has averaged so far 4.8ppg and 2.8rpg in 12 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Australian and South Sudanese.

   #6. Nathaniel Musters (208-C-93, college: Lafayette, currently plays in Holland) contributed to Leeuwarden's victory against the closely-ranked Amsterdam 79-73 in the Dutch Eredivisie in Saturday night's game. He recorded 5 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 17 minutes. Musters has averaged so far 2.7ppg and 2.8rpg in six games.

   #7. Timothy Kearney (201-F/G-86, currently plays in Sweden) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Nassjo crushing them 93-72 in the Swedish Basketligan last Friday. He recorded only 3 points. Kearney has averaged so far 2.6ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.3apg. He has both Australian and Swedish nationalities.

   #8. Liam Thomas (213-F, college: Nicholls St., currently plays in ABA League) was not able to help the league outsider Ohrid AV in their game against Rogaska in the Prva Liga. He cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. Thomas scored only 2 points in 9 minutes on the court. His team was crushed by 22 points 78-56. Thomas has very impressive stats this year: 21.7ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.3apg and 1.2spg in nine games.

   #9. Jordan Rost (196-F-97, currently plays in Norway) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Tromso crushing them 84-53 in the Norwegian BLNO on Sunday night. He recorded 9 points. Rost has averaged so far 5.5ppg and 1.5rpg.

   #10. Declan Soukup (190-G-94, college: Assumption, currently plays in United Kingdom) contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked Dragons crushing them 95-74 in the British NBL D1 (second division) in Sunday night's game. He scored 6 points, had 8 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 23 minutes. Soukup averaged so far 12.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.2apg and 1.2spg in five games.   




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