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 1. Wildcats 10-3 
 2. Breakers 10-4 
 3. 36ers 7-6 
 4. Taipans 7-7 
 5. United 6-6 
 6. Hawks 5-8 
 7. Bullets 5-8 
 8. Kings 3-11 
Full Standings
Last:12/10/2017
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, United17.8 
 5. Ellis, Kings17.5 
 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: 9.6
 1. Boone, United9.6 
 2. Buford, Bullets7.7 
 3. Ogilvy, Hawks6.8 
 4. Johnson, 36ers6.5 
 5. Walker, Wildcats6.2 
 6. McCarron, Taipans5.9 
 7. Conger, Hawks5.9 
 8. Tokoto, Wildcats5.7 
 9. Pledger, Breakers5.7 
 10. Abercrombie, Break.5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Travis TRICE
  Bullets
  (183-PG-93)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Trice, Bullets5.3 
 2. Ware, United5.0 
 3. Shorter, 36ers4.5 
 4. Cadee, Kings3.9 
 5. Sosa, Breakers3.8 
 6. Martin, Wildcats3.5 
 7. Newbill, Breakers3.4 
 8. Newley, Kings3.4 
 9. Sobey, 36ers3.2 
 10. Tokoto, Wildcats3.2 
Steals Per Game
 JP TOKOTO
  Wildcats
  (198-F-93)
  Avg: 2
 1. Tokoto, Wildcats2.0 
 2. Prather, United1.8 
 3. Martin, Wildcats1.7 
 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. Humphries, Kings0.9 
 6. Egwu, Taipans0.8 
 7. Boone, United0.7 
 8. Prather, United0.7 
 9. Tokoto, Wildcats0.7 
 10. Wesley, United0.7 

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Benjamin Simmons' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Australians playing currently abroad: - Dec 4, 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 led Philadelphia 76ers to a victory over the Washington Wizards (12-10) 118-113 in the NBA in Wednesday night's game. Simmons was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 31 points and getting 18 rebounds. Simmons also added 4 assists and 2 blocks in 41 minutes on the court; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his second season in pro basketball. The Philadelphia 76ers have 13-9 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: 17.9ppg, 9.4rpg, 7.1apg, 2.1spg, 2FGP: 51.5% and FT: 55.9% in 21 games he played so far. Simmons played for the Australian senior national team three years ago.

Jonah Bolden
Jonah Bolden
   #2. Second place goes to 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 ninth-ranked Zalgiris (5-5) 81-74 in the Euroleague on Thursday night. Bolden recorded 6 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and made 4 blocks in 31 minutes. Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (6-4) is placed fifth in the Euroleague. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Bolden's first year with the team. This season his overall stats are: 6.7ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.1bpg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 63.0%(17-27), 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 54.5% in 10 games. Bolden played for the Australian U19 national team in 2013.

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 VTB United League). He was the major contributor in Lokomotiv's victory against the seventh-ranked Tsmoki-Minsk (3-5) 67-56 in the VTB United League in Saturday night's game. Broekhoff scored 15 points and grabbed 7 rebounds (was perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line). Lokomotiv Kuban (6-1) is placed second in the VTB United League. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Broekhoff's total stats this season are: 6.3ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 61.5%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 92.9%. 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) helped his Turkish team Anadolu Efes win their game against the closely-ranked Armani Milano (3-7) 73-68 in the Euroleague last Thursday. He recorded 9 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in 20 minutes. Anadolu Efes Istanbul (3-7) is placed 14th in the Euroleague. It's Motum's first season with the team. This year Motum's total stats are: 9.1ppg and 3.7rpg in 10 games. He 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) helped Utah Jazz win their game against the New Orleans Pelicans (12-11) 114-108 in the NBA on Friday night. Ingles scored 13 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 7 assists. The Utah Jazz has 12-11 record this season. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Ingles is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Utah Jazz's roster. He has relatively good stats this season: 10.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.1apg and 1.2spg. Ingles used to play for the Australian national team last year.

Ben Madgen
Ben Madgen
   #6. Swingman Ben Madgen (193-85, college: Augusta, currently plays in Lithuania) helped Lietuvos rytas win their game against the eighth-ranked Nevezis (3-10) crushing them 98-70 in the Lithuanian LKL in Saturday night's game. He recorded 13 points in 21 minutes. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (9-4) is placed fourth in the LKL. Madgen has averaged so far 9.0ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.6apg in eight games. He is a former international player as he played for the Australian senior team three years ago.

Patrick Mills
Patrick Mills
   #7. International point guard Patrick Mills (183-88, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in NBA) helped San Antonio Spurs win their game against the Memphis Grizzlies (7-15) 104-95 in the NBA last Wednesday. Mills recorded 13 points and added 5 assists (made all of his seven free throws). The San Antonio Spurs have a solid 15-8 record this season. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Mills has been at the team for six years. This season he has relatively solid stats: 9.0ppg, 2.2rpg and 3.5apg. Mills used to play for the Australian national team last year.

Mirko Djeric
Mirko Djeric
   #8. Guard Mirko Djeric (193-95, currently plays in ABA League) helped his Serbian team Vrsac win their game against the ninth-ranked Zrinjski HT (3-4) 80-72 in the KLS in Wednesday night's game. Djeric recorded 8 points. KK Vrsac Swisslion (5-2) is placed second in the KLS. Djeric has reliable stats this season: 11.7ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2spg. He used to play for the Australian U22 national team back in 2015.

Aron Baynes
Aron Baynes
   #9. International center Aron Baynes (208-86, college: Washington St., currently plays in NBA). He could not help the Boston Celtics (20-4) to beat the Detroit Pistons (14-8). Baynes scored 6 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in only 13 minutes. The Boston Celtics (20-4) lost 108-118 on the road to the Pistons. Baynes has averaged so far 5.6ppg and 5.2rpg in 24 games. He used to play for the Australian national team last year.

Joel Spear
Joel Spear
   #10. Guard Joel Spear (192-94, college: S.Oregon, currently plays in Norway) was the main contributor in a Nidaros Jets' victory against one of league's weakest teams Tromso (6-9) 90-73 in the Norwegian BLNO in Sunday night's game. Spear was the best player in that game. He recorded 31 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Nidaros Jets Trondheim (7-8) is placed fifth in the BLNO. This season Spear has very high stats. He averages: 18.7ppg, 6.8rpg, 5.5apg and 2.6spg. Spear is a former U18 international player as five years ago he still played for the Australian national team.

   #11. Former international guard Rhys Carter (190-84, currently plays in Sweden) was not able to help Uppsala Basket (2-7) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the bottom-ranked Uppsala Basket lost 82-89 on the opponent's court to the higher-ranked (#6) Umea. Carter was the second best scorer with 17 points. He also added made 6 passes and 3 steals in 23 minutes. Carter has averaged so far 9.1ppg, 2.6rpg, 4.4apg and 1.4spg in eight games. He used to play for the Australian national team eight years ago.

   #12. Former U19 international guard William McDowell-White (195-98, college: Fresno St., currently plays in Germany) helped Baunach win their game against the 12th-ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg 83-73 in the German ProA (second division) in Sunday night's game. McDowell-White scored 11 points, grabbed 4 boards, passed 6 assists and added 3 steals in 29 minutes. McDowell-White's stats this year are: 10.9ppg, 5.1rpg, 6.4apg and 2.4spg in nine games. He used to play for the Australian U19 national team back in 2015.

   #13. International center Andrew Bogut (213-84, college: Utah, currently plays in NBA) was not able to secure a victory for the Los Angeles Lakers in their game against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA. Bogut cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points. His team were defeated 127-123 in the NBA. Bogut has averaged so far 1.1ppg and 3.1rpg. He used to play for the Australian national team last year.

   #14. Former U22 international forward Dan Trist (206-92, college: Lafayette, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Ourense in their game against Melilla Baloncesto in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Trist was the second best scorer with 7 points. He also added 5 rebounds. His team was defeated 61-52. Trist averaged so far 12.2ppg and 5.0rpg. He used to play for the Australian U22 national team back in 2015.


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 Philadelphia 76ers (13-9) 108-97 in the NBA last Thursday. He was the best player in that game. Irving scored 36 points (!!!), grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists. The Boston Celtics have a very good 20-4 record this season. 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: 23.2ppg, 3.1rpg, 5.2apg and 1.5spg. 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) was the main contributor in a Kumamoto Vorters' victory against the leader Fukuoka Rizing (16-3) 70-55 in the Japanese B2 League on Saturday night. He was the best player in that game. Duinker had a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 10 rebounds in 21 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group West. Kumamoto Vorters (13-6) are placed third. It was his team's tenth consecutive victory in a row. Duinker has reliable stats this year: 11.7ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2spg in 19 games he played so far. 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 (2-5) in their last game. Despite Jois' good performance KK Vrijednosnice Osijek lost 61-69 on the road to the higher-ranked (#6) H.Analitica. He was the top scorer with 14 points. Jois also added 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 34 minutes; not bad, considering it's only his second season in pro basketball. It was KK Vrijednosnice Osijek's third consecutive loss in a row. Jois has very impressive stats this year: 17.7ppg, 9.0rpg, 3.3apg and 1.7spg in seven games.

   #4. Thon Maker (216-F-97, currently plays in NBA) contributed to an easy victory against the Sacramento Kings (7-16) crushing them 112-87 in the NBA on Tuesday night. He scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks have 12-9 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Maker has averaged so far 4.7ppg and 3.5rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Australian and South Sudanese.

   #5. Dominic Gilbert (197-G/F-96, college: UBC, currently plays in Croatia) contributed to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked Graficar (1-5) 95-80 in the Croatian Prva Liga (second division) in Saturday night's game. Gilbert was the best player in that game. He had a double-double by scoring 36 points and getting 14 rebounds. Gilbert also added 4 assists in 38 minutes. KK Bosco Zagreb (5-1) is placed third in the Prva Liga. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Gilbert has very impressive stats this year: 25.2ppg, 10.2rpg, 1.8apg and 2.7spg in six games.

   #6. Michael Vigor (206-F/C-90, currently plays in United Kingdom) was not able to help Bristol Acadamy Flyers (2-1) in their last game on Friday. Despite his good performance Bristol Acadamy Flyers was defeated 82-77 in Leicester by the second-ranked Riders. Vigor recorded 11 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and made 2 blocks. Vigor has averaged so far 8.3ppg, 7.4rpg and 4.6apg.

   #7. Timothy Kearney (201-F/G-86, currently plays in Sweden) contributed to a BC Lulea's victory against the fifth-ranked Norrkoping Dolphins 87-81 in the Swedish Basketligan on Saturday night. Kearney scored 8 points. Kearney has averaged so far 3.4ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.3apg. He has both Australian and Swedish nationalities.

   #8. Obi Kyei (206-F-94, agency: Two Points, college: Eckerd, currently plays in United Kingdom) was not able to secure a victory for Leeds Force in their game against Cheshire Phoenix in the British BBL. Kyei recorded 9 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 31 minutes. His team was crushed by 28 points 87-59. Kyei has averaged so far 4.5ppg and 5.5rpg in two games. He also holds two passports: Australian and British.

   #9. Declan Soukup (190-G-94, college: Assumption, currently plays in United Kingdom) helped Reading Rockets win their game against one of league's weakest teams Leicester Warriors 75-70 in the British NBL D1 (second division) last Sunday. Soukup was the top player that evening. He recorded 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists in 34 minutes. Soukup averaged so far 12.3ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.9apg and 1.3spg in eight games.

   #10. Nathaniel Musters (208-C-93, college: Lafayette, currently plays in Holland) couldn't help Leeuwarden in their game against Groningen in the Dutch Eredivisie. He cannot count Thursday's game as one of the best ones. Musters scored only 2 points. His team was crushed by 47 points 112-65. Musters has averaged so far 2.3ppg and 2.3rpg.   




Ryan
Broekhoff
Ryan Broekhoff selected the top Australian playing abroad in last week's games - 20 hours ago
Here is the weekly review of the top performing Australian players, who play currently abroad. This week's number one is an international forward Ryan Broekhoff (197-90). He led Lokomotiv to a victory over the closely-ranked ALBA Berlin in the Eurocup in Tuesday night's game.    [read more]

Jeremy
Kendle
Kendle to Bendigo; Willis to Rockhampton - 4 days ago
The Bendigo Braves yesterday announced the signing of Jeremy Kendle (186-G-88, college: Bellarmine) for the 2018 SEABL season. A former SEABL MVP and championship winner with the Braves in 2016, Kendle returns Bendigo following stints in the Australian NBL, New Zealand NBL, and QBL. In January 2017, he made his Australian NBL debut with the Brisbane Bullets after signing with them for the rest of the 2016-17 season. He went on to play in New Zealand for the Canterbury Rams before returnin...   [read more]

JP Tokoto
Tokoto's 25 points and 9 assists give him Player of the Week award - 7 days ago
24-year old forward JP Tokoto (198-F-93) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Wildcats and receives a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8. He had the game-high 25 points adding five rebounds and nine assists for Wildcats in his team's victory, helping them to crush Breakers (#1, 9-3) with 16-point margin 89-73. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Wildcats maintains the 2nd position in Australian league. They woul...   [read more]


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