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 10. Eastern M. 2-16 
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 8. Rockhampton 8-9 
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 11. Suncoast PC 5-10 
 12. Gladstone P. 5-11 
 13. Ipswich F. 4-13 
 14. Toowoomba M. 1-16 
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 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 
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 9. Illawarra H. 5-15 
 10. Newcastle H. 3-17 
 11. Sutherland S. 3-17 
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Points Per Game
 Jerome RANDLE
  Kings
  (175-PG-87)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Randle, Kings19.8 
 2. Conger, Hawks19.7 
 3. Cotton, Wildcats19.3 
 4. Clarke, Hawks18.1 
 5. Johnson, 36ers16.3 
 6. Sosa, Breakers16.2 
 7. Buford, Bullets16.2 
 8. Prather, United16.1 
 9. Ware, United16.1 
 10. Tokoto, Wildcats15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh BOONE
  United
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Boone, United9.3 
 2. Buford, Bullets8.1 
 3. Johnson, 36ers7.1 
 4. McCarron, Taipans6.8 
 5. Vukona, Breakers6.4 
 6. Childress, 36ers6.3 
 7. Tokoto, Wildcats6.1 
 8. Walker, Wildcats5.9 
 9. Ellis, Kings5.7 
 10. Conger, Hawks5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jerome RANDLE
  Kings
  (175-PG-87)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Randle, Kings5.2 
 2. Trice, Bullets5.1 
 3. Ware, United4.8 
 4. Shorter, 36ers4.1 
 5. Sosa, Breakers4.0 
 6. Gibson, Bullets3.5 
 7. Martin, Wildcats3.3 
 8. Newbill, Breakers3.3 
 9. Cadee, Kings3.2 
 10. Newley, Kings3.1 
Steals Per Game
 JP TOKOTO
  Wildcats
  (198-F-93)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Tokoto, Wildcats1.7 
 2. Martin, Wildcats1.5 
 3. Martin, Hawks1.4 
 4. Gliddon, Taipans1.4 
 5. Newbill, Breakers1.3 
 6. Creek, 36ers1.3 
 7. Kay, Hawks1.3 
 8. Prather, United1.3 
 9. Trice, Bullets1.3 
 10. Cotton, Wildcats1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Thomas ABERCROMBIE
  Break.
  (198-F-87)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Abercrombie, Break.1.4 
 2. Ogilvy, Hawks1.3 
 3. Buford, Bullets1.2 
 4. Pledger, Breakers1.1 
 5. Humphries, Kings1.0 
 6. Wesley, United0.9 
 7. Johnson, Hawks0.8 
 8. Jervis, Bullets0.8 
 9. Boone, United0.8 
 10. Cooke-Jr, Wildcats0.8 

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Brock Motum selected the top Australian playing abroad in last week's games - Feb 12, 2018


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


Brock Motum
Brock Motum
   #1. This week's number one is former international power forward Brock Motum (208-90, college: Washington St., currently plays in Turkey). He led Anadolu Efes to a victory over the eighth-ranked Eskisehir Basket (10-8) 89-77 in the Turkish BSL in Sunday night's game. Motum was MVP of the game. He scored 25 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 36 minutes on the court. Anadolu Efes Istanbul (12-6) is placed fourth in the BSL. The Regular Season already ended. It's Motum's first season with the team. Motum has relatively good stats this year: 12.9ppg, 3.7rpg, 2FGP: 59.0%(62-105), 3FGP: 44.4% and FT: 77.8% in 15 games he played so far. He played for the Australian senior national team two years ago.

Joe Ingles
Joe Ingles
   #2. Second place goes to former international small forward Joe Ingles (203-87, currently plays in NBA). Ingles was the major contributor in an Utah Jazz's victory against the Portland Trail Blazers (31-26) 115-96 in the NBA on Sunday night. He scored 24 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 30 minutes. The Utah Jazz has 28-28 record this season. It was his team's ninth 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. This season Ingles has relatively solid stats: 10.6ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.1apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 51.0%, 3FGP: 45.3%(139-307) and FT: 81.8% in 56 games. He played for the Australian national team in 2016.

Ryan Broekhoff
Ryan Broekhoff
   #3. The Australian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward Ryan Broekhoff (197-90, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in EuroCup). Broekhoff was the main contributor in Lokomotiv's victory against the third-ranked Dolomiti En. TR (2-4) 74-71 in the Eurocup in Wednesday night's game. He was the best player in that game. Broekhoff scored 13 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Lokomotiv Kuban (6-0) is placed first in group G. So far his team won all six games in the Top 16. There are only two games left until the end of the Eurocup Top 16. So now every game will be critical. Broekhoff has reliable stats this season: 12.3ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 66.7%(20-30), 3FGP: 50.6%(42-83) and FT: 88.6%. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and Dutch. Broekhoff played for the Australian national team two years ago.

Benjamin Simmons
Benjamin Simmons
   #4. Forward Benjamin Simmons (208-96, college: LSU, currently plays in NBA) contributed to a Philadelphia 76ers' victory against the Washington Wizards (32-24) 115-102 in the NBA last Tuesday. He scored 15 points, had 6 boards, passed 8 assists and added 3 steals in 36 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Simmons' second season in pro basketball. The Philadelphia 76ers have 28-25 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Simmons has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.5ppg, 7.8rpg, 7.3apg and 1.8spg in 52 games. Simmons used to play for the Australian national team back in 2014.

Jonah Bolden
Jonah Bolden
   #5. Former U19 international power forward Jonah Bolden (208-96, college: UCLA, currently plays in Euroleague) helped his Israeli team Maccabi T-A win their game against one of league's weakest teams FC Barcelona (7-15) 94-82 in the Euroleague on Thursday night. He recorded 9 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (12-10) is placed eighth in the Euroleague. Bolden's overall stats this season are: 6.8ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.8apg, 1.1bpg and 1.2spg. He used to play for the Australian U19 national team five years ago.

Patrick Mills
Patrick Mills
   #6. Point guard Patrick Mills (183-88, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in NBA) helped San Antonio Spurs win their game against the Phoenix Suns (18-39) crushing them 129-81 in the NBA last Wednesday. Mills recorded 18 points. The San Antonio Spurs have a solid 35-22 record this season. Mills has been at the team for six years. His stats this year are: 9.6ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.6apg. Mills is a former international player as he played for the Australian senior team two years ago.

Aron Baynes
Aron Baynes
   #7. Former international center Aron Baynes (208-86, college: Washington St., currently plays in NBA) helped Boston Celtics edge the Portland Trail Blazers (31-26) 97-96 in the NBA last Sunday. Baynes recorded 8 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks in 21 minutes. The Boston Celtics have a solid 40-18 record this season. This year Baynes' overall stats are: 5.6ppg and 5.3rpg in 58 games. He used to play for the Australian national team two years ago.

Ben Madgen
Ben Madgen
   #8. Swingman Ben Madgen (193-85, college: Augusta, currently plays in EuroCup). Madgen could not help Lietuvos rytas (1-5) to beat Bayern Muenchen (5-1). He scored 7 points. The fourth-placed Lietuvos rytas (1-5) was edged 87-85 at home by the leading Bayern Muenchen in the group F of Eurocup. The Top 16 already ended in the Eurocup. Madgen's total stats this season are: 7.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.1apg. He used to play for the Australian national team back in 2014.

Duop Reath
Duop Reath
   #9. University international forward Duop Reath (211-96, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped LSU win their game against the The University of Mississippi (1-10) 82-66 in the NCAA in Sunday night's game. Reath recorded 26 points (!!!) and grabbed 5 rebounds in 24 minutes. The Louisiana State University has 4-7 conference record this season. Reath averaged so far 13.7ppg and 5.4rpg in 23 games. He is also in the roster of the Australian university national team.

Xavier Cooks
Xavier Cooks
   #10. Swingman Xavier Cooks (203-95, currently studies in the States) helped Winthrop win their game against the Radford University (8-3) 75-57 in the NCAA last Sunday. Cooks scored 22 points, had 6 rebounds, passed 4 assists and added 5 blocks. The Winthrop University has a solid 9-4 conference record this season. There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Cooks plays fourth season for the team. This year he has very high stats. Cooks averages: 17.5ppg, 8.8rpg, 3.8apg and 1.9bpg. He is university international player who is currently on the Australian National Team roster.

   #11. Former U22 international guard Mirko Djeric (193-95, currently plays in Serbia) helped Vrsac win their game against the 13th-ranked Radnicki 92-85 in the Serbian KLS in Saturday night's game. He scored 6 points. Djeric's total stats this season are: 9.5ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.0apg. He used to play for the Australian U22 national team three years ago.

   #12. University international guard Dejan Vasiljevic (190-97, is currently at the American university), who plays in the NCAA was not able to help the Miami, FL (7-4) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Vasiljevic's very good performance the Miami, FL was edged 72-70 on their home court in Miami by the Boston College. He recorded 17 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Vasiljevic's total stats this season are: 9.6ppg and 2.7rpg. He is also in the roster of the Australian university national team.

   #13. Former U19 international guard Jacob Rigoni (198-98, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to secure a victory for the Quinnipiac (5-6) in their last game. Despite Rigoni's good performance the Quinnipiac lost 59-74 on the road to the Rider University. He recorded 12 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 38 minutes. This year Rigoni's total stats are: 8.2ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.2apg in nine games. He used to play for the Australian U19 national team two years ago.

   #14. Former international guard Matthew Dellavedova (193-90, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in NBA) managed to help Milwaukee Bucks to win against the Brooklyn Nets 109-94 in the NBA last Sunday. Dellavedova recorded only 2 points. Dellavedova has averaged so far 4.4ppg, 1.7rpg and 3.8apg. He used to play for the Australian national team back in 2016.

   #15. University international guard Emmett Naar (185-94, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped St.Mary's, CA win their game against the University of San Diego 65-62 in the NCAA last Sunday. Naar scored 11 points and added 7 assists. Naar averaged so far 10.9ppg, 2.6rpg and 9.0apg. He is also in the roster of the Australian university national team.


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 Washington Wizards (32-24) 110-104 in the NBA last Thursday. Irving was the best player in that game. He scored 28 points (!!!), grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 6 assists. The Boston Celtics have a solid 40-18 record this season. Irving has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 24.6ppg, 3.6rpg, 5.0apg and 1.1spg. Irving is a naturalized American. Strangely he 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 fifth-ranked Shinshu BW (16-19) 76-67 in the Japanese B2 League in Sunday night's game. Duinker was the top player that evening. He recorded 27 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 2 blocks (made all of his seven free throws) in 26 minutes. Kumamoto Vorters (25-11) are placed second in West group. Duinker's stats this year are: 14.3ppg, 9.6rpg and 1.7apg in 35 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Dutch and Australian.

   #3. Jock Landale (211-C, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to a St.Mary's, CA's surprising victory against the University of San Diego (6-7) 65-62 in the NCAA on Sunday night. He had a double-double by scoring 34 points and getting 18 rebounds. Landale also added 4 assists in 39 minutes. The Saint Mary's College of California has quite an impressive 13-0 conference record this season. So far St.Mary's, CA won all thirteen games in the conference. Landale plays fourth season for the team. He has very impressive stats this year: 23.0ppg, 10.7rpg and 2.1apg in 24 games.

   #4. Thon Maker (216-F-97, currently plays in NBA) helped Milwaukee Bucks win their game against the Orlando Magic (18-37) 111-104 in the NBA in Saturday night's game. Maker recorded 13 points. The Milwaukee Bucks have 31-24 record this season. Maker's overall stats this year are: 4.9ppg and 3.5rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Australian and South Sudanese.

   #5. Sam McDaniel (198-G/F-95, currently studies in the States) helped La-Monroe win their game against the Georgia State University (0-10) 90-82 in the NCAA on Sunday night. McDaniel had a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 12 rebounds in 40 minutes. The University of Louisiana at Monroe has 4-7 conference record this season. McDaniel has very impressive stats this year: 15.5ppg, 5.5rpg and 2.5apg in 22 games.

   #6. Deng Adel (201-F-97, is currently at the American university), who plays in the NCAA could not help the Louisville (7-5) in their last game. Despite Adel's very good performance the Louisville lost 76-80 on the road to the Florida State University. He scored 17 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 39 minutes. Adel has very impressive stats this year: 15.6ppg, 5.2rpg and 2.8apg in 22 games. He has both South Sudanese and Australian nationalities.

   #7. Venky Jois (202-F-93, college: E.Washington, currently plays in Japan) was not able to help Shiga L-Stars (11-25) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Jois' very good performance Shiga L-Stars (#4) were defeated 80-69 at home by the second-ranked Chiba Jets in the West group. He was the second best scorer with 15 points. Jois also added 8 rebounds. This season Jois has very high stats. He averages: 15.3ppg, 6.7rpg, 2.2apg and 1.5spg.

   #8. Joseph Lual Acuil (213-F-94, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Baylor win their game against the Iowa State University 81-67 in the NCAA in Sunday night's game. Lual Acuil had a double-double by scoring 10 points and getting 14 rebounds. He also added 4 blocks in 34 minutes. Lual Acuil averaged so far 14.3ppg, 9.2rpg and 2.0bpg in 22 games. He also holds two passports: Australian and Sudanese.

   #9. Dominic Gilbert (197-G/F-96, college: UBC, currently plays in ABA League) was not able to secure a victory for Cibona in their game against KK Zadar in the ABA League. Gilbert recorded 6 points in only 8 minutes. His team lost 73-79. This year Gilbert averages only 2.0ppg in four games.

   #10. Emmanuel Malou (206-F-93, college: Iowa St., currently plays in Estonia) helped TLU/Kalev win their game against the closely-ranked Valga 87-73 in the Estonian Alexela KML in Thursday night's game. He scored 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was his first game for TLU/Kalev this season.

  



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