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NBL Standings
 1 Wildcats 18-10 
 2 United 18-10 
 3 Kings 18-10 
 4 Bullets 14-14 
 5 36ers 14-14 
 6 Breakers 12-16 
 7 Hawks 12-16 
 8 Taipans 6-22 
Last:2/18/2019
State Standings
Big V
 1 McKinnon C. 6-0 
 2 Casey C. 5-1 
 3 Keilor T. 5-2 
 4 Hawthorn M. 4-2 
 5 Chelsea G. 2-3 
 6 Hume City 2-4 
 7 Corio Bay S. 2-4 
 8 Werribee D. 1-5 
 9 Blackburn V. 0-6 
NBL1
 1 Kilsyth C. 4-0 
 2 Nunawading S. 4-1 
 3 Albury W.B. 3-0 
 4 Ballarat M. 3-0 
 5 Waverley F. 3-1 
 6 BA CoE 3-2 
 7 NW Tasmania 2-1 
 8 Dandenong R. 2-2 
 9 Melbourne T. 2-2 
 10 Bendigo B. 2-3 
 11 Eltham W. 1-2 
 12 Geelong S. 1-2 
 13 Hobart H. 1-2 
 14 Ringwood H. 1-2 
 15 Frankston B. 1-3 
 16 Knox R. 1-3 
 17 Diamond V.E. 0-4 
 18 Sandringham S. 0-4 
Premier League
 1 Norwood F. 7-1 
 2 Forestville E. 5-1 
 3 Southern T. 5-2 
 4 Mt Gambier 4-2 
 5 C.District L. 4-3 
 6 N.Adelaide R. 4-3 
 7 W.Adelaide B. 3-4 
 8 Woodville W. 3-4 
 9 Eastern M. 2-5 
 10 S.Adelaide P. 0-6 
 11 Sturt S. 0-6 
QBL
 1 Brisbane C. 0-0 
 2 Cairns M. 0-0 
 3 Gladstone P. 0-0 
 4 Gold Coast R. 0-0 
 5 Ipswich F. 0-0 
 6 Logan T. 0-0 
 7 Mackay M. 0-0 
 8 NGC Seahawks 0-0 
 9 Rockhampton 0-0 
 10 SD Spartans 0-0 
 11 Sunshine CP 0-0 
 12 Sunshine CR 0-0 
 13 SW Metro P. 0-0 
 14 Toowoomba M. 0-0 
 15 Townsville H. 0-0 
SBL
 1 Joondalup W. 6-2 
 2 Geraldton B. 5-1 
 3 Rockingham F. 5-2 
 4 Perry Lakes H. 5-2 
 5 Lakeside L. 4-2 
 6 Warwick S. 4-2 
 7 Goldfields G. 4-3 
 8 East Perth E. 4-4 
 9 Kalamunda E.S. 4-5 
 10 Cockburn C. 3-4 
 11 Willetton T. 3-5 
 12 Mandurah M. 2-5 
 13 Perth R. 2-6 
 14 SW Slammers 0-8 
WARATAH
 1 Cent.Coast C. 7-0 
 2 Maitland M. 5-2 
 3 Manly Warr. 5-2 
 4 Norths Bears 5-3 
 5 Penrith P. 4-3 
 6 Sutherland S. 4-3 
 7 Hills H. 3-3 
 8 Bankstown B. 3-4 
 9 Sydney Comets 3-4 
 10 Canberra G. 2-4 
 11 Newcastle H. 0-6 
 12 Hornsby S. 0-7 
Full Standings
Last:4/19/2019
U20 Championship Standings
 1 N.Territory 0-0 
 2 NSW 0-0 
 3 S.Australia 0-0 
 4 Tasmania 0-0 
 5 Victoria 0-0 
Last:4/13/2019
U18 Standings
Pool A
 1 VIC Metro 5-0 
 2 Tasmania 4-1 
 3 NSW Metro 3-2 
 4 Qld North 2-3 
 5 SA Country 1-4 
 6 WA Country 0-5 
Pool B
 1 SA Metro 5-1 
 2 Qld South 5-1 
 3 VIC Country 5-1 
 4 NSW Country 3-3 
 5 WA Metro 2-4 
 6 Northern 1-5 
 7 Austr.Capital 0-6 
Full Standings
Last:4/18/2019
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Melo TRIMBLE
  Taipans
  (190-G-95)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Trimble, Taipans22.5 
 2. Cotton, Wildcats21.8 
 3. Ware, United18.8 
 4. Long, Breakers18.3 
 5. Randle, Kings17.9 
 6. Patterson, Bullets17.8 
 7. White, Wildcats17.0 
 8. Johnson, 36ers17.0 
 9. Sobey, 36ers16.1 
 10. Kay, Wildcats14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrew BOGUT
  Kings
  (213-C-84)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Bogut, Kings11.5 
 2. Long, Breakers9.0 
 3. Kay, Wildcats8.7 
 4. Boone, United8.4 
 5. Kennedy, United7.4 
 6. Johnson, 36ers6.8 
 7. Ogilvy, Hawks6.7 
 8. Patterson, Bullets6.3 
 9. Hodgson, Bullets6.1 
 10. Bairstow, Bullets5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Nathan SOBEY
  36ers
  (190-G-90)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Sobey, 36ers5.1 
 2. Trimble, Taipans4.6 
 3. Ware, United4.4 
 4. Moore, 36ers4.3 
 5. Randle, Kings4.1 
 6. Cadee, Bullets4.1 
 7. Martin, Wildcats3.9 
 8. Jackson, Hawks3.8 
 9. Patterson, Bullets3.8 
 10. Cotton, Wildcats3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Damian MARTIN
  Wildcats
  (186-G-84)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Martin, Wildcats1.7 
 2. Jett, Hawks1.6 
 3. Lisch, Kings1.4 
 4. Patterson, Bullets1.3 
 5. Cotton, Wildcats1.3 
 6. Kennedy, United1.2 
 7. Trimble, Taipans1.2 
 8. Newbill, Taipans1.2 
 9. Kay, Wildcats1.2 
 10. Gliddon, Bullets1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew BOGUT
  Kings
  (213-C-84)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Bogut, Kings2.7 
 2. Long, Breakers1.5 
 3. Boone, United1.4 
 4. Wesley, Breakers1.1 
 5. Ogilvy, Hawks1.1 
 6. Hodgson, Bullets1.1 
 7. Loe, Taipans0.8 
 8. Pledger, United0.8 
 9. Andersen, Hawks0.6 
 10. Barlow, United0.6 
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Xavier Cooks selected the top Australian playing abroad in last week's games - Apr 15, 2019


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


Xavier Cooks
Xavier Cooks
   #1. This week's number one is former University international swingman Xavier Cooks (203-95, college: Winthrop, currently plays in Germany). He could not help s Oliver Baskets (7-9) in their last game. Despite Cooks' very good performance s Oliver Baskets was edged 95-94 on the road by the lower-ranked (#6) ratiopharm Ulm. He was the top scorer with 24 points. Cooks also added 9 rebounds in 29 minutes on the court; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. It's Cooks' first year with the team. Cooks has relatively good stats this season: 11.6ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.9apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 62.7%(101-161), 3FGP: 45.8%(27-59) and FT: 67.7% in 28 games he played so far. He played for the Australian university national team two years ago.

Mangok Mathiang
Mangok Mathiang
   #2. Second place goes to an international power forward Mangok Mathiang (208-92, college: Louisville, currently plays in Italy). Mathiang led Vanoli Cremona to a victory over one of league's weakest teams VL Pesaro (7-19) crushing them 97-64 in the Italian Serie A last Sunday. He was MVP of the game. Mathiang recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 14 rebounds. He also added 2 blocks; not bad, considering it's only Mathiang's second season in pro basketball. Vanoli Basket Cremona (17-9) is placed third in the Serie A. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This season Mathiang has relatively solid stats: 10.5ppg, 9.7rpg, 2FGP: 60.6%(114-188) and FT: 52.2%. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and South Sudanese. Mathiang is in the roster of the Australian senior national team.

Keanu Pinder
Keanu Pinder
   #3. The Australian player who performed third best last week abroad was former U22 international swingman Keanu Pinder (206-95, college: Arizona, currently plays in Poland). He was the major contributor in Legia's victory against one of league's weakest teams Miasto Szkla (6-21) 88-85 in the Polish EBL last Sunday. Pinder had a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 12 rebounds in 20 minutes. Legia Warszawais placed second in the EBL. It's Pinder's first season with the team. This year he averages: 6.5ppg, 3.6rpg, 2FGP: 59.1%(55-93) and FT: 82.5% in 22 games. Pinder played for the Australian U22 national team four years ago.

Joe Ingles
Joe Ingles
   #4. Small forward Joe Ingles (203-87, currently plays in NBA) contributed to an Utah Jazz's victory against the Denver Nuggets (54-28) 118-108 in the NBA in Tuesday night's game. He had a double-double by scoring 10 points and making 13 passes. Ingles also added 6 rebounds in 35 minutes. The Utah Jazz has a solid 50-32 record this season. There are only three games left until the end of the NBA Regular Season. Ingles is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Utah Jazz's roster. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Ingles averages: 12.1ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.7apg and 1.2spg in 82 games. He used to play for the Australian national team back in 2016.

Ben Simmons
Ben Simmons
   #5. Former international point guard Ben Simmons (208-96, college: LSU, currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the Philadelphia 76ers (51-31) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Simmons' very good performance the Philadelphia 76ers (51-31) were crushed 122-99 at home by the Miami Heat. He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Simmons also added 4 rebounds. There are only three games left until the end of the NBA Regular Season. This season Simmons has very high stats. He averages: 16.8ppg, 8.8rpg, 7.7apg and 1.4spg. Simmons used to play for the Australian national team five years ago.

Nick Kay
Nick Kay
   #6. Power forward Nick Kay (206-92, college: MSU Denver, currently plays in New Zealand) was the main contributor in Saints' victory against the closely-ranked Hawks (1-1) crushing them 106-79 in the New Zealand NBL on Friday night. He was the best player in that game. Kay had a double-double by scoring 25 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 8 assists in 27 minutes. It was his first game for Saints this season. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. His team are placed second in the NBL. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Kay is an international player who is currently on the senior Australian National Team roster.

Nathan Sobey
Nathan Sobey
   #7. International guard Nathan Sobey (190-90, college: Wyoming, currently plays in France) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Provence Basket (8-19) crushing them 107-74 in the French Jeep ELITE ProA in Tuesday night's game. He scored 7 points and added 5 passes. SIG Strasbourg (16-10) is placed fifth in the Jeep ELITE ProA. Sobey's overall stats this season are: 7.3ppg, 1.3rpg and 2.7apg. He is also Australian national team player.

Patrick Mills
Patrick Mills
   #8. Point guard Patrick Mills (183-88, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in NBA) contributed to an easy victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers (19-63) crushing them 112-90 in the NBA last Sunday. Mills recorded 14 points and added 4 passes in 21 minutes. The San Antonio Spurs have 48-34 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the NBA Regular Season. Mills has been at the team for seven years. He has reliable stats this season: 9.8ppg, 2.2rpg and 3.0apg in 83 games. Mills used to play for the Australian national team back in 2016.

Daniel Johnson
Daniel Johnson
   #9. International power forward Daniel Johnson (212-88, college: Pepperdine, currently plays in Japan) contributed to a Tokyo Z's victory against the fifth-ranked Kanazawa Samuraiz (21-37) 95-82 in the Japanese B2 League on Saturday night. He was the top player that evening. Johnson recorded a double-double by scoring 28 points and getting 13 rebounds. He also added 4 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). Earthfriends Tokyo Z (21-37) is placed fourth in Central group. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. This season Johnson has very high stats. He averages: 23.0ppg, 11.7rpg, 3.9apg and 1.5spg. Johnson is also in the roster of the Australian national team.

Ben Madgen
Ben Madgen
   #10. Swingman Ben Madgen (193-85, college: Augusta, currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for Crailsheim Merlins (7-20) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Crailsheim Merlins lost 92-101 in Bamberg to the much higher-ranked (#5) Brose Baskets. Madgen was the top scorer with 22 points in 28 minutes. Madgen's stats this year are: 14.6ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.8apg and 1.1spg in 25 games. He is a former international player as five years ago he still played for the Australian senior national team.

   #11. Former U22 international forward Deng Deng (203-92, college: Baylor, currently plays in Poland) helped MKS Dabrowa Gornicza win their game against the 11th-ranked HydroTruck Radom 76-65 in the Polish EBL last Sunday. Deng scored 12 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Deng's overall stats this season are: 9.8ppg and 7.0rpg. He used to play for the Australian U22 national team four years ago.

   #12. Former international guard Adam Gibson (188-86, currently plays in New Zealand) couldn't help Rams (0-1) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his very good performance the bottom-ranked Rams were edged 95-92 in Southland by the higher-ranked Sharks (#3). Gibson was the top scorer with 21 points. He also added 5 assists. This season Gibson has very high stats. He averages: 25.0ppg, 12.5rpg and 2.5spg. Gibson used to play for the Australian national team back in 2016.

   #13. International swingman Todd Blanchfield (200-91, currently plays in New Zealand) faced previously mentioned Adam Gibson in the New Zealand NBL last game. Blanchfield helped Sharks win their game against the league outsider Rams 95-92. He was the top player that evening. Blanchfield recorded 24 points and had 3 steals in 36 minutes. Blanchfield has very impressive stats this year: 25.0ppg, 12.5rpg and 2.5spg in two games. He is also Australian national team player.

   #14. Former international point guard Joshua Wilcher (178-91, college: Cent.Wyoming, currently plays in United Kingdom) helped Plymouth Raiders win their game against the league outsider Worcester Wolves crushing them 106-83 in the British BBL on Sunday night. Wilcher scored 21 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 7 assists. This season Wilcher has very high stats. He averages: 17.4ppg, 3.4rpg, 6.7apg and 1.3spg. Wilcher used to play for the Australian national team back in 2009.

   #15. International guard Mitchell McCarron (189-92, college: MSU Denver, currently plays in New Zealand) is a teammate of previously mentioned Todd Blanchfield and both played together in the last New Zealand NBL game. McCarron helped Sharks win their game against the league outsider Rams 95-92. He had a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 11 rebounds. McCarron also added 7 assists in 38 minutes. McCarron has very impressive stats this year: 17.4ppg, 3.4rpg, 6.7apg and 1.3spg in 26 games. He is also in the roster of the Australian 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) could not help the Boston Celtics (49-33) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the Boston Celtics (49-33) lost 108-116 on the road to the Orlando Magic. Irving was the top scorer with 23 points. He also added 5 rebounds and 6 assists in 35 minutes. There are only three games left until the end of the NBA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Irving has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 23.8ppg, 5.0rpg, 6.9apg and 1.6spg in 67 games he played so far. Irving is a naturalized American. Strangely he has never played in Australia.

   #2. Dominic Gilbert (198-G/F-96, college: UBC, currently plays in Croatia) led Cibona to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams H.Analitica (7-14) crushing them 132-77 in a derby game in the Croatian Premijer Liga in Saturday night's game. Gilbert scored 16 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. KK Cibona VIP Zagreb (17-4) is placed first in the Premijer Liga. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. Gilbert's overall stats this season are: 7.1ppg and 3.2rpg.

   #3. Josh Duinker (209-F/C-89, college: Richmond, currently plays in Japan) was the major contributor in a Kumamoto Volters' victory against the sixth-ranked Kagawa FA (18-40) 91-81 in the Japanese B2 League on Sunday night. He recorded 24 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Kumamoto Volters (43-15) are placed first in West group. It was his team's tenth consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is quite important. This season Duinker has very high stats. He averages: 20.9ppg, 10.8rpg and 2.9apg. Duinker has a dual citizenship: Dutch and Australian.

   #4. Venkatesha Jois (203-F-93, college: EWU, currently plays in New Zealand) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Rangers (1-1) in their last game. Despite Jois' very good performance Rangers lost 86-98 in Tamatea to the higher-ranked (#4) Hawks. He had a double-double by scoring 26 points and getting 14 rebounds. Jois also added and 3 steals in 36 minutes. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Jois has very impressive stats this year: 25.0ppg, 12.5rpg and 2.5spg in two games.

   #5. Joseph Lual Acuil (213-F-94, college: Baylor, currently plays in Israel) was not able to secure a victory for H.Galilee (17-9) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Lual Acuil's very good performance H.Galilee was defeated 72-67 at home by the lower-ranked Ironi Ashkelon (#6). He recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 12 rebounds. Lual Acuil also added 3 assists and 2 blocks. This season Lual Acuil has very high stats. He averages: 19.5ppg, 10.2rpg, 1.3apg and 1.8bpg. Lual Acuil is another player who holds two passports: Australian and Sudanese.

   #6. Sunday Dech (196-G-94, college: Barry, currently plays in New Zealand) led Saints to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Hawks crushing them 106-79 in the New Zealand NBL in Friday night's game. He recorded 12 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 24 minutes. It was his first game for Saints this season.

   #7. Deng Adel (201-F-97, college: Louisville, currently plays in NBA) couldn't help the Cleveland Cavaliers in their game against the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA. Adel recorded 5 points. His team were crushed by 22 points 112-90 in the NBA. Adel's overall stats this season are: 1.8ppg and 1.1rpg. He has both South Sudanese and Australian nationalities.

   #8. Michael Vigor (206-C/F-90, currently plays in United Kingdom) couldn't help Bristol Acadamy Flyers (15-3) in their last game. Despite Vigor's good performance the league leader Bristol Acadamy Flyers was edged 113-111 in Glasgow by the lower-ranked (#4) Rocks. He recorded 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 34 minutes. This year Vigor's overall stats are: 6.7ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.8apg in 12 games. He also holds two passports: Scottish and Australian.

   #9. Bradwyn Guinto (198-F-91, currently plays in Philippines) couldn't help Global Port in their game against Rain or Shine in the Filipino PBA. Guinto recorded only 4 points. His team was defeated 91-85. Guinto's overall stats this season are: 5.3ppg and 3.8rpg. He has Australian and Filipino nationalities.

   #10. Anthony Semerad (196-SF-91, currently plays in Philippines) couldn't help TNT Ka Tropa in their game against SM Beermen in the Filipino PBA. Semerad scored only 4 points. His team was defeated 96-86. Semerad's overall stats this season are: 3.5ppg and 2.5rpg.

  




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