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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. 10-1 
 2 Casey C. 9-2 
 3 Hawthorn M. 7-3 
 4 Keilor T. 6-5 
 5 Hume City 6-5 
 6 Chelsea G. 4-6 
 7 Werribee D. 3-8 
 8 Corio Bay S. 2-8 
 9 Blackburn V. 1-10 
NBL1
 1 Ballarat M. 7-1 
 2 Kilsyth C. 6-3 
 3 Nunawading S. 6-3 
 4 Waverley F. 6-3 
 5 Melbourne T. 6-4 
 6 Bendigo B. 5-4 
 7 Frankston B. 5-4 
 8 NW Tasmania 5-4 
 9 BA CoE 5-5 
 10 Geelong S. 5-5 
 11 Dandenong R. 5-5 
 12 Hobart H. 4-5 
 13 Albury W.B. 4-5 
 14 Knox R. 3-5 
 15 Diamond V.E. 3-6 
 16 Ringwood H. 3-6 
 17 Eltham W. 2-7 
 18 Sandringham S. 2-7 
Premier League
 1 Norwood F. 10-2 
 2 Mt Gambier 8-3 
 3 Forestville E. 7-2 
 4 Southern T. 7-3 
 5 N.Adelaide R. 7-5 
 6 C.District L. 6-4 
 7 W.Adelaide B. 5-6 
 8 Woodville W. 4-8 
 9 S.Adelaide P. 2-8 
 10 Eastern M. 2-9 
 11 Sturt S. 1-9 
QBL
 1 Brisbane C. 6-0 
 2 Mackay M. 5-1 
 3 Sunshine CP 3-0 
 4 Townsville H. 3-0 
 5 Gold Coast R. 3-1 
 6 Sunshine CR 3-3 
 7 Rockhampton 3-3 
 8 Cairns M. 3-4 
 9 NGC Seahawks 2-3 
 10 SW Metro P. 2-3 
 11 Logan T. 1-2 
 12 SD Spartans 1-4 
 13 Ipswich F. 1-4 
 14 Gladstone P. 1-4 
 15 Toowoomba M. 0-5 
SBL
 1 Joondalup W. 10-3 
 2 Warwick S. 9-2 
 3 Rockingham F. 9-4 
 4 Geraldton B. 8-3 
 5 Lakeside L. 8-3 
 6 Goldfields G. 8-5 
 7 Perry Lakes H. 7-6 
 8 Perth R. 7-7 
 9 Kalamunda E.S. 6-8 
 10 East Perth E. 5-8 
 11 Willetton T. 5-9 
 12 Mandurah M. 3-9 
 13 Cockburn C. 3-9 
 14 SW Slammers 0-12 
WARATAH
 1 Cent.Coast C. 10-2 
 2 Sutherland S. 9-3 
 3 Maitland M. 9-3 
 4 Manly Warr. 8-3 
 5 Sydney Comets 7-4 
 6 Hills H. 6-4 
 7 Penrith P. 6-6 
 8 Norths Bears 6-6 
 9 Bankstown B. 4-8 
 10 Canberra G. 2-9 
 11 Hornsby S. 1-10 
 12 Newcastle H. 0-10 
Full Standings
Last:5/19/2019
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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Round 12 (Regular Season)

Big V
Hawthorn M. May.19 McKinnon C. 58%
Blackburn V May.19 Casey C. 93%
NBL1
Geelong S. May.19 Diamond V.E 53%
Nunawading S 65% May.19 BA CoE
Sandringham 57% May.19 Eltham W.
QBL
SW Metro P. May.19 Mackay M. 76%
Sunshine CP 94% May.19 SD Spartans
Xavier Cooks selected the top Australian playing abroad in last week's games - Apr 29, 2019


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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.


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). Cooks could not help one of league's weakest teams s Oliver Baskets (7-9) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance s Oliver Baskets was defeated 92-85 on the road by the higher-ranked SC Rasta Vechta (#4). Cooks scored 16 points, had 9 rebounds and dished 6 assists. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Cooks' first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 11.8ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.1apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 61.0%(108-177), 3FGP: 49.2%(31-63) and FT: 67.7%. Cooks played for the Australian university national team two years ago.

Matur Maker
Matur Maker
   #2. Second place goes to former U19 international center Matur Maker (208-98, currently plays in Slovenia). He led Zlatorog to a victory over the third-ranked Sentjur (3-6) crushing them 96-59 in the Slovenian Liga Nova KBM on Tuesday night. Maker was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 25 points and getting 13 rebounds. Maker also added 3 assists, 2 blocks and 3 steals in 23 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 7-10. Zlatorog Lasko (6-3) is placed second. There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game is very crucial. This year Maker has relatively solid stats: 12.9ppg, 9.6rpg, 1.7apg, 1.1bpg, 2FGP: 53.2%, 3FGP: 28.6% and FT: 69.2% in 17 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and South Sudanese. Maker played for the Australian U19 national team in 2016.

Mangok Mathiang
Mangok Mathiang
   #3. The Australian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international power forward Mangok Mathiang (208-92, college: Louisville, currently plays in Italy). He contributed to a Vanoli Cremona's victory against the 13th-ranked Fiat TO (8-20) 94-88 in the Italian Serie A in Sunday night's game. Mathiang recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting the same number of rebounds. Vanoli Basket Cremona (19-9) is placed third in the Serie A. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Mathiang has reliable stats this season: 10.6ppg, 9.8rpg, 2FGP: 62.0%(129-208) and FT: 51.3%. He is another player who holds two passports: Australian and South Sudanese. Mathiang is also a member of the Australian senior national team.

Ben Simmons
Ben Simmons
   #4. 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. Despite his good performance the Philadelphia 76ers (51-31) lost 95-108 at home to the Toronto Raptors. Simmons recorded 14 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists in 34 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. Simmons has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.9ppg, 8.7rpg, 7.6apg and 1.4spg in 85 games. Simmons used to play for the Australian national team back in 2014.

Joe Ingles
Joe Ingles
   #5. Former international small forward Joe Ingles (203-87, currently plays in NBA) was not able to secure a victory for the Utah Jazz (50-32) in their game against the Houston Rockets (53-29) in the NBA. Despite his good performance on Wednesday night He scored 11 points, grabbed 6 boards, passed 9 assists and added 3 steals. Ingles is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Utah Jazz's roster. This season Ingles has very high stats. He averages: 11.8ppg, 4.1rpg, 5.7apg and 1.2spg. Ingles used to play for the Australian national team three years ago.

Andrew Bogut
Andrew Bogut
   #6. Center Andrew Bogut (213-84, college: Utah, currently plays in NBA) helped Golden State Warriors win their game against the Los Angeles Clippers (48-34) 113-105 in the NBA last Sunday. He recorded 8 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. The Golden State Warriors have a solid 57-25 record this season. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. Bogut's overall stats this season are: 4.1ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.4apg. He is a former international player as he played for the Australian senior team three years ago.

David Andersen
David Andersen
   #7. Former international center David Andersen (213-80, currently plays in France) couldn't help SIG Strasbourg (18-12) in their game against Chalons-Reims (12-18) in the French Jeep ELITE ProA. Andersen scored 6 points in 19 minutes. SIG Strasbourg was edged 93-91 on the opponent's court by the much lower-ranked (#13) Chalons-Reims. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be extremely important. This year Andersen's overall stats are: 4.9ppg and 3.4rpg in eight 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 Germany) couldn't help Crailsheim Merlins (7-23) in their game against EnBW Ludwigsburg (15-15) in the German BBL. Despite his very good performance in Saturday night's game Madgen was the top scorer with 18 points. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. Madgen averaged so far 14.7ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.7apg. He used to play for the Australian national team back in 2014.

Patrick Mills
Patrick Mills
   #9. Former 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 Denver Nuggets (54-28) 120-103 in the NBA last Thursday. Mills scored 6 points, made 6 passes and 3 steals in 25 minutes. The San Antonio Spurs have 48-34 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Mills has been at the team for seven years. He averaged so far 9.5ppg, 2.2rpg and 3.0apg in 89 games. Mills used to play for the Australian national team three years ago.

Jarrad Weeks
Jarrad Weeks
   #10. Guard Jarrad Weeks (185-89, currently plays in New Zealand) couldn't help Sharks (2-1) in their game against Saints (4-0) in the New Zealand NBL. Despite his very good performance on Thursday night He was the second best scorer with 21 points. Weeks also added 5 assists. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Weeks has very high stats. He averages: 16.7ppg, 2.7rpg and 5.7apg. Weeks is an international player who is currently on the senior Australian National Team roster.

   #11. International guard Nathan Sobey (190-90, college: Wyoming, currently plays in France) is a teammate of previously mentioned David Andersen and both played together in the last French Jeep ELITE ProA game. Sobey couldn't help SIG Strasbourg in their game against Chalons-Reims. He scored only 4 points in 15 minutes. His team was edged 93-91. This year Sobey's total stats are: 5.3ppg, 1.2rpg and 2.1apg in nine games. He plays currently for the Australian national team.

   #12. Former international forward Rhys Vague (206-96, currently plays in New Zealand) was the main contributor in Giants' victory against the league outsider Jets 99-94 in the New Zealand NBL last Friday. Vague was the best player in that game. He scored 23 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 5 assists. This season Vague has very high stats. He averages: 22.3ppg, 7.0rpg, 3.0apg and 1.3spg. Vague used to play for the Australian national team back in 2013.

   #13. International power forward Nick Kay (206-92, college: MSU Denver, currently plays in New Zealand) faced previously mentioned Jarrad Weeks in the New Zealand NBL last game. Kay helped Saints win their game against the closely-ranked Sharks crushing them 126-102. He scored 16 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 28 minutes. Kay has very impressive stats this year: 18.3ppg, 8.8rpg, 3.0apg and 1.3spg in four games. He is also Australian national team player.

   #14. International guard Emmett Naar (185-94, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in New Zealand) was the major contributor in Rams' victory against one of league's weakest teams Mountain Airs crushing them 107-74 in the New Zealand NBL in Monday night's game. Naar scored 15 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 5 assists. Naar averaged so far 11.3ppg, 3.3rpg and 3.8apg. He plays currently for the Australian national team.

   #15. International power forward Nathan Jawai (209-86, college: Midland CC, currently plays in France) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Levallois in their game against SIG Strasbourg in the French Jeep ELITE ProA. Jawai scored 8 points, had 7 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 22 minutes. His team lost 58-69. Jawai has averaged so far 6.2ppg and 2.4rpg in 10 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) led Boston Celtics to a victory over the Milwaukee Bucks (60-22) crushing them 112-90 in the NBA in Sunday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Irving had a double-double by scoring 26 points and making 11 passes. He also added 7 rebounds in 33 minutes. The Boston Celtics have 49-33 record this season. Irving has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 23.8ppg, 5.0rpg, 7.0apg and 1.5spg in 72 games he played so far. Irving is a naturalized American. Strangely he has never played in Australia.

   #2. Sunday Dech (196-G-94, college: Barry, currently plays in New Zealand) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Sharks (2-1) crushing them 126-102 in the New Zealand NBL in Thursday night's game. He scored 22 points, had 7 boards, passed 3 assists and added 3 steals in 27 minutes; not bad, considering it's only Dech's third season in pro basketball. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Wellington Saints (4-0) are placed first in the NBL. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Dech's stats this year are: 11.3ppg, 6.0rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg in four games.

   #3. Venkatesha Jois (203-F-93, college: EWU, currently plays in New Zealand) could not help Rangers (1-3) in their last game. Despite Jois' very good performance Rangers were badly defeated 84-68 on the road by the higher-ranked (#5) Huskies. He had a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 11 rebounds in 32 minutes. It was Rangers' third consecutive loss in a row. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Jois has very impressive stats this year: 21.5ppg, 11.0rpg and 2.0spg in four games.

   #4. Dominic Gilbert (198-G/F-96, college: UBC, currently plays in Croatia) managed to help KK Cibona VIP Zagreb in a victory against the seventh-ranked KK Zabok (11-11) 85-79 in the Croatian Premijer Liga last Saturday. He scored only 4 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 9 minutes on the court. KK Cibona VIP Zagreb (17-5) is placed second in the Premijer Liga. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Gilbert has averaged so far 7.0ppg and 3.3rpg in 21 games.

   #5. Joseph Lual Acuil (213-F-94, college: Baylor, currently plays in Israel) was not able to help H.Galilee (17-9) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite his good performance H.Galilee was edged 55-53 in Kiryat Motzkin by the lower-ranked Kiryat Motzkin (#3). Lual Acuil recorded a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting 12 rebounds. He also added 4 blocks. This season Lual Acuil has very high stats. He averages: 17.8ppg, 10.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.9bpg. Lual Acuil has a dual citizenship: Australian and Sudanese.

   #6. Obi Kyei (206-F-94, agency: Two Points, college: Eckerd, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Lleida Basquet in their game against Carramimbre in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Despite his good performance on Friday night He was the second best scorer with 11 points. Kyei also added 5 rebounds. Kyei has averaged so far 8.1ppg and 4.1rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: British and Australian.

   #7. Tony Tolovae (196-G-92, currently plays in New Zealand) couldn't help Rams in their game against Saints in the New Zealand NBL. Tolovae scored 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. His team were defeated 80-67. Tolovae has averaged so far 4.3ppg and 2.0rpg. He has both Australian and New Zealand nationalities.

   #8. Michael Vigor (206-C/F-90, currently plays in United Kingdom) couldn't help Bristol Acadamy Flyers in their game against Plymouth Raiders in the British BBL. Vigor recorded 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. His team was edged 94-91. Vigor has averaged so far 6.5ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.3apg. He also holds two passports: Scottish and Australian.

   #9. Jonathan Janssen (206-F-95, college: Hawaii Pacific, currently plays in New Zealand) is a teammate of previously mentioned Tony Tolovae. But that was another game of his team in New Zealand NBL which we would like to mention. Janssen contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Mountain Airs crushing them 107-74. He scored 7 points in only 13 minutes. Janssen has averaged so far 3.3ppg and 1.5rpg in four games.

   #10. Rasmus Bach (193-G, college: Fort Lewis, currently plays in Denmark) couldn't help Randers in their game against Bakken in the Danish BasketLigaen. He recorded 6 points. His team was defeated 92-87. Bach has averaged so far 9.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg. He holds both Australian and Danish passports.

  




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