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NBL Standings
 1 Saints 2-0 
 2 Sharks 2-0 
 3 Hawks 1-1 
 4 Giants 1-1 
 5 Huskies 1-1 
 6 Rangers 1-1 
 7 Airs 0-1 
 8 Rams 0-1 
 9 Jets 0-2 

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ethan RUSBATCH
  Hawks
  (196-G/F-92)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Rusbatch, Hawks25.5 
 2. Jois, Rangers25.0 
 3. Nichols, Huskies24.0 
 4. Singler, Hawks22.5 
 5. Kay, Saints22.5 
 6. Vague, Giants22.0 
 7. Ellenson, Jets21.0 
 8. Gibson, Rams21.0 
 9. Quarterman, Range.21.0 
 10. Ili, Saints20.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Venkatesha JOIS
  Rangers
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Jois, Rangers12.5 
 2. Moller, Huskies12.5 
 3. Singler, Hawks10.5 
 4. Egwu, Rangers10.0 
 5. Iverson, Jets10.0 
 6. Kay, Saints9.5 
 7. Dempster, Giants9.5 
 8. Temara, Jets8.5 
 9. Ngatai, Saints8.0 
 10. McCarron, Sharks8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrod KENNY
  Hawks
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 6
 1. Kenny, Hawks6.0 
 2. Raukawa, Airs6.0 
 3. Weeks, Sharks6.0 
 4. Naar, Rams6.0 
 5. Jett, Giants5.5 
 6. Gibson, Rams5.0 
 7. Kay, Saints5.0 
 8. Quarterman, Range.4.5 
 9. Prewster, Hawks4.5 
 10. McCarron, Sharks4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tim QUARTERMAN
  Range.
  (198-G-94)
  Avg: 3
 1. Quarterman, Range.3.0 
 2. Jois, Rangers2.5 
 3. Blanchfield, Sharks2.5 
 4. Gomis, Airs2.0 
 5. ORiley, Airs2.0 
 6. Burton, Airs2.0 
 7. Harrison, Giants2.0 
 8. Dempster, Giants2.0 
 9. Egwu, Rangers2.0 
 10. Raukawa, Airs2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Nnanna EGWU
  Rangers
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Egwu, Rangers3.0 
 2. Wilkins, Rams2.0 
 3. Kickert, Hawks1.0 
 4. Jois, Rangers1.0 
 5. Iverson, Jets1.0 
 6. Kay, Saints1.0 
 7. Pledger, Sharks1.0 
 8. Kenny, Hawks1.0 
 9. Vague, Giants1.0 
 10. Ngatai, Saints0.5 
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Round 2 (Regular Season)

Airs Apr.22 Rams
Hawks 58% Apr.21 Huskies
Rangers 92% Apr.20 Rams
Marcel Jones (ex Al-Ahli) signs at Huskies - Apr 10, 2019


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Marcel Jones
MARCEL JONES

Newly promoted Southern Huskies (NBL) landed 33-year old naturalized American forward Marcel Jones (203-99kg-85, college: Oregon State). He played recently at Al-Ahli in Bahrain Premier League. In 17 games he was second best scorer with impressive 28.4ppg and recorded 16.8rpg (#2 in the league), 4.0apg, 1.2spg and 1.3bpg this season. Jones helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Asia-Basket.com All-Bahrain League Import Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and selected to 1st Team. The last summer Jones played at 2 Cheap Cars Super City Rangers where in 15 NBL games he was third best scorer with remarkable 23.2ppg and averaged 10.2rpg (#4 in the league), 2.3apg and 1.4spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Australiabasket.com All-New Zealand NBL 2nd Team, All-Domestic Players Team and League Player of the Week.
In 2008 Jones was drafted by Iowa Energy (D-League) in fourth round (50th overall).
He attended Oregon State and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Jones' team won New Zealand NBL Regular Season in 2010 and 2016.
He is a very experienced player. Jones has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to fourteen different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Australia and of course North America). Jones has played previously professionally in Bosnia (HKK Zrinjski HT Mostar), Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo (Prishtina and Bashkimi), Qatar (Al Gharafa), Romania (Pitesti), Slovenia (Helios Suns), Syria (Al Wahda), Turkey (Akhisar Bld), United Kingdom, Bahrain (Al-Riffa) and New Zealand (Jets, Rams and Saints).
His game is described as: Strengt: Forward with good size for the 3 position. Aggressive offensively using his length to go inside against smaller players … Has a decent midrange game and some polished moves going to the basket … Has good length, long wing span … Solid rebounder … Stays with in his comfort zone, doesn't try to do too much or get out of control … Improved defensively showing the ability to pick up a fair number of steals … His overall feel for the game is solid.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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