Aussie Rhys Carter prepares for Swedish Basketball Playoffs

Aussie Rhys Carter prepares for Swedish Basketball Playoffs

NBL Champion and former Adelaide 36er Rhys Carter is set to take on the best of the Swedish Basketball League (Ligan) this week as his team Uppsala Basket finished fifth in the league and get set for the finals.

Defeating Boras Basket in their last game 95-81 in Fyrishov as their last gameof the season, now they must face them in a best of 5 playoff  series.

Courtesy of here is an excerpt from the game report, translated to English, it doesn’t translate perfectly but you’ll get the idea and maybe crack a smile.

“But the third period, however, was won by the guests with 22-19. Although Boras showed its strength so I felt I confidently in Uppsala camp. Rhys Carter didn ‘as in a trance, and set both shot from close range and distance. Carter was the top point scorer in the match with 29 points closely followed by the super strong Delvon Johnson, who was listed on 26 pins. But again, it is obviously a lagseger where everyone plays an important role and should line up and hailed one by one!”

Carter also had 2 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals to go with his 29 points including 6/9 from downtown.

After 36 games Carter was impressive in the 2011/12 Ligan season and has drawn the attention of a number of other European teams for next season after delivering 15.7ppg, 4rpg and 5.8apg.

He also led the league in Steals.

Head to out podcast section to listen to Rhys talk about winning the Under 23 World championships with Andrew Bogut and how Aussie basketballers can forge a career in Europe.

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Dan Boyce is a die-hard Sydney Kings fan who grew up in Melbourne during the roaring 90’s of Australian Basketball and spent far too much time collecting Futera NBL Basketball cards