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International POTW: David Andersen 26/3/12

By Dan Boyce — March 26, 2012

Aussie Hoopla International Player of the Week

David Andersen

 

Each week the AussieHoopla.com Player of the Week award goes to the Aussie who has had the greatest impact both on the stat sheet and their teams record.  This weeks winner is….

 

 

 

David Andersen

Hometown: Carlton, VIC

Current Team: Montepaschi Siena (Italy – Serie A)

Former Teams: Wollongong Hawks (NBL), CSKA Moscow (Euroleague), Houston Rockets (NBA), Toronto Raptors (NBA), New Orleans Hornets (NBA)

Montepaschi Siena hosted Olympiacos in game one of the best of five Euroleague Quarterfinals and David Andersen came ready to play. In 31:46 minutes he came out firing, finishing with 28 points as well as 7 rebounds. Despite the Aussie Big Man’s dominance Montepaschi Siena was defeated 82-75. Game 2 was also played this week and Montepaschi was able to even the series at 1-1 with a 80-81 win. Andersen also added 14 points and 6 rebounds in that victory. Game 3 will be held March 28th. Andersen averaged 11.5ppg and 5.9rpg for the season.

MIN

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REBS

AST

STL

BLKS

TO

32

10-14

2-3

6-9

28

7

0

0

0

0

Honourable Mentions

Joe Ingles

Hometown: Hope Valley, SA

Current Team: Regal FC Barcelona (Spain –  ACB)

Former Teams: South Dragons (NBL)

Unlucky for the second week in a row not to not be AussieHoopla’s International Player of the Week. In a spectacular overtime victory, Joe Ingles was a huge part of Regal FC Barcelona (21-5) defeating Blancos de Rueda (6-20) 92-86 in the last game of the season. Ingles started the game and then proceeded to fill the stat sheet with 19 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals while including 5/5 from 3pt range.  This year Ingles averaged 5.6ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.6apg.

MIN

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REBS

AST

STL

BLKS

TO

28

0-1

5-5

4-6

19

3

1

2

1

1

Steven Markovic

Hometown: Sydney, NSW

Current Team: Radnički Kragujevac (Serbia –  Serbian/Adriatic League)

Former Teams: West Sydney Razorbacks (NBL), Crvena Zvezda (Euroleage)

Steven Markovic was spectacular in what was the first game of the Serbian Serbian A League. Scoring 20 points and adding 5 assists to help Radnički Kragujevac (1-0) defeat Vojvodina (0-1) 88-86. Markovic was extremely impressive and looks set to be a vital piece in Kragujevac’s success this season. If Markovic can continue this high level of play for the rest of the season he could quite possibly find himself in a Boomers singlet come time for London 2012.

MIN

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REBS

AST

STL

BLKS

TO

29

6-10

2-5

6-6

20

0

5

1

0

0

Nathan Jawai

Hometown: Sydney, NSW

Current Team: Unics Kazan (Russia –  VTB United League)

Former Teams: Cairns Taipans (NBL), Toronto Raptors (NBA), Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)

Last Week’s International Player of the Week went head to head against Joe Ingles as Unics Kazan took on Regal FC Barcelona in a best of three play-off series this week. Barcelona eliminated Unics from the play-offs in 3 short games but in Game 2, although Unics lost 66-63, Nathan Jawai didn’t let them go down without a fight. He delivered 21 points and 10 rebounds. For the season Jawai averaged 7.4ppg and 4.3rpg.

MIN

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REBS

AST

STL

BLKS

TO

26

10-13

0-0

1-2

21

10

0

1

1

5

 

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Dan BoyceAuthor: Dan Boyce (136 Posts)

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


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