International POTW: David Andersen (2) 21/5/12

International POTW: David Andersen (2) 21/5/12

Aussie Hoopla International Player of the Week

David Andersen (2)

 

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….

 

 

 

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)

David Andersen led Montepaschi Siena (24-8) to a 92-57 victory over Cimberio Varese (17-15) 92-57 in the Italian SerieA. In a game MVP performance he recorded 17 points and grabbed 5 rebounds, as well as making 6/6 free throws in only 19 minutes. Montepaschi Siena is placed first in the SerieA. This is Andersen’s second player of the week award which bodes well for the Australian team which will need him immensely in the Boomers Olympic preparation games due to the loss of Andrew Bogut. Andersen has averaged 14.7ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.4apg, so far this season.

MIN

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REBS

AST

STL

BLKS

TO

15

5-9

1-2

6-6

17

5

0

0

0

1

Honourable Mentions

Daniel Kickert

Hometown: Kew, VIC

Current Team: PGE Turow (Spain –  ACB)

Former Teams: St Mary’s (NCAA), Gran Canaria (Spain – ACB),  CB Breogán (Spain – LEB)

Daniel Kickert, who is rumoured to be one of the Melbourne Tiger’s big signings for next season who is currently playing in the Polish PLK, was not able to help PGE Turow (2-8) this week. Despite the loss 86-63 defeat he delivered 18 points and 6 rebounds against the second-ranked Trefl Sopot in the Group A. In Kickert’s first season with the team he has been a big part of their success averaging 15.0ppg and 4.3rpg in the team’s first 10 games.

MIN

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REBS

AST

STL

BLKS

TO

33

8-15

0-2

2-3

18

6

1

1

1

4

Brad Newley

Hometown: Lower Mitcham, SA

Current Team:  Valencia Basket (Spain –  ACB, Euroleague)

Former Teams: Townsville (NBL), Besiktas (Turkey), BC Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania)

Brad Newley played 17 minutes in the Spanish ACB this week, filling the stat sheet for Valencia Basket (20-14) despite their loss to Lagun Aro GBC (19-15) in a spectacular overtime game 82-86 . He scored 6 points and added 2 rebounds and 2 assists.  The Adelaide born forward has been extremely consistent for Valencia this season averaging 6.0ppg and 2.1rpg across 19 games. In the same game his Aussie teammate A.J. Ogilvy added 1 point in 8 minutes of court time.

MIN

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REBS

AST

STL

BLKS

TO

17

2-6

0-1

2-2

6

2

2

2

0

0

 

Steven Markovic

Hometown: Sydney, NSW

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

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

In the past few weeks Steven Markovic has made some serious claims to the fact that he should be a part of the Australian team. This week he contributed to a Radnicki Kragujevac (10-3) victory against the fifth-ranked Radnicki Basket (5-8) 77-69 in the Serbian A League. Providing 6 points, 8 assists and 2 steals, he was truly a factor at both ends of the floor. It was his team’s third consecutive victory. Currently Markovic stands sixth in the league in assists. This season he averages 7.4ppg, 1.6rpg and 4.5apg.

MIN

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REBS

AST

STL

BLKS

TO

21

3-7

2-4

5-5

13

1

2

1

0

2

2011/12 Past Players of the Week

14th – 21st May, 2012 – Aleks Maric (Panathinaikos)

7th – 14th May, 2012 – Joe Ingles (Regal FC Barcelona)

30th April – 6th May, 2012 – Patty Mills (2) (San Antonio Spurs)

9th – 15th April, 2012 – Matt Nielsen (Khimky)

2nd – 8th April, 2012 – Patty Mills (San Antonio Spurs)

26th March – 1st April, 2012 – Daniel Kickert (PGE Turow)

19th-25th March, 2012 – David Andersen (Montepaschi Siena)

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