International POTW: David Andersen (3) 28/5/12

International POTW: David Andersen (3) 28/5/12

Aussie Hoopla International Player of the Week

David Andersen (3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 (Montepaschi Siena)

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)

For the first time ever David Andersen has won our International Player of the Week award three times in a row. David’s 19 points and 6 rebounds earnt the threepeat against Cimberio Varese,  the same team Andersen earnt the award against last week.  Montepaschi Siena (24-8) defeated Cimberio Varese (17-15) 91-75 in a much closer rematch from last week in Italian SerieA. Andersen was dominant in his 21 minutes on the court and the win helps to keep Montepaschi on top of the Italian League Ladder. Andersen currently averages 14.6ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.3apg. He will be a big factor in our National teams hopes in London.

MIN

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REBS

AST

STL

BLKS

TO

21

8-11

1-1

2-2

19

6

1

1

0

2

Honourable Mentions

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 has recently stepped up his game within the Spanish ACB of late. This week in a very close game Newley helped seal the deal for his team as Valencia Basket (20-14) defeated Lagun Aro GBC (19-15) 75-67. Newley scored 17 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 28 minutes and was named game MVP. He was clearly the best player in that game. His team, which also features fellow Aussie A.J. Ogilvy currently is placed fourth in the ACB. This season Newley averages 6.7ppg and 2.5rpg

MIN

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REBS

AST

STL

BLKS

TO

28

7-11

2-3

1-5

17

5

0

1

0

1

 

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 has been very, very productive in recent weeks, being a mainstay in our player of the week mentions. This week his Polish team PGE Turow (2-8) defeated Zastal ZG (6-4) in a definitive 95-69 victory. Kickert was instrumental in the win and contributed 12 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Kickert has been solid so far this season averaging 14.8ppg and 4.3rpg. It is rumored Kickert may be returning to Australia to play in the NBL this season however if he keeps putting up big numbers in Poland a lucrative European deal may change his mind.

MIN

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REBS

AST

STL

BLKS

TO

23

5-7

0-0

2-3

12

4

1

0

0

1

 

A.J. Ogilvy

Hometown: Sydney, NSW

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

Former Teams: Vanderbilt (NCAA), Besiktas (Turkey)

Receiving his first mention in our International Player of the Week in AJ Ogilvy who in Valencia Basket huge victory against the league leading Regal FC Barcelona which also features Joe Ingles. Valencia Basket (20-14) defeated Regal FC Barcelona (29-5) 81-76 who were on a 13 game winning streak. Ogilvy added 13 points and 4 rebounds in a mere 15 minutes. Valencia now sits fourth in the ACB thanks to this victory. Ogilvy has struggled with court time throughout the Spanish league season so far but currently averages 5.0ppg and 2.3rpg shooting it at a very respectable 63.0%

MIN

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REBS

AST

STL

BLKS

TO

15

5-6

0-0

3-4

13

4

0

0

0

0

Past Players of the Week

21st – 28th May, 2012 – David Andersen (2) (Montepaschi Siena)

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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