International POTW: Patty Mills 9/4/12

International POTW: Patty Mills 9/4/12

Aussie Hoopla International Player of the Week

Patty Mills

 

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: Canberra, ACT

Current Team: San Antonio Spurs (NBA)

Former Teams: Portland Trailblazers (NBA), St Mary’s (NCAA)

It didn’t take him long to make out Player of the Week award after signing with San Antonio but Patty Mills effort of 20 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists in 20 minutes has to rate as one of the best aussie performances in NBA history. (We think Andrew Bogut’s 31 point, 18 rebound effort against Orlando in 2011 is the best performance of all-time). Mills was named MVP for the game as the San Antonio Spurs (40-14) defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers (18-36) 125-90. Partial Aussie Kyrie Irving also had 13 points and 5 assists in the game. In 5 games Mills is averaging 9.2ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.4apg shooting at 59% from the field.

MIN

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REBS

AST

STL

BLKS

TO

20

8-11

4-5

0-0

20

2

2

0

0

1

Honourable Mentions

Ater Majok

Hometown: Sydney, NSW

Current Team: BK SPU Nitra (Slovakia – Extraliga)

Former Teams: Connecticut (NCAA), Perth Wildcats (NBL), Gold Coast Blaze (NBL)

Since being drafted by the LA Lakers in 2011 Majok has been a little quiet on the international scene, but this week Majok reminded the world he is still a player full of potential when he delivered 15 points, 8 rebounds and 6 blocks as Nitra (21-11) were defeated by Prievidza (22-10) 75-59. This Game 3 loss eliminated Nitra from the Extraliga play-off’s and now they will face Svit in a play-off series for 3rd place. Majok is currently averaging 10.9ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.3apg and 2.7bpg

MIN

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REBS

AST

STL

BLKS

TO

30

6-10

0-0

3-3

15

8

0

0

6

5

Matt Nielsen

Hometown: Penrith, NSW

Current Team: Khimky (Russia – VTB United League/PBL)

Former Teams: Sydney Kings (NBL), Lietuvos Rytas (ULEB)

Matt Nieslen is arguably the most experienced international player Australia has ever produced. This week Nielsen added 8 points and 5 rebounds in 15 minutes to help Khimky (15-2) record a 75-58 win over Nathan Jawai’s team Unics Kazan. Jawai had 5 points and 4 rebounds in the match. is placed first in the PBL. This game was Khimky’s tenth consecutive win in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the PBL Regular Season. Nielsen has averaged 3.5ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.8apg in 13 games this season.

MIN

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REBS

AST

STL

BLKS

TO

15

2-4

0-0

4-8

8

5

2

0

0

1

Joe Ingles

Hometown: Hope Valley, SA

Current Team: Regal FC Barcelona (Spain –  ACB)

Former Teams: South Dragons (NBL)

Joe Ingles has been mentioned in the past 4 Aussie Hoopla International Player of the Week awards in a row. This week Ingles was active across the entire stat sheet supplying 6 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists. His team Regal FC Barcelona (23-5) defeated CAI Zaragoza (14-14) 68-49 in the Spanish ACB.  He scored 7 points, had 3 rebounds and dished 6 assists in 19 minutes. Regal FC Barcelona is currently on top of the ACB ladder and this was his team’s fourth consecutive victory in a row. Currently Ingles is averaging 5.6ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.8apg.

MIN

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REBS

AST

STL

BLKS

TO

19

2-3

2-3

1-2

7

3

2

2

0

1

 

Past Players of the Week

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

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

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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