International POTW: Patty Mills (2) 30/4/12

International POTW: Patty Mills (2) 30/4/12

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)

No surprises here, Patty Mills earns his second Player of the Week after leading his San Antonio  Spurs (50-16) over Golden State (23-43) 107-101, winning game MVP and tallying the highest score in the NBA by an Australian, 34 points as well as 5 rebounds and 12 assists. It was the Spurs tenth victory in a row and they look very strong going into the NBA playoffs. Mills finished his third NBA season with averages of 10.3ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.4apg, whilst shooting 48.5%. He becomes only the third Australian (after Andrew Bogut and Luc Longley) to average double figures in an NBA season.

MIN

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REBS

AST

STL

BLKS

TO

43

14-25

4-10

2-2

34

5

12

1

1

4

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 will play a huge part in the Boomers Olympic campaign. After recently losing the Eurocup championship Newley has played with renewed vigour. This week he played a big part in Valencia Basket’s (19-13) loss to Sevilla (18-14) 58-65. Scoring 17 points and adding 4 rebounds in 30 minutes, he was the game’s top scorer, despite the loss. There are only two more games left for Valencia Basket. Newly has averaged 5.4ppg and 1.9rpg over the course of the season.

MIN

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REBS

AST

STL

BLKS

TO

30

8-11

1-1

0-2

17

4

1

1

0

0

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)

David Andersen seems to always get a mention here.  This week it is for his 16 point, 7 rebound and 4 assist effort in only 22 minutes which allowed Montepaschi Siena (23-7) to take the victory from Scavolini Pesaro (18-12) in Italy’s SerieA. His team is currently on a five game winning streak with Andersen’s recent strong play being a significant reason for that. Two games remain before the Italian League finals begin. Andersen has averaged 15.2ppg, 5.7apg while shooting a remarkable 41.3% from downtown for a big man.

MIN

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REBS

AST

STL

BLKS

TO

22

7-11

0-2

2-4

16

7

4

1

1

3

Aleks Maric

Hometown: Sydney, NSW

Current Team: Panathinaikos (Greece –  Greek Cup, Eurocup)

Former Teams: Nebraska (NCAA), KK Partizan (Eurocup)

With Andrew Bogut being injured Maric may be a real key to the Boomers hopes in London. This week Maric scored 16 points and reeled in 6 rebounds as Panathinaikos (22-2) easily accounted for Kolossos (16-8) crushing them 102-71. Panathinaikos is currently ranked second in the Greek A1. and it was his team’s eighth consecutive victory in a row. Maric has averaged 7.1ppg and 4.2rpg this season.

MIN

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REBS

AST

STL

BLKS

TO

17

6-7

0-0

4-7

16

6

0

1

1

2

 

Past Players of the Week

9th – 16th 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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Dan BoyceAuthor: Dan Boyce (332 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