|Joe Ingles selected the top Australian playing abroad in last week's games
- by Eurobasket Center
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Australians who are currently playing abroad.
#1. This week's number one is an international small forward Joe Ingles (203-87, agency: Priority Sports, currently plays in Spain). He managed to help Regal FC Barcelona to win against the league leader Real Madrid (30-4) 72-71 in the Spanish ACB last Tuesday.
Ingles scored only 4 points.
It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Regal FC Barcelona (23-11) is placed third in the ACB.
It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row.
This season Ingles averages: 5.7ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 45.5%, 3FGP: 36.7% and FT: 75.6%.
He is currently a member of the Australian senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to former international forward Shawn Redhage (203-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Arizona St., currently plays in Puerto Rico). Redhage led Quebradillas to a victory over the seventh-ranked Caciques (16-17) 84-67 in the Puerto Rican BSN on Sunday night.
He was MVP of the game. Redhage recorded 18 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 23 minutes.
Pirates de Quebradillas (21-13) is placed second in the BSN.
There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
Redhage has relatively good stats this year: 14.5ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.3apg, 2FGP: 48.8%, 3FGP: 45.7%(32-70) and FT: 74.6% in the 18 games he played so far.
He is a naturalized American.
Redhage played for the Australian national team in 2008.
He used to play for NW Tasmania Thunder in Australian league.
#3. The Australian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international point guard Patrick Mills (183-88, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in NBA). Mills contributed to an easy victory against the Miami Heat (66-16) crushing them 113-77 in the NBA in Tuesday night's game.
He scored only 2 points.
The San Antonio Spurs have a solid 58-24 record this season.
This year Mills averages just 4.6ppg, 2FGP: 56.1%(64-114), 3FGP: 39.4% and FT: 84.2%.
He played for the Australian national team four years ago.
#4. Center Andrew James Ogilvy (211-88, college: Vanderbilt, currently plays in Germany) contributed to a 2-point Brose Baskets Bamberg's victory against the closely-ranked EWE Baskets (25-9) 65-63 in the German BBL last Sunday.
Ogilvy recorded only 2 points in 3 minutes on the court.
It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Brose Baskets Bamberg (26-8) is placed first in the BBL.
This year Ogilvy's overall stats are: 6.6ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.2apg in the 16 games.
He has a dual citizenship: Irish and Australian.
Ogilvy used to play for the Australian national team
back in 2011.
#5. An experienced former U18 international guard Mark Dickel (188-76, also represented by Priority Sports, college: UNLV, currently plays in New Zealand) contributed to an Otago OceanaGold Nuggets' victory against the fifth-ranked Hub Jets (7-6) 110-102 in the New Zealand NBL on Friday night.
He scored 6 points, made 10 passes and 3 steals.
Otago OceanaGold Nuggets (11-2) are placed first in the NBL.
It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row.
There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial.
Dickel belongs to league's best passers (ranked #2) and also on the list of most steals (third place).
His total stats this season are: 6.4ppg, 5.7rpg, 8.0apg and 2.5spg.
Dickel is another player who holds two passports: Australian and New Zealand.
He used to play for the Australian U18 national team
seventeen years ago.
The list of other players, who all have Australian passport but never been selected to any of Australian national teams:
#1. Tom Burns (201-F-84, college: USF, currently plays in China), who plays in the Chinese NBL (second division) could not help the league outsider Hebei Springs (0-10) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the bottom-ranked Hebei Springs lost 94-103 on the road to the higher-ranked (#4) Jiangsu TX.
Burns had a double-double by scoring 32 points and getting 14 rebounds. He also added 5 assists in 48 minutes.
So far Hebei Springs lost all ten games in the Regular Season.
Burns is currently fourth on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (fifth place).
He has individually a very good year with high stats. Burns averages: 26.0ppg, 14.2rpg, 2.4apg and 2.0bpg in the nine games he played so far.
#2. Luke Martin (181-PG-81, college: UTEP, currently plays in New Zealand) led Zero Fees Southland Sharks to a victory against the closely-ranked Taranaki MA (4-9) 101-93 in the New Zealand NBL in Saturday night's game.
Martin scored 12 points, made 3 passes and 3 steals in 31 minutes.
Zero Fees Southland Sharks (8-3) are placed fourth in the NBL.
It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row.
Martin is ranked seventh on the list of the best passers in the league and also on the list of most steals (fifth place).
This year his total stats are: 6.7ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.1apg and 2.3spg in the 10 games.
#3. Zane Meehl (185-G-86, college: Mid-Continent, currently plays in New Zealand) managed to help Telecom Business Hub Jets to win against the closely-ranked HBS Bank Hawks (3-9) 80-66 in the New Zealand NBL last Saturday.
Meehl scored only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
Telecom Business Hub Jets (7-6) are placed fifth in the NBL.
It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses.
There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
Meehl's total stats this season are: 4.2ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.3apg.
He has a dual citizenship: Australian and New Zealand.
Other top Australian players, who play abroad:
Nathan Jawai (208-F/C-86) plays for Regal FC Barcelona in Spanish ACB
Aron Baynes (208-C-86) plays for San Antonio Spurs in the NBA
Andrew Bogut (212-C-84) plays for Golden State Warriors in the NBA
Matt Nielsen (208-F-78) plays for Khimky in Russian PBL
Daniel Kickert (208-C/F-83) plays for Budivelnyk in Ukrainian Superleague
Aleks Maric (211-C-84) plays for Lokomotiv in Russian PBL
David Andersen (212-C-80) plays for Fenerbahce Ulker in Turkish TBL
Kyrie Irving (191-G-92) plays for Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA
Brad Newley (199-F/G-85) plays for G.Canaria 2014 in Spanish ACB
Steven Markovic (190-G-85) plays for Radnicki KG in Serbian A League
David Barlow (205-PF-83) plays for UCAM Murcia in Spanish ACB
Daniel Dillon (194-G/F-86) plays for Oradea in Romanian Liga Nationala
Notice: The list above includes only some of the Australian playing currently abroad. Go to Australian Abroad Page to see completed list.