Monday, October 27, 2008

NBL Team of the Week

Wildcat Shaun Redhage makes my All NBL Team of the Week, who else rounds out the team?

Round 6 is locked in the volt and there is a little gap beginning to show between the Top 6 and the rest. There is still plenty of season remaining for the bottom four teams to turn it around but let's look at what individuals are running hot this week.

PG: Corey "Homicide" Williams (Crocs) - Williams averaged 28 points and 7 dimes for the weekend. He was the gamebreaker in the Crocs narrow win over the Spirit, while he was the Crocs best against the Tigers.

We all knew things were going well for Williams this week when he nailed a three pointer against the Spirit. That thing is like Hayley's Comet, only happens every 76 years!

SG: Ebe Ere (Tigers) - When Ere gets to shoot 25 times in a game he will put points on the board. Ere had 32 points to go along with 9 rebounds against the Crocs over the weekend.

Held in check the week before against the Dragons, Ere come out aggressive and seeking his shot in this contest. A step back three late in the fourth by Ere sealed the win for the Tigers.

SF: Shaun Redhage (Wildcats) - Just a usual weekend for the Perth forward. Notching a well rounded game of 25pts/6rebs/4ass saw Redhage and the Wildcats take care of the 36ers.

It seems all those games in succession have played the Wildcats into some good form. They are now riding a three game winning streak.

PF: Dusty Rychart (Hawks) - "The Garbageman" was at his best over the weekend. Averaging 21.5pts and 12 boards, it seems Rychart is right at home at the Gong picking up the rubbish left behind.

Although he is not a gamebreaker you have to reward his consistency. Not many guys can say they averaged a double double over the weekend.

C: Chris Anstey (Tigers) - The king of the "Koala Brothers" (more on this at a later date, but until then ask Damon Lowry what it means) just killed us on the weekend.

His 29pts and 16 rebs were all felt. He is the rudder that controls the Tigers ship and he controlled it the other night.

Not even Luke Schenscher's effort of 33pts and 20rebs can oust Anstey from this week's team.

Anstey's contribution had a massive effect on the end result while Adelaide's version of Bill Walton just simply filled his boxscore.

Honourable Mention

- Luke Schenscher - Had 18pts and 10rebs in the third quarter alone. His team needs a win if he is to crack my roster.

- Julian Khazzouh - His third year is making people quickly forget how bad last year was for him. Another double double weekend for the Spirit centre. 15.5pts/10.5rebs

- Kavossay Franklin - The ultra tough PG from Wollongong has gotten off to a slow start, but it seems the Blaze got his juices flowing. 20.5pts/8ass

- Greg Vanderjagt - The big giraffe could not get a game a the start of the season, now he is taking game winning shots for the Blaze. Averaged 17pts/10rebs over the weekend.

- Matt Burston - Always jogging on the spot is this Dragon centre. He has made a career out of being in the right spot at the right time. Burston relished the extra minutes due to the oft injured Nick Horvath. Burston rewarded Coach Goorjian with 16pts and 16 boards.

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