Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Emus Remain Undefeated, Artest Tribute Song To MJ

Cadee, Harris-Tunks and Hodgson cheer on their temmates as they advance to the final eight while Salecich is getting ready for a little Wiggles "HotPotato" action.

The stars of tomorrow in Australian basketball have remained undefeated at the World Championships for the u/19 men.

Let's look through the boxscore of their great win against previously undefeated Croatia. I'm concentrating on the kids heading to the USA college system next season.

Captain Matt Dellavedova who is heading to St Mary's came up big down the stretch of this one. He led all scorers with 17pts but 15 of them come in the crucial fourth quarter.

Again I will say it. He is an honest player and does a lot of things good and plays with an intensity that Head Coach Randy Bennett will love.

Cody Ellis who is suppose to be heading to Rick Majerus at St Louis had another solid performance chipping in 14pts and 4rebs.

Centre Brock Motum who is on his way to Pullman, Wa to play for the Washington St Cougars reached double figures with 10pts, but only 1reb to go with 5 to's. That will not please Head Coach Ken Bone.

Another guy heading to St Mary's is PF Mitch Young. A solid performer who is in the Diamon Simpson mold contributed 10pts and 4 offensive rebounds.

Ryan Broekhoff had a quiet one (3pts from the stripe) by his standards. Heading to Valpo I believe Broekhoff could be the sleeper of this bunch. He has a great stroke and if he has the work ethic, he will be able to add to his game.

Jordan Page (Mills II) who is heading to St Mary's has been splitting the point duties with Jason Cadee. Page was again solid with 8pts and 2 assists. The student section in Moraga is going to love this kids speed.

I know there are a few others that are attending college on this squad, but in this edition, "they did not trouble the scorekeeper".

Don't forget to check out the Emus live on Friday at 6.30pm when they take on France in a quarter final match up.

Highlights of a recent game against Argentina can be found here.

Ron Artest (Michael, Michael) has a tribute song to Michael Jackson. Interesting lyrics, especially when he says "I hope to see you next year".


Anonymous said...

Rockets video interviews with James White and Joey Dorsey. Some shots of training in the video.

James "Flight" White on appearances, "Brad Newley... You look at him you don't think he's that good."

Eric said...

It was just announced that Ron Ron picked his number to be 37 for the Lakers, based on the number of weeks that Thriller was at number 1.

I also hear Allen Iverson chose number 3 at the beginning of his career, based on the number of testicles he has.

Anonymous said...

No1 cares about the Emus, who are they anyway?.

That MJ Tribute by Ron Artest has been removed.

Better MJ tribute here =