Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Team Of The Week - Round 3

Corey "Homicide" Willims was on fire during Round 3, but 36ers John Gilchrist had the last laugh.

I have been tossing and turning in my sleep over the past few nights because I'm going to have to (already) stray from my rules.

John Gilchrist: PG Adelaide 36ers

It was dubbed the match up of the round, and the fans in Adelaide who showed up were rewarded as Corey Williams and John Gilchrist went toe to toe for the entire game.

Gilchrist got the last laugh as he scored the last five 36er points with the game winner coming with 1.9 seconds remaining.

Gilchrist finished with 21pts, 5 rebs and 3 assists.

Any time someone makes a game winner and controls his team for most of the game, will get the nod at the one spot.

CJ Bruton: SG Breakers

With Kirk Penney out and an undefeated Melbourne Tigers in town, CJ just reminded everyone that he is the sheriff in this league at the point position.

Everyone is talking about Williams, Gilchrist and Wollongong Hawk Ty McKee, but Bruton dropped a lazy 32 on the Tigers just to remind everyone he isn't too bad either.

Up until the third quarter it seemed the Tigers would coast to an easy win and the Breakers would slump to a third loss in a row but Bruton wanted none of that as he lead from the front.

Until Bruton slows or someone else can lead their team to the ultimate prize, all the others are fighting for the title of Deputy.

Corey "Homicide" Williams: SF Crocs

Yes, Williams will be the exception this week as he nearly averaged a triple double over two games.

He was named the NBL's Player of the Week, so it is hard to go past his effort.

For the weekend Williams averaged 25.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.0 assists as his Crocs went 1-1 and lost their second straight game on the buzzer against the 36ers.

Williams had a fourth quarter he would rather forget in Round 2 against the Perth Wildcats and he did just that as he nearly registered the first triple double of the NBL season.

I look for Williams to be at his knifing best against the Gold Coast Blaze this weekend.

Shawn Redhage: PF Wildcats

I watched Redhage against the Crocs the week before and he looked out of sorts. It was the first time I had seen this with him since he was dumped by the New Zealand Breakers in their infant stages.

Entry "The Jungle". Redhage tore the Blaze a new one on his way to a season high 32 (11-17fgs), 4 boards and a couple of assists.

Is he back to his best? We will find out this weekend as he takes on the 36ers in Perth. Nothing beats a little home cooking.

Adam Ballinger: C 36ers

I thought of Cairns Taipan guard Skip Mills here for a second, as I watched him beast the Gold Coast Blaze on the boards during the nationally televised game last week.

Instead I stuck with traditional lineup and went with the ranga Adam Ballinger.

He was solid without being flash as he posted 24 points and 4 boards against the Crocs in a win.

It seems the Ballinger has put his first game blues behind him as his last two outings have been what we have come to expect of the former Michigan State National Championship winner.


mookie said...

Good to see some quality imports in the league that are making a difference right now -- new guys like Gilchrist and The Real T-Mac have been impressive and welcome.

ClintDogg said...

Corey "HomOcide" Williams: SF????????.
That's the smallest SF I've ever seen. Ludicrous selection.

One positive thing is that he dont have that Gay MoHawk in the pic that wennt out in the 80s with Mr.T.

gocrocs said...

You do pose a good question - especially when it comes time to announce All NBL Teams...

How can we fit:


into the 3 all NBL teams???

There SHOULD be one from each position in the teams but the top 4 will feature VERY highly in the MVP voting IMO.

Even you have Williams at SF (i noted you didn't have him at SHOOTING guard :P)