Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hoop Happenings

NBL Player of the Week - John Gilchrist

- College basketball has just kicked off over the past few days (yes, exhibition games count) and I will endeavour to keep up to date with how the Aussies are doing.

Southern Utah that is the home to three Aussie played Mesa St in an exhibition game.

67-63 was the final, with Mesa getting the win over the very young SSU Thunderbirds.

How did the Aussies fair?

Brisbane boy Matt Massey (who has transferred in from Nova Southeastern) finished the game with a double double (16pts, 12rebs) to lead the team in both statistical categories.

Townsville's own Damon Heiur started off his college career in a solid manner with 5pts, 2rebs and 2 assists in 17 minutes of playing time.

The third Australian on the roster, Matt Hodgson (also from queensland) got the rough end of the pineapple in his first game. He had 1pt and a steal in his 12 minutes. Look for this kid to develop into a player though people.

- Last night the Wollongong Hawks extended their home win streak to six to start the 2009/10 NBL season.

The Hawks cruised to a 92-80 win over the struggling Melbourne Tigers.

The Hawks had contributors everywhere. Six players reached double figures in the scoring column and Ty McKee was not one of them.

Are the hawks starting to make people believe in them yet? They hit the road Friday and Saturday as they head north to take on Cairns and Townsville. A couple victories here and people will start having to give them credit.

As for the Tigers, speculation mounts as to what they are going to do with their roster. Time will tell, but they certainly look out of sync.

- If you are looking for a lighter read in the world of hoops I would advise you to check out The Bball Scoop. These guys look at the sport and NBL with some creative goggles on at times. Always an interesting read.

- Mark Worthington is back on the blogging scene after taking a little hiatus. He blames his Internet service for his lack of blogging, but I pose the question, "Was the mail thief taking more than the mail?"

I would love to see Wortho or Ben Knight chasing the thief and asking him for the Internet back.

Good to have you back though Wortho.

- Rich Melzer and the Cairns Taipans are desperate for a win against the Wollongong Hawks.

- Adelaide 36ers import John Gilchrist has been named NBL Player of the Week.

- Is soccer (A-League) becoming a mirror image of basketball (NBL) in this country? Andrew Gaze gives us his thoughts.

- Two time Olympian Glen Saville rates import Ty McKee, highly.

3 comments:

ClintDogg said...

That The Bball Scoop page is a waste of time.

Why would someone go to the efforts 2 make up stories?. They write such pure garbage. and pretend lies.

gocrocs said...

sounds familiar...

Wedge said...

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Great to see you back on the court. Nice win against the Wildcats