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Rookie Report Week 7

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Name: Anatoly Bose
Team: Sydney Kings
Position: Forward
Height: 6ft 6
Rookie Rank: #1
Last Week: #1
Bose played his first game in a few weeks last Thursday against the Taipans. And he showed some signs of rust in what was perhaps his worst game of his rookie year. He shot only 20% from the field, scored 8 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist & 3 turnovers. Even though he had a off game, expect him to bounce back over the next couple of games as he gets back into game shape, and out of the rookie class he is the one that will get the most consistent minutes as he is needed for the Kings to win. But it’s no longer a one horse race for the ROTY award with Bartlett playing so well.. as below..

Name: Everard Bartlett
Team: Perth Wildcats
Position: Point Guard
Height: 6ft 4
Rookie Rank: #2
Last Week: #2
Bartlett has continued to impress fans and critics with his play, even though he didn’t really show what he can do against the Hawks, he still played well & within the team offense. His long arms makes him a solid defender & interrupts the passing lanes causing turn overs. In Wollongong he only played 11 minutes and scored 3 points, picked up 1 assist and 2 steals. A few nights before the Wildcats played the Tigers, Everard played well in a tight loss. He played 21 minutes scored 10 points on 67% from the field, he also picked up 3 assists and 1 rebound.
Bartlett has proved he belongs in the league & i hope the Wildcats keep him when Martin comes back later this year/early next year. One of the best up and coming stars of the league!

Name: Chris Cedar
Team: Townsville Crocs
Position: Point Guard
Height: 6ft 0
Rookie Rank: #3
Last Week: #3
It’s going to be tough for Cedar to get past the number 3 spot on the rookie rankings, but he is still a good up & coming guard. When he gets on the court he runs the offense well & holds onto the ball (only 5 turnovers in 90 minutes play this year). His main weakness is shooting. This year just 11% from 3! And against the Blaze he didn’t help his cause, going 0/2 from down town. But he did manage to pick up 4 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds & 1 steal in 17 minutes. He done what was asked of him.  Now if only he could improve that jump shot..

Name: Alex Gynes
Team: Sydney Kings
Position: Guard/Forward
Height: 6ft 6
Rookie Rank: #4
Last Week: #4
Gynes didn’t get much court time this week, he only played 5 minutes in a loss.. well, it was a spanking at the hands of the up & coming Cairns Taipans. He didn’t pick up a single stat in the game. Which was expected with the return of Bose. Still, Gynes can play and deserves to be in the NBL.

Name: Martin Iti
Team: Sydney Kings
Position: Center
Height: 7ft 0
Rookie Rank: #5
Last Week: #5
Iti was inactive for this weeks game.

Name: Mitch Norton
Team: Townsville Crocodiles
Position: Guard
Height: 6ft 0
Rookie Rank: #6
Last Week: #6
Mitch is now activated and can play, but sitting on the bench behind one of the best guards in the league in Eddie Gill & behind fellow Rook Chris Cedar.

 

Name: Anatoly Bose
Team: Sydney Kings
Position: Forward
Height: 6ft 6
Rookie Rank: #1
Last Week: #1
I’m unsure of i should put Bose as #1 still as he currently sits on the injured list. But if he comes back in the same form i still say he’s favorite for ROTY.

Name: Everard Bartlett
Team: Perth Wildcats
Position: Point Guard
Height: 6ft 4
Rookie Rank: #2
Last Week: #4
One of the surprises for round 6 would have to be the play of Perth Wildcats wild card Rookie, Everard Bartlett. Sure, in the game against the Blaze he played like a typical rookie. Put up a couple of ill advised shots on his way to 4 points on67% from the field. But Bartlett was the Wildcats only shinning light in the first half of Sundays game against the Taipans. Bartlett scored 11 points on 60% from 3 point land (3/5) & 1 steal. Most of his points came in the first half when the rest of the Wildcats were struggling. If it wasn’t for Everard, the Wildcats would of lost both games in round 6.

Name: Chris Cedar
Team: Townsville Crocs
Position: Point Guard
Height: 6ft 0
Rookie Rank: #3
Last Week: #2
The Crocs beat the Tigers in Melbourne in one of the biggest upsets so far this year. Cedar didn’t play as well as round 4 but still played valuable minutes when Townsville floor leader, Eddie Gill, was off the court resting. Cedar played 10 minutes and picked up 2 points and 2 rebounds. Cedar would of played more minutes if it wasn’t for Eddie Gill’s MVP like performance.

Name: Alex Gynes
Team: Sydney Kings
Position: Guard/Forward
Height: 6ft 6
Rookie Rank: #4
Last Week: #3
Gynes performance against the 36ers wouldn’t impress anyone anytime soon. But the Kings got the win.. Alex only played 7 minutes and  1 assist. His low minutes was likely due to Madgen playing so well & Dann finally able to play solid minutes.

Name: Martin Iti
Team: Sydney Kings
Position: Center
Height: 7ft 0
Rookie Rank: #5
Last Week: #5
Iti played the normal 2.5 minutes and went for the usual 0, 0, 0.

Name: Mitch Norton
Team: Townsville Crocodiles
Position: Guard
Height: 6ft 0
Rookie Rank: #6
Last Week: #5
Mitch can actually play now, expect him to get some limited minutes in the coming weeks..

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2 comments
Traread
Traread

Is Martin Iti really a rookie? He's been around for a while now. He's played pro in the NZNBL and in the Netherlands?

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And the foul.net

Yep according to the NBL HQ this is the list. Patty Mills was not included as he was drafted into the NBA and played in the NBA