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NBLxNBL1 Player Watch: May 23

As the dust settles on the Sydney Kings’ championship victory, a large contingent of NBL players are in the midst of their NBL1 seasons.

With NBL1 conferences across the country, NBL players are front and centre suiting up for various teams with all the action live and free to watch on the NBL1 App and NBL1.com.au.

Adelaide 36ers veteran Daniel Johnson went to work for Forestville against the Centre of Excellence with 39 points and nine rebounds. His Sixers teammate, Lachlan Olbrich, got all the headlines though, after this massive dunk for the Southern Tigers.

Anthony Drmic stuffed the stat sheet with 32 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals for Northside against North Gold Coast.

Further north, Taipans veteran Nate Jawai made his debut for the Darwin Salties with 14 points and 8 rebounds against Townsville.

Sam Short had one of the most eye-catching performances of the week with a triple-double of 18 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists for Eltham.

In a heart-warming moment, Sydney King Jordan Hunter made his long-awaited return to the court after injury, recording 21 points and 12 rebounds for North Gold Coast.

Grand Final hero Dejan Vasiljevic also hit the NBL1 court for the first time this season with 32 points for his hometown Diamond Valley Eagles.

Jack White helped the Geelong Supercats defeat the previously undefeated Mount Gambier Pioneers with 20 points and 10 rebounds, while his new Melbourne United teammate Makuach Maluach had two big games with 29 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists vs Townsville, and 23 points and 5 rebounds vs Cairns. 

Sandringham went 2-0 in the round, with Tohi Smith-Milner (17 points, 7 rebounds) hitting the game winner against Nunawading.

Shea Ili also starred for the Sabres with 20 points, 7 assists and 4 rebounds vs Nunawading, followed by 24 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds vs Melbourne.

See below for a full recap of NBL player performances this weekend:

Adelaide

  • Tad Dufelmeier - Darwin Salties (NBL1 North): 19 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists vs Townsville and 11 points vs Cairns
  • Manny Malou - Mackay Meteors (NBL1 North): 15 points, 9 rebounds, 2 blocks vs Brisbane
  • Nick Marshall - Mt Gambier Pioneers (NBL1 South): 12 points, 8 rebounds vs Geelong
  • Mitch McCarron - Northside Wizards (NBL1 North): 17 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists vs North Gold Coast
  • Daniel Johnson - Forestville Eagles (NBL1 Central): 39 points, 9 rebounds vs Centre of Excellence
  • Zac Gattorna - Perth Redbacks (NBL1 West): 22 points, 6 rebounds vs Perry Lakes
  • Lachlan Olbrich - Southern Tigers (NBL1 Central): 23 points, 12 rebounds vs South Adelaide

Brisbane

  • Tamuri Wigness - North Gold Coast Seahawks (NBL1 North): 21 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals vs Northside
  • Jason Cadee - Gold Coast Rollers (NBL1 North): 24 points, 8 assists vs Ipswich and 17 points, 6 rebounds vs South West Metro
  • Tanner Krebs - Gold Coast Rollers (NBL1 North): 23 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals vs Ipswich
  • Max Mackinnon - Brisbane Capitals (NBL1 North): 19 points, 8 rebounds vs Mackay and 23 points, 6 rebounds vs Rockhampton
  • Lamar Patterson - Gold Coast Rollers (NBL1 North): 31 points, 11 rebounds vs Ipswich and 20 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists vs South West Metro
  • Tyrell Harrison - Southern Districts Spartans (NBL1 North) - DNP
  • Anthony Drmic - Northside Wizards (NBL1 North): 32 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals vs North Gold Coast
  • Isaiah Moss - Rockhampton Rockets (NBL1 North): 27 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists vs Brisbane
  • Deng Deng - Kilsyth Cobras (NBL1 South): 13 points, 11 rebounds vs Knox and 20 points, 12 rebounds vs Dandenong

Cairns

  • Mirko Djeric - Cairns Marlins (NBL1 North) - DNP
  • Ben Ayre - Cairns Marlins (NBL1 North): 27 points vs Darwin
  • Kouat Noi - USC Rip City (NBL1 North): 33 points, 9 rebounds vs Logan
  • Majok Deng - Ipswich Force (NBL1 North): 28 points, 12 rebounds vs Gold Coast
  • Keanu Pinder - Northside Wizards (NBL1 North) - DNP
  • Marshall Nelson - Rockingham Flames (NBL1 West): 6 points, 4 rebounds vs Cockburn
  • Nate Jawai – Darwin Salties (NBL1 North): 14 points, 8 rebounds vs Townsville and 2 rebounds, 6 rebounds v Cairns

Illawarra

  • Alex Mudronja - North Gold Coast Seahawks (NBL1 North): 13 points, 5 rebounds vs Northside
  • Lachlan Dent - Brisbane Capitals (NBL1 North): 15 points, 7 rebounds vs Mackay and 20 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds vs Rockhampton
  • Isaac White - Ipswich Force (NBL1 North): 14 points, 6 rebounds vs Gold Coast
  • Harry Froling - Hobart Chargers (NBL1 South): 30 points, 5 rebounds vs Ringwood
  • Akoldah Gak - Illawarra Hawks (NBL1 East) - DNP
  • AJ Ogilvy – Hills Hornets (NBL1 East): 17 points, 5 rebounds vs Manly

Melbourne

  • Zac Triplett - Keilor Thunder (NBL1 South) - DNP
  • Will Hickey - Casey Cavaliers (NBL1 South): 22 points, 6 rebounds vs Frankston
  • Dion Prewster - Sandringham Sabres (NBL1 South): 15 points, 5 rebounds vs Nunawading and 5 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists vs Melbourne
  • David Barlow - Coaching Sandringham Sabres (NBL1 South): 5 points vs Nunawading
  • David Okwera - Sandringham Sabres (NBL1 South): 18 points, 9 rebounds vs Nunawading and 11 points, 8 rebounds vs Melbourne
  • Shea Ili - Sandringham Sabres (NBL1 South): 20 points, 7 assists vs Nunawading and 24 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds vs Melbourne
  • Mason Peatling - Knox Raiders (NBL1 South): 12 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists vs Kilsyth
  • Makuach Maluach – Darwin Salties (NBL1 North): 29 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals vs Townsville and 23 points, 5 rebounds vs Cairns
  • Jack White – Geelong Supercats (NBL1 South): 20 points, 10 rebounds vs Mount Gambier

New Zealand

  • Kyrin Galloway - Mackay Meteors (NBL1 North): 8 points, 6 rebounds, 3 blocks vs Brisbane
  • Rasmus Bach - Logan Thunder (NBL1 North): 26 points, 7 rebounds vs USC
  • Geremy McKay - Casey Cavaliers (NBL1 South): 15 points, 15 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 steals vs Frankston
  • Sam Short - Eltham Wildcats (NBL1 South): 18 points, 12 rebounds, 12 assists vs Waverley

Perth

  • Jack Purchase - Forestville Eagles (NBL1 Central): 5 points, 4 rebounds vs Centre of Excellence
  • Ollie Hayes-Brown - Willetton Tigers (NBL1 West): 24 points, 18 rebounds vs Lakeside
  • Kyle Zunic - Warwick Senators (NBL1 West): 24 points, 9 rebounds vs Perry Lakes and 12 points, 6 assists vs Eastern Suns
  • Todd Blanchfield - Rockhampton Rockets (NBL1 North): 8 points, 12 rebounds vs Brisbane
  • Mitch Clarke - Bendigo Braves (NBL1 South): 8 points, 6 rebounds, 5 steals vs Diamond Valley
  • Corey Shervill - Lakeside Lightning (NBL1 West) - DNP

South East Melbourne Phoenix

  • Adam Gibson - Knox Raiders (NBL1 South): 12 points, 5 assists vs Kilsyth
  • Tohi Smith-Milner - Sandringham Sabres (NBL1 South): 17 points, 7 rebounds vs Nunawading and 25 points, 9 rebounds vs Melbourne
  • Dane Pineau - Diamond Valley Eagles (NBL1 South): 10 points, 13 rebounds vs Bendigo
  • Owen Foxwell - Eltham Wildcats (NBL1 South): 26 points vs Waverley
  • Tristan Forsyth - Waverley Falcons (NBL1 South): 19 points, 9 rebounds vs Eltham and 10 points, 9 rebounds vs Ballarat
  • Lachie Barker - Frankston Blues (NBL1 South): 9 points, 6 assists vs Casey
  • Reuben Te Rangi - Knox Raiders (NBL1 South): 11 points vs Kilsyth
  • Koen Sapwell - Ballarat Miners (NBL1 South): 33 points vs Melbourne and 10 points vs Waverley

Sydney Kings

  • Jordan Hunter - North Gold Coast Seahawks (NBL1 North): 21 points, 12 rebounds vs Northside
  • Dejan Vasiljevic - Diamond Valley Eagles (NBL1 South): 32 points vs Bendigo
  • Angus Glover - Sutherland Sharks (NBL1 East)
  • Jaylin Galloway - Mackay Meteors (NBL1 North): 7 points vs Brisbane
  • Iggy Mitchell - Norths Bears (NBL1 East)
  • Jayden Hodgson - Red City Roar (NBL1 North): 28 points, 11 rebounds vs Southern Districts
  • Biwali Bayles - Mackay Meteors (NBL1 North): 19 points, 15 rebounds vs Brisbane

Tasmania JackJumpers

  • Matt Kenyon - North West Tasmania Thunder (NBL1 South)
  • Sejr Deans - North West Tasmania Thunder (NBL1 South)
  • Sean MacDonald - North West Tasmania Thunder (NBL1 South)
  • Jock Perry - Casey Cavaliers (NBL1 South)
  • Fabijan Krslovic - North West Tasmania Thunder (NBL1 South)
  • Will Magnay - Gold Coast Rollers (NBL1 North)
  • Jack McVeigh - North Gold Coast Seahawks (NBL1 North)
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