u19 Worlds qtrs v Serbia
Haven't seen anything on the u19s since the Taepei thread and wanted to ask a question or two so time for a new thread!
The Emus are in action against Serbia tonight at 1:30am SA time. For those who want to, I believe you can watch the game live through the FIBA website, though it might cost a small amount.
So what I really wanted to know: how is Anthony Drmic related to Frank Drmic of SE Melbourne Magic days? Big gap to be his brother - son perhaps?
Anthony is having a big tournament, leading the Emus in scoring with 16.8 ppg. Seems to be shooting ridiculously well, making 17/33 3PFG and shooting 56% from the field! Where is he headed after the WC's?
The Sixers Mitch Creek has been solid, with 14.7 ppg and a team leading 6.2 rpg.
Captain Hugh Greenwood appears to be the other standout, though he has had to fight through an ankle injury. He still is averaging 13 ppg though.
Serbia beat us last year 74-64, so it will be intersting to see if we can turn that around here and get ourselves into the medal round. They've lost one more game in the tournament than us, going down to the US in a close one and getting smashed by Lithuania, who are surely tournament favourites with NBA lottery pick Jonas Valanciunas dominating.
Comparing team stats, the main difference is in defence, with the Emus giving up 9ppg less than the Serbs. The Serbs are shooting 2pt FG a little better (47.7 v 44.4), but we are averaging better in rebounds, steals and turnovers thus far.