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Premier League Round 4

South Adelaide (2-1) vs Centrals (1-2)
South will be looking to consolidate after a good road win against Woodville last week. Eian Davis has taken his scoring down a notch this year (19.7ppg down from around 33ppg last year) but his assists still rank 3rd in the league (6.3apg). Ivory Young has been a handful for teams on the perimeter averaging 23ppg. Jimma Dau (23.7ppg) and Ricardo Martin (18ppg) provide the scoring punch for Centrals & it'll be a real battle of bigs vs littles in this one.

South by 4 in a cracker of a game.

Forestville (0-3) vs Eastern (0-3)
Not the desired result for Forestville last week with the added firepower of 36ers Adam Doyle & Brendan Teys. Undoubtedly it'll take some time to click but once they do, look out. With Daniel Johnsons shadow looming teams will be fearing the Eagles shortly. Jake Rios helped Eastern to their highest total of the season, but they couldn't stop Southern scoring 129 on the weekend. William Wise III proving his class by putting up 25 points against Southern to maintain his average, it appears he will be a handful for all teams.

Forestville by 11 despite Rios having 30 in a revenge game

Norwood (2-1) vs Sturt (1-2)
Norwood took Centrals best hits last week and came out on top. Led by the usual suspects of Lycett, Webber and Webber the additions of Stanbridge and McGriff help sure up the frontline. Sturt seems to have trouble getting everyone on court at the moment, making it hard to predict their form week to week. Nate Garth would want to start hitting some shots to justify the hype.

Norwood by 14, Garth to struggle with the Webbers pressure

West Adelaide (3-0) vs North Adelaide (2-1)
Game of the round and probably the season so far. Last years minor premiers against last seasons champions and both sides have started in good form. West unblemished with arguably a stronger group returning this year. North took a loss down at Morphett Vale but bounced back to smash Forestville last week. Starling with a league leading 29.7ppg and 15rpg looks in the best form of his career. Reed getting better every week rounding into shape. Some great match ups to watch here: Starling vs West/Dowdell, Reed vs Thomas etc.

West by 6 with Legan exposing Norths zone for 7 3s

Southern (3-0) vs Woodville (1-2)
The Tigers took to the road and piled on 129 against a hapless Mavs defence last week. They have a well balanced attack and judging by their FB, produce their fair share of highlights! Woodville suffered a narrow loss to South last week but if they can get both imports firing in the same game they'll be a handful for any team. They have perhaps the best defence in the league - will that be enough to slow the Tigers?

Southern by 7 after the Warriors grind them down to their pace.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

southern by 30

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Mavs v Forestville is the game of the round. Rios and wise will combine for 70 in a narrow 72-80 loss

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

West and north definite game of round, but Norwood Sturt and Centrals South important in terms of staying in touch with four.
Joking about Eastern and forestville, two 0 and 3 teams??? Wise is ordinary, may be scoring some points but giving up more on defence, 2 rebounds in a game as centre? And Forestville having Teys as their excitement machine, sorry, going to watch what's on the ABC instead.
Woodville are just slowing games down with their zone, so far imports are Jekyll and Hyde. My guess Hyde this week, Southern by 50.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Agreed, I think West vs North might decide spots in the top 3 (I actually think they're the best two teams once everyone is firing) but Centrals vs South & Sturt vs Norwood could have a big impact on who makes the bottom end of the finals.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

West have the best Australian content with 5 guys having US college experience.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Interesting question. I'd say Norwood have best AUSSIE content. Then West then Southern? Sturt possibly after that. North propped up by 2 awesome imports.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

705, there are many levels of college experience. Low level college and very high level.

Juco and D2 don't quite cut it at this level. The fact is, most of the guys that have stayed here and played are better off than the 5 mentioned.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

DJs playing, could be a long night for the Mavs

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

True about levels of college, but a couple of the lads that west got back were instrumental in their run, first half of season were about the mark but really meshed in second half when those guys got integrated in system.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

720, that is definitely not a fact.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

720 that is definitely incorrect. You do realise Leroy Loggins came from a D2 school. I think he could 'cut it' in the PL, don't you?

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Anonymous  
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McGriff another example - went to an NAIA school but dominated & is probably the best & most versatile big our league has seen.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Mcgriff, you joking. Got 20 points against bad centrals defence, can't play defence and had five travels. Dudes only 6 5 anyway.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Who is better?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Jordan West

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sorry I meant as an import.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Imagine West without a game of footy before hand

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hoot  
Earlier this year

Eian Davis played at a small school? Rios? And if we reach back a few years Miller from Centrals? All of whom played multiple years as an import and have had tremendous success.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

McGriff 21 and 10 with 4 steals in only 16 minutes of a blowout. Proving that he is the best big in the league and might be the recruit that puts Norwood over the top into championship favouritism.

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Anonymous  
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North upset West at home. Maybe Norwood and Tigers are favourites

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Bearcats wout West, Kubank & Spudavechia hardly an upset up against a full strength North squad, Starling and co too good. More surprised by the big blow out wins from South and Norwood!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Mavs still winless in the men's after starting well but ended up going down by 30 to an eagles team that will be a sleeper with all of their players on deck.

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Anonymous  
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Reed & Starling showing they're the best import combo in the league.

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Anonymous  
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North still with couple to return too. Will be stronger in second half

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Reed and Starling's numbers last night were earth shattering for the best import combo in the league.

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Anonymous  
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They did enough to beat the best team in the league

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Anonymous  
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Not a Reed fan but he hit two huge 3s in the 4th to seal the game, earned some respect from me.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Set undermanned team. Take two starters out of most teams in league they'll struggle and West only lost by 6.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

As stated above North are also missing some key players.

Southern are the only team playing at full strength right now and it shows. Teams will catch them up pretty quickly.

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Anonymous  
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To the quality of West, Spadavecchia and Kubank?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

At least. Pike hasn't played yet, Harding will return and Goodluck still a chance.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I where near!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How do West at full strength compare to Southern?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Depends if they shoot like they did in the first half!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Depends if Southern play defence like North in the first half

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Not sure Southern can defend at North's level.

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Anonymous  
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North were good defensively but first quarter West could hit a layup too. Bit of North's defence and West’s poor finishing. North should of been 20 up at quarter time but missed few free throws!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wise can't rebound at all

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