Earlier this year
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.