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Earlier this year

Australian Emu's team announced for World Cup

https://australia.basketball/emus-selected-for-fiba-u19-world-cup/

Interesting that Luke Travers wasn't selected.

I guess Josh Green wasn't available?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Luke travers didn't make himself available.
Concentrating on that state league I guess.

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Aussie  
Earlier this year

That's a shame. People don't often get a chance to represent their country

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

NO Tasmanians.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

NO South Australians either

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CT  
Earlier this year

Two Cairns boys in there.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Pretty sure that one Tassie kid 2nd top scored the last Nationals. Boards too very high. What's DP thinking?

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BBallstatsman  
Earlier this year

Based on statistical data available, below is player rankings for the 2019 AJC U20. Ranking is calculated on Offence efficiency + Defense efficiency.
* denotes players selected in the EMUS U19 Team.

Player Ranking Player Name
*1 Kyle Bowen
2 Hunter Goodrick
*3 Callum Dalton
4 Luke Travers
*5 Keli Leaupepe
6 Riley O'shannessy
7 William Mayfield
8 Jacob Richards
9 Oliver Hayes-Brown
10 Junseok Yeo
11 Joshua Bannan
12 Riley Meldrum
13 Athiaan Manyiel
14 Sean Bairstow
*15 Alex Ducas
16 Christian Artacho
17 Morgan Lockwood
*18 Isaiah Jefferson Lee
19 Liam Smith
20 Donovan Crowe
21 Blake Jones
22 Joshua Davey
23 Brandon Freire
24 Matthew Leary
25 Daniel Foster
26 Mitchell Knight
*27 Wani Swaka Lo Buluk
28 Tre Armstrong
29 Tianrong Li
30 Bol Dengdit
31 Jack Stanwix
32 Hunter Clarke
*33 Josh Gatbel Kunen
34 Kobe Williamson
35 Chol Guet
36 Tyrone Simos - Primerano
37 Jackson Walsh
38 Ryan Rapp
39 Reyne Smith
40 Deng Dut
41 Lachlan Charlton
*42 Tyler Robertson
43 Lochie Boucher
44 Elias Cato
45 Keenan Abbott
46 Kian Dennis
47 Fabian Johnson
48 Hayden Blankley
49 Lachlan Viney
50 Michael Alfirenko
51 Jarrod Fenwick
52 John Mapiou
53 Dhal Fieg
54 Jarryd Hoppo
55 Askam Reed Nottage
56 Jordan Sing
57 Troy Schaeche
*58 Sean Macdonald
59 Mojave King
60 Kayden Malseed
61 Akech Mayom
62 Joel Stevens
63 Zac Mcdermott
64 Princepal Singh
65 Hayden Meakes
66 Sebastian Bald
67 Will Cranston-Lown
68 Travis Fee
69 Anyang Garang
70 Samuel Taulapiu
71 Hyunjung Lee
72 Nicholas Stoddart
73 Riley Harrap
74 Lachlan Dent
75 Zac Triplett
76 Harrison Matthew
77 Harry Love
78 Hamish Cummings
79 Matthew Baggio
80 Mark Mudronja
81 Kobe Jackson
82 Alex Archer
83 Bradley Pateman
84 Wil Tattersall
85 Bradley Templar
86 James Toohey
87 Dylan Gray
88 Banjo Talbot
89 Jackson Tremlett
90 Jai Weetra
91 Kane Waters
92 Liam Hislop
93 Shawn Foster
94 Callum Beard
95 Robert Mccowan
96 Ryan Nibbs
97 Dominic Forbes
98 Ronan Busing
99 John Harris

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

FWIW

Firstly, congratulations to all who made the team & good luck. Secondly commiserations to those that were in the mix and missed out.

Like all team selections, these are always open to conjecture & many differences of opinion.

^^ I don't necessarily agree with the above poster's basic description of the rankings being based on Offensive Efficiency + Defensive Efficiency. Did you calculate the Player efficiency yourself and then rank them, highest first, lowest last?

This can be quite deceiving - example the highest EFF might be 20.00 and the lowest EFF might be 19.00, with each rank only separated by 0.01.

Personally I would rather see the Eff figures, not the ranking from the EFF figures.

Did you use ESPN Columnist John Hollinger's formula - which is quite long and complex:

uPER = (1 / MP) *
[ 3P
+ (2/3) * AST
+ (2 - factor * (team_AST / team_FG)) * FG
+ (FT *0.5 * (1 + (1 - (team_AST / team_FG)) + (2/3) * (team_AST / team_FG)))
- VOP * TOV
- VOP * DRB% * (FGA - FG)
- VOP * 0.44 * (0.44 + (0.56 * DRB%)) * (FTA - FT)
+ VOP * (1 - DRB%) * (TRB - ORB)
+ VOP * DRB% * ORB
+ VOP * STL
+ VOP * DRB% * BLK
- PF * ((lg_FT / lg_PF) - 0.44 * (lg_FTA / lg_PF) * VOP) ]

or the formula created by Kansas City sports reporter and statistician Martin Manley which is more basic :

(PTS + REB + AST + STL + BLK − Missed FG − Missed FT - TO) / GP?



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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Just my opinion, but I believe I read an articles on foxsports where Josh Green was considering, wanting, hoping to play in the Senior Boomer's team.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/basketball/exclusive-josh-green-wants-to-make-his-australian-boomers-debut-in-the-2019-fiba-world-cup/news-story/e06b157ce8cec14bdbc9f29275200a77

If that is the case, then playing in an U19 Australian team would be, IMO, considered by him, his entourage, his management, etc, etc as beneath him and would serve no useful value as it might just show him up against other kids his own age and show deficiencies in his game and could be detrimental to his NBA draft prospects.

He's using similar tactics to Dante - not going to college, Thon Maker - not going to college nor playing for Australia in junior FIBA events.

Like Dante & Thon Maker, keeping it all a mystery has currency.

Look, good luck to him, but Markelle Fulz and others have tore up USA high school basketball and turned out to be not so great in the NBA.

For Josh's sake, I hope it turns out.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^^ It's not all about rankings - team make-up/balance, team bonding, players that have played in FIBA tournaments before and know what to expect and the coaching staff know they can handle the pressure of playing in a foreign country with different food, etc, etc all come into it as well.

However, based upon the anon's rankings the two lowest player's selected would appear to be questionable, if you just go by the rankings.

But DP is a Victorian and those two players are as well. Also one of them plays at Dandenong where DP coaches, so I guess that might help explain it?

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A A Ron  
Earlier this year

Robertson is at least one of those tough role players that brings some grit and spirit, plus he's big and physical. It's sometimes better to have a couple of guys who will accept a role at the end of the bench and just bring energy while knowing where they stand.

Macdonald is very overrated, too small and not athletic enough to play the way he naturally does against lesser competition like when he was in VJBL, he's not the PG they've tried to make him. Not saying he's not a decent player, just not up to international level imo.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The Hollinger formula is yet another flawed system.
There is no accounting for what the opposition does.
Look at the TENDEX system. It is the only true system that I have ever seen and used for 2 decades plus that takes into account all stat'd fields for all teams.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

*1 Kyle Bowen and *27 Wani Swaka Lo Buluk getting minutes for the Wildcats in Game 4 of the Grand Final. Both have scored.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Jacob Richards #8. No selection, seriously?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

You gotta love that Bowen tried to dunk it on Moller.

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Dion  
Earlier this year

Can't believe Luke Travers has gone to footy what a shame. At least should have gone NCAA Div1 then comeback as a rookie list in AFL

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Poaching a lot of players from basketball atm.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Dion, do you mean Luke Jackson, Luke Travers is still playing SBL in WA.

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Dion  
Earlier this year

My bad other Luke from WA phew.

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LC  
Earlier this year

They are both from WA - LOL.

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