Here is the latest Crocs Offseason Update from our players across the world this past week.
Import Omar Samhan competed in three games for San German over the past week. Since the last update, New Zealand Breakers import Cedric Jackson joined as Samhan’s teammate. San German began the week winning against the Piratas de Quebradillas 83-77 with Samhan finishing with 6 points and 4 rebounds. Their next game was against Vaqueros de Bayamon going down 90-75. Samhan finished the game with 10 points, 2 steals and a block. San German bounced back into the winning circles two days later defeating Atenienses de Manati 77-74 with Samhan contributing with 9 points and 6 rebounds.
San German have now moved off the bottom of the ladder into 10th spot with Samhan currently leading the league in blocks per game at 1.8 as well as being fourth in the league in rebounds (9.1 per game).
The news wasn’t great for the Southland Sharks and their import Jordair Jett who has suffered a season ending injury. Jett tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his knee against the Supercity Rangers the previous week. It was really disappointing news for Jett who had just won his second straight Player of the Week award and was sitting fourth in the league in scoring at 22.8 points a game, third in assists (5.3 per game) and second in steals (2.5 per game).
Saddened to say that I tore my acl last Saturday an will be out for… https://t.co/5hV0IKPV4g
— Jordair Jett (@jjett5) April 9, 2016
Despite the loss of Jett, the Southland Sharks have turned to fellow Crocodile and club captain Mitch Norton to fill the role. Norton’s first game was against the Canterbury Rams where they went down 91-78. Starting from the bench, Norton had 12 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists while fellow Crocodile Nick Kay had a team high 26 points and 10 rebounds.
Kay is currently averaging 19.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.9 steals per game.
Meanwhile in Wellington, Leon Henry had 5 points and 5 rebounds in the Saint’s comfortable win over Indigo Hawks 106-63. Henry is averaging 13.8 points and 8 rebounds per game this season.
The Wellington Saints currently sit second on the ladder while the Southland Sharks are in fourth.
Development player and rising star Harry Froling competed in the most prestigious game for young basketballers. Froling competed in the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit which sees the best teenagers from the USA go up against the best young teenagers from around the world. However it wasn’t the best of nights for the World Team as they went down to the USA Team 101-67. The World Team were outscored early as they were down 20-7 at the end of the first quarter which they found it hard to reel in the deficit.
In just under 15 minutes, Froling had 4 points, 3 rebounds, an assist and a block. In his limited minutes, Froling did impress many people.
Liked what I saw from SMU commit Harry Froling on Saturday. Good IQ & good feel. Reminds me a little of Michael Doleac. Will be in rotation.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 10, 2016
The game also featured fellow Australian Will McDowell-White (who is currently living in Townsville). McDowell-White had 5 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal.