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  • DOB 16/5/86 Height 188CM Weight 88KG Hometown BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS, USA School ST LOUIS UNIVERSITY Hobbies Coffee Favourite Food Sushi

    Kevin Lisch

    Guard

    #11

    Summary: One of the genuine superstars of the National Basketball League will play his second season with the Sydney Kings, after an excellent debut campaign saw him average 16.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.9 steals and 34 minutes per game while shooting 83.5% from the free throw line. A brilliant shooter, outstanding passer and ferocious competitor at both ends of the floor, the universally respected Captain of the Kings is determined to lead the franchise back to glory in 2017/2018.

    Statistical highlights: Kevin has played 184 NBL games with career averages of 15.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game while shooting 42% from the field, 37% from three point range and 82% from the free throw line. In the 2016/2017 season for Sydney, he led the league in steals, was tenth in the league in points per game and tenth in assists. His career-high six steals keyed a Round Three home win over the Illawarra Hawks.

    Career highlights: Lisch has had a tremendous career, particularly in his adopted Australia. He is one of only six players in NBL history to win multiple NBL MVP awards (2012, 2016) and in 2016 became one of only four players to win NBL MVP and NBL Defensive Player of the Year in the same season. He won the NBL Grand Final Series MVP for Perth in 2010 and was named First Team All-NBL in 2012, First Team All-NBL in 2013 and Second Team All-NBL in 2017. He was named as a member of the Perth Wildcats 30th Anniversary Team and was a member of the Australian Boomers at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In addition, he has played professionally in Spain, France and Puerto Rico and had a great college career at St Louis University, named as the Atlantic-10 Conference Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year as a senior.

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  • DOB 18/02/85 Height 199CM Weight 94KG Hometown ADELAIDE, SA School LAKE GINNINDERRA, CANBERRA, AIS Hobbies Random Sports Trivia Favourite Food Greek Cuisine

    Brad Newley

    GUARD/FORWARD

    #8

    Summary: The highly decorated swingman enjoyed an excellent debut campaign with the Sydney Kings in 2016/2017, cut short thanks to a late season injury. He averaged 17.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.2 steals in 33 minutes per game while shooting 47% from the field, 80% from the free throw line and 32% from three point range, winning the Sydney Kings MVP award. Now fully healthy, he is an enormous key for Sydney. Brad is a noted baseline to baseline defender, is devastating in transition, an underrated perimeter shooter and works exceptionally hard every game.

    Statistical highlights: Brad has played a total of 125 NBL games, with career averages of 18.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.0 steals per game. In the 2016/2017 season he led the Kings in scoring and assists, and finished sixth in the league in scoring, seventh in the league in assists and tenth in the league in steals. He had a season-high 34 points against the Perth Wildcats at Perth Arena in Round Seven.

    Career highlights: Newley is considered one of Australia’s finest players. Domestically, he became the only player in NBL history to win Rookie of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year in the same season as a member of the Townsville Crocodiles in 2004/2005 and he won MVP at the 2005 NBL All Star Game. However, internationally is where he really flourished. He was drafted by the Houston Rockets in the second round of the 2007 NBA Draft and has been a force in various powerful European leagues for over a decade, starring in Greece, Turkey, Lithuania and Spain. In addition, he has represented Australia with great distinction, winning a gold medal in 2003 with the Australian junior men’s team and he won a gold medal with the Australian Boomers at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. He’s a two-time Olympian with appearances in Beijing (2008) and London (2012) and a three-time member of the Boomers’ FIBA World Cup teams (2006, 2010 and 2014).

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  • DOB 15/04/91 Height 186cm Weight 80kg Hometown Sydney, NSW School Westfield Sports High Junior Club Bankstown Hobbies Playing Playstation and going to the beach Idol Growing Up Kobe Bryant & Andrew Gaze Favourite Food Chicken Parmigiana

    Jason Cadee

    Guard

    #5

    Summary: One of the competition’s deadliest perimeter shooters started every game for the Kings in the 2016/2017 season and was a consistent performer. He will play his fourth season in 2017/2018 for his hometown team and has shown improvement throughout a solid NBL career. Expect Jason to be a major contributor once again for the purple and gold as he strives to help the Kings reach the playoffs.

    Statistical highlights: Jason has played 192 NBL games for three teams (Sydney, Adelaide and Gold Coast) with career averages of 8.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. He has played 84 games with the Kings, averaging 11.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game while shooting 81.2% from the free throw line. Jason is currently third all-time in franchise history in career free throw percentage and top ten all-time in franchise history in three point field goal attempts.

    Career highlights: Jason has never missed a game with the Kings through injury. He had an excellent 2015/16 campaign where he averaged an NBL career-high 14 points per game and won both the Sydney Kings Members’ Player of the Year and Sydney Kings Community Award. He led the NZNBL in scoring in the 2014/15 NBL offseason, averaging 26.7 points per game. He played in an NBL Grand Final with Adelaide in 2014 and had a standout junior career, playing in the World Select team that played in the 2010 Nike Hoops Summit in Portland, Oregon. He was also the 2008 Scott Fenton Memorial Player of the Year and the 2008 NSW Male Athlete and Basketball Player of the Year while a member of the Bankstown Bruins.

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    31.09AVG MINS
    3.18AVG AS
    13AVG PTS
    2.46AVG REB
  • Travis Leslie

    Guard

    #1

    Summary: A 193cm (6″4’) swingman with incredible leaping ability, Travis Leslie is in his prime at 27 years of age. He played for the University of Georgia before being drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers with the 47th pick in the 2011 NBA draft. He’s had starring roles for clubs in Europe and the D-League in his six year pro career. His Twitter handle says it all – @FlightLeslie23.

    Statistical Highlights: At the recent NBA Summer League registered two 20 point games for the Indiana Pacers. During his 2016-17 season with NBA D-League side Fort Wayne Mad Ants he  averaged 13.9 points and 6.2 rebounds per game while shooting nearly 50% from the field. Averaged 14.4 points and 7.2 rebounds per game and was named to the All-SEC second team in his junior year at Georgia.

    Career Highlights: Most Valuable Player in the 2013 NBA D-League All Star Game. All-NBA D-League Second Team (2013). Two-time slam dunk champion in Lithuania. LKL All-Star Game MVP (2015)  Pulled off the dunk of the year, over Demarcus Cousins, while playing for the University of Georgia.

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  • Isaac Humphries

    Centre

    #0

    Summary: With maturity beyond his 19 years, the 213cm (7″0′) Humphries joins the Sydney Kings after playing 2 seasons for the University of Kentucky, which has produced NBA superstars DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis and Karl-Anthony Towns. A Sydney local, Humphries attended the Australian Institute of Sport before leaving in late 2014 to chase his NBA dream.

    Statistical Highlights: In his last college game before he declared for the NBA Draft, Humphries put up a career high 12 points (5-8 from the field) and 5 rebounds, which included 2 on the offensive glass, in 21 minutes.

    Career Highlights: Played in the FIBA Under-17 World Championship in 2014 for Australia, guiding them to a silver medal, just losing out to the United States team, which included future NBA draft picks Harry Giles, Josh Jackson and Jayson Tatum. Humphries made the All-Tournament Team, having averaged 19 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks over the 7 games.

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  • Perry Ellis

    Forward

    #34

    Summary: Perry Ellis has long been coveted by Kings coach Andrew Gaze. The 201cm (6″7’) forward brings versatility to the side, able to play multiple front court positions, as well as three-point range. He comes to the Kings via NBA D-League team Greensboro Swarm, following an outstanding four-year career at storied NCAA program the University of Kansas. His work ethic and attitude, as well as a maturity beyond his 23 years, is a welcome addition to the club.

    Statistical Highlights: Ellis averaged 12.5 points and 5.8 rebounds over 144 college games, leading the Jayhawks to an impressive 115-29 record that included four trips to the NCAA Tournament. All-time top ten scorer for Kansas. He averaged 10 points and 4.7 rebounds per game for Greensboro in the NBA D-League.

    Career Highlights: He led Kansas to an ‘Elite Eight’ Regional Finals appearance in the 2016 tournament. During that stellar senior year, Ellis averaged 16.9 points and 5.8 rebounds over 38 games, earned Second Team All American honours and was named First Team All-Conference. Kansas finished the season with an outstanding 33-5 win/loss record. Key member of the United States national team that won the 2015 World University Games, and was named a McDonald’s All American prior to his college career.

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  • DOB 11/07/91 Height 200cm Weight 94kg Hometown Mackay, QLD School Mackay State High School / Australian Institute of Sport

    Todd Blanchfield

    GUARD/FORWARD

    #12

    Summary: Todd comes to Sydney on a two year contract as one of the standout recruits of the National Basketball League offseason. An explosive, versatile swingman with definite perimeter range, Todd has great length, athleticism and the ability to play at least three positions on the court. He played six seasons with the Townsville Crocodiles, showing great improvement each year before heading to Melbourne United for the past two NBL campaigns, and will be a key cog in Sydney’s 2017/2018 NBL roster.

    Statistical highlights: Todd has played 204 NBL games, with career averages of 8.6 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. He averaged 8.8 points and 3.9 rebounds per game in the 2016/2017 NBL season.

    Career highlights: Was named NBL Most Improved Player and garnered Second Team All-NBL honours in the 2014/2015 season after averaging a career high in points (14.6 per game), adding six rebounds per contest. Has also been a standout in the Queensland Basketball League (QBL) for Mackay and won the NZNBL championship in 2015 as an import for the Southland Sharks, averaging 21.1 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game while earning selection in the league’s All Star Five at the end of the season.

     

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  • DOB 20/04/86 Height 204cm Weight 106kg Hometown Perth, WA School University of California - Santa Barbara Junior Club Perry Lakes Hawks Hobbies Jigsaw puzzles Idol Growing Up Gary Ablett, Sr. Favourite Food Nonna's Lasagne

    Tom Garlepp

    Forward

    #14

    Summary: A solid and reliable contributor who will play his sixth season for the Sydney Kings in the 2017/2018 campaign, making him just the ninth player in franchise history to play a minimum of six seasons in the famous purple and gold. He will provide size and scoring off the bench for Head Coach Andrew Gaze and his leadership and work ethic are very important to the team and its goals.

    Statistical highlights: Tom has played 240 NBL games for four teams (Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Gold Coast), playing his milestone 200th game in the 2015/2016 season. He has played 141 games for the Kings, averaging 9.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per game while shooting 46.4% from the field and 71.3% from the free throw line. Tom currently sits tenth all-time in franchise history in games played and is seventh all-time in blocked shots.

    Career highlights: Garlepp won both the Sydney Kings Members Player of the Year and Sydney Kings Most Inspirational Player at the end of the 2014/2015 season and in 2013/2014 was the recipient of the Sydney Kings Coaches’ Award. As a member of the Perth Wildcats, he won that club’s ‘Young Australian Player’ award in 2008. Tom spent two years at NCAA Division One college University of California-Santa Barbara and came through the Australian Institute of Sport (A.I.S.) program, where he set an A.I.S. record with 10 blocked shots in a game.

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    16.28AVG MINS
    1.07AVG AS
    5.57AVG PTS
    2.61AVG REB
  • Height 206cm Weight 102kg Hometown Melbourne, Australia School St Mary's College, California

    Dane Pineau

    Forward/Centre

    #22

    Summary: One of Australia’s rising ‘big’ prospects, 22 year old Pineau comes to the Kings following a solid four year stint at renowned St Mary’s College in California – a program that catapulted Patty Mills and Matthew Dellavedova to the NBA and numerous others to professional international careers. Pineau is a second-generation basketball player, his father Brad having played a total of 52 NBL games with the Devonport Warriors & Melbourne Tigers between 1989 and 1991.

    Statistical highlights: Finished as St Mary’s all-time leader in field goal percentage, connecting on nearly 62% of his attempts. Averaged 11.5 points, 8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 2015-16 season.

    Career highlights: Played in the 2017 NCAA Tournament in his senior season, advancing to round two, following a 29-5 win/loss record for the season. Was a member of the Australian team competing at the 2013 FIBA Under-19 World Championships held in the Czech Republic. Captained the Australian Under-18 team at the 2012 Albert Schweitzer Games in Germany.

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  • Adam Thoseby

    Guard

    #25

    Summary: An absolute sharpshooter from everywhere on the floor, the 198cm (6″6’) swingman joins the Kings following stints in the USA and Great Britain. Born in Australia, Thoseby played high school basketball in Maine in the United States before enrolling in college at Utah State, playing one season there before stops at South Dakota and Georgia Southwestern State. Holding a joint British-Australian passport, he has represented either England or Great Britain on 40 occasions.

    Statistical Highlights: He averaged 15.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in his senior year of college. He played for Great Britain in the 2011 Under-20 European championships, averaging 8.9 points per game and shooting 57.6 percent from the field during the tournament.

    Career Highlights: Helped the Sydney Kings to the 2017 Atlas Challenge championship in China, scoring 28 points in the final.Under-20 European Championships, 2011. New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Class AAA title, 2011

     

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