Hope everybody is doing well. As I write today we have only two regular season games left, and having won five out of our last six, good enough to get us back to second place in the league standings. In all likelihood this is where we are going to finish heading into playoffs which would be a good position. We'd obviously like to finish first, but regardless we would have home court advantage all the way thru the playoffs (the championship series is at a neutral site). However, like I said there are two games left and we need to finish out on a positive note headed into the playoffs and not have any letdowns.
In the past three weeks I've had a couple decent highlights in my play. Several times last season and a couple this season I had games where I scored in the upper 30's like 39 and 38. I would have gotten to 40 more than once had I just made a couple more free throws in those games. About two weeks ago I finally broke the 40 point barrier as I made my free throws. I'll be honest, it was nice to have a game like that, I ended up with 45 points. I also had another highlight just last weekend as I recorded my first double double in a long time (maybe since high school, I can't even remember). I finished that game with 21 points and 10 assists. It's always enjoyable to play well, I just hope to continue to play well throughout the rest of the season.
Being in Australia, Ben (the other American import) and I don't really have an opportunity to celebrate and enjoy the festivities that accompany July 4th back home in the states. But hey that's alright, cause we organized our own little cookout and get together all the way in Perth, Australia. It was actually hosted by the family that I stay with, who btw are incredible and I'm lucky to have them looking after me, but we had a good crowd show up for burgers, hot dogs, and other things that one might find at a July 4th cookout. There are about 10 or so American players in this league that Ben and I either knew before coming out through Athletes in Action or met competing against each other, so we got most of them to all come enjoy the festivities together. It was a great opportunity to catch up with all these guys off the court and have a "happy birthday America" (as one guy kept saying) party. (Photo of some of the guys above)
Not much other than that, hopefully I'll do a better job updating this site in the coming weeks.