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'2Hard 2Guard' Deleon fills it up to win weekly NBL award
Monday, February 18, 2013, 01:46:47 PM

Wollongong Hawks import Adris ‘2Hard 2Guard’ Deleon put on a scoring master class, dropping 61 points in two games to take the NBL Player of the Week for Round 19 of the iiNet NBL Championship.

The Hawks guard was at his electrifying best, first posting 33 points (12-of-17FG) in the 92-84 road loss to New Zealand before another game-high 28 points (10-of-11FT) in the crushing 86-62 win over Townsville.

In one of the best scoring displays seen in the iiNet NBL Championship this season, the former Eastern Washington University star amassed 61 points on 57% shooting from the floor, helping the Hawks back into the top four.  

Deleon’s teammate Oscar Forman was lights out, posting 21 points (9-of-12FG) in the loss to the Breakers and 22 points (6-of-7 3FG) in the win over the Crocodiles.

Tigers’ star Jonny Flynn continued his stellar run of form since the turn of the year, posting 24 points, seven assists and six rebounds in the 83-79 home loss to the Perth Wildcats.

Breakers big Mika Vukona (24 points on 11-of-14FG) and Sydney Kings centre Ian Crosswhite (21 points on 8-of-12FG and 10 rebounds) were also in NBL Player of the Week contention. 

NBL Player of the Week Winners 2012/13

Round 1 – Matthew Knight (Perth Wildcats)
Round 2 – Corin Henry (Sydney Kings)
Round 3 – Mika Vukona (New Zealand Breakers)
Round 4 – Ben Madgen (Sydney Kings)
Round 5 – Adris Deleon (Wollongong Hawks)
Round 6 – Cedric Jackson (New Zealand Breakers)
Round 7 – Daniel Johnson (Adelaide)
Round 8 - Kevin Lisch (Perth Wildcats)
Round 9 - Cedric Jackson (New Zealand Breakers)
Round 10 - Corin Henry (Sydney Kings)
Round 11 - Cedric Jackson (New Zealand Breakers)
Round 12 - Lucas Walker (Melbourne Tigers)
Round 13 - Gary Ervin (Townsville Crocodiles)
Round 14 - Daniel Johnson (Adelaide 36ers)
Round 15 - Ian Crosswhite (Sydney Kings)
Round 16 - Daryl Corletto (New Zealand Breakers)
Round 17 - Cedric Jackson (New Zealand Breakers)
Round 18 - Peter Crawford (Townsville Crocodiles)
Round 19 - Adris Deleon (Wollongong Hawks)